Austria

New Delhi

Name:                                                                          Embassy of Austria

Note: For the visa submission Applicant / Agent needs to take appointment thruough VFS sitehttp://www.vfs-austria.co.in/Schedule_An_Appointment.html

Business

Following travellers are exempted from biometric:-

  • Children under the age of 12,
  • Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible. If the fingerprinting of fewer than 10 fingers is possible, the maximum number of fingerprints shall be taken. If the impossibility is temporary, the applicant shall be required to provide the fingerprints at the following application,
  • Heads of State or government and members of a national government with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose,
  • Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by a Member State government or international organisation for an official purpose.
  • Application form to be filled in completely and signed by the applicant
  • Two recent passport-size (35-45 mm in width) photographs in colour according to EU norms. The photographs must be: no more than 6 months old, close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph, photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
  • The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen territory. Passports valid for more than 10 years will not be accepted as the main required travel document. It is mandatory to have two blank pages opposite to each other.
  • Handwritten passports and Passports with manual entry or observations concerning the data pages will not be accepted by the Embassy.
  • Proof of airline reservation for a round trip e.g. reservation slip.
  • Proof of accommodation: hotel reservation, guarantee of host company, etc.
  • Overseas medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EURO. The insurance has to cover all risk e.g. accident, illness, etc. Insurance policies have to be submitted with an English or German translation. The policy has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the date of arrival & departure has to be submitted in original along with a photocopy. Approved list of Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa:
    1. Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    2. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years (Travel Prime Super Age Policy without age limit).
    3. Bharti AXA General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 60 years.
    4. Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
    5. Cigna TTK for the age group of 0 month to 75 years.
    6. Future Generali India insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    7. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    8. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company for age group of 3 months to 50 years (Policies for schengen Countries 51 to 85 years).
    9. IFFCO – Tokio General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    10. National Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years (Schengen Plan 61 to 80 years).
    11. Reliance General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    12. Religare Health Insurance Company (All Plans without age limit).
    13. Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    14. SBI General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    15. Star Health & Allied Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    16. Tata AIG General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 55 years (Travel Guard (without Sublimits) 56 years to 70 years and Travel Guard Senior (without Sublimits) 71 years and above).
    17. The New India Assurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    18. The Oriental Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years.
    19. United India Insurance Company (without age limit).
    20. Universal Sompo General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
  • Valid permit to return to India e.g. valid resident or return visa for citizens of other countries residing in India (if applicable)
  • Proof of occupation.
  • Employment letter from the current organization stating the position and the tenure.
  • Income/ salary slip covering last three months
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • If you are self-employed; a letter from your lawyer, chartered accountant/The Chamber of Commerce including income statement or income tax return for last three (3) years
  • Original letter from the company specifying reason for and duration of travel to Austria.
  • Original invitation letter from the company in Austria sent directly from the Austrian Company to the Embassy, copy to be submitted with the application.
  • Electronic letter of guarantee – EVE or GVE – Elektronische Verpflichtungserklarung or Generalverpflichtungserklarunghttp://www.bmi.gv.at/cms/BMI_Fremdenpolizei/einreise_visa/Visum_6.aspx (to be obtained from the Austrian business with the competent, Fremdenpolizeibehorde at the appropriate regional office in Austria (if applicable) or in case of GVE at the Austrian Ministry of Interior.
  • Proof of sufficient funds
    • Original bank statements of last three.
    • months including address & telephone number of the bank.
    • Traveller’s Cheques etc.
    • Note: Credit cards and cash are not accepted as proof of financial means but credit card statements can be submitted as supporting document.
  • Copy of passport, visa/s and stamps (if any)
  • Applicant can be asked for additional documents or may be called for an interview if deemed necessary
  • The Visa fee, according to Schengen regulations, is non-refundable.
  • Frequent business travellers have the option of applying for a business visa for one year validity.
  • The submission and collection of your visa application and passport from VFS can be done either by the applicant himself/herself or through any authorized person who bears an original authorization letter signed by the applicant and a photo-ID of the authorized person.
  • Application form, declaration and undertaking and requisite document must be signed by the Applicant. Representative and Travel Agents must bring the above signed documents at the time of submission.

The Embassy of Austria has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 6th February 2015, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

  • Immediate Family Member ( i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings);
  • One member of a group collecting for the entire group;
  • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department;
  • Representative of a company – Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card.

If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:-

  • Photocopy of Govt. ID card;
  • Original ICR;
  • Authorisation Letter from applicant.

Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission. The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form. This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

The visa fee for application to the Austria Visa Application Centre can be made by a Demand Draft in favor of ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’ payable in the respective cities, in New Delhi, Mumbai, Jalandhar, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. The visa fee, according to Schengen regulations, is non-refundable. Applicant can also pay the visa fees in cash at the application centre by paying an additional service charge of INR 57 (Inclusive of service tax 15%).

The processing time is approx. 4- 5 working days. In exceptional cases, this period may be extended up to 30 calendar days, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed and when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days. Kindly note if you are submitting your application in Cochin /Sri Lanka / Puducherry and Nepal Application center the processing time will be 2 more Working days in addition to normal days define by Embassy.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
VFS Service Charges Rs. 1520 N/A
Children age 6-12 years Rs. 2560 N/A
For all categories Rs. 4390 N/A

Student

  • Application form to be filled in completely and signed by the applicant.
  • Two recent passport-size (35-45 mm in width) photographs in colour according to EU norms. The photographs must be: no more than 6 months old, close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph, photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
  • The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen territory. Passports valid for more than 10 years will not be accepted as the main required travel document. It is mandatory to have two blank pages opposite to each other.
  • Handwritten passports and Passports with manual entry or observations concerning the data pages will not be accepted by the Embassy.
  • Proof of airline reservation for a round trip e.g. reservation slip. Ticket should not be bought until a visa is guaranteed or issued.
  • Proof of accommodation: hotel reservation, guarantee of host, etc.
  • Overseas medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EURO. The insurance has to cover all risk e.g. accident, illness, etc. Insurance policies have to be submitted with an English or German translation. The policy has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the date of arrival & departure has to be submitted in original along with a photocopy. Approved list of Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa:
    1. Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    2. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years (Travel Prime Super Age Policy without age limit).
    3. Bharti AXA General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 60 years.
    4. Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
    5. Cigna TTK for the age group of 0 month to 75 years.
    6. Future Generali India insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    7. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    8. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company for age group of 3 months to 50 years (Policies for schengen Countries 51 to 85 years).
    9. IFFCO – Tokio General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    10. National Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years (Schengen Plan 61 to 80 years).
    11. Reliance General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    12. Religare Health Insurance Company (All Plans without age limit).
    13. Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    14. SBI General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    15. Star Health & Allied Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    16. Tata AIG General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 55 years (Travel Guard (without Sublimits) 56 years to 70 years and Travel Guard Senior (without Sublimits) 71 years and above).
    17. The New India Assurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    18. The Oriental Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years.
    19. United India Insurance Company (without age limit).
    20. Universal Sompo General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
  • Cover letter explaining the purpose of the trip including detailed description of your proposed course of study.
  • Valid permit to return to India e.g. valid resident or return visa for citizens of other countries residing in India (if applicable).
  • Proof of sufficient funds (if applicable)
    • Original bank statements of last three (3) months including address & telephone number of the bank.
    • Traveller’s Cheques.
    • Note: Credit cards and cash are not accepted as proof of financial means but credit card statements can be submitted as supporting document
  • An invitation by a resident in Austria (if applicable).
  • Original invitation letter from the inviting person in Austria.
  • Electronic letter of guarantee – EVE or GVE – Elektronische Verpflichtungserklarung or Generalverpflichtungserklarung;http://www.bmi.gv.at/cms/BMI_Fremdenpolizei/einreise_visa/Visum_6.aspx
    (to be obtained from the Austrian business with the competent, Fremdenpolizeibehorde at the appropriate regional office in Austria (if applicable) or in case of GVE at the Austrian Ministry of Interior.
  • Original and copy of letter of admission (University, language course, school etc.).
  • Copy of receipt or money order to prove payment of tuition for course (if applicable)
  • A permission letter from school/college where applicant is attending, confirming the absence of leave for the duration of studying in Austria (if applicable).
  • Copy of passport, visa/s and stamps (if any).
  • Applicant can be asked for additional documents or may be called for an interview if deemed necessary by the Embassy.
  • The submission and collection of your visa application and passport from VFS can be done either by the applicant himself/herself or through any authorized person who bears an original authorization letter signed by the applicant and a photo-ID of the authorized person.
  • Application form, declaration and undertaking and requisite document must be signed by the Applicant. Representative and Travel Agents must bring the above signed documents at the time of submission.
  • To enable the Embassy to process the documents, the applications for a visa should be filed at least 15 working days prior to departure.

The Embassy of Austria has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 6th February 2015, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

  • Immediate Family Member ( i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings);
  • One member of a group collecting for the entire group;
  • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department;
  • Representative of a company – Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card.

If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:-

  • Photocopy of Govt. ID card;
  • Original ICR;
  • Authorisation Letter from applicant.

Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission. The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form. This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

The visa fee for application to the Austria Visa Application Centre can be made by a Demand Draft in favor of ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’ payable in the respective cities, in New Delhi, Mumbai, Jalandhar, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. The visa fee, according to Schengen regulations, is non-refundable. Applicant can also pay the visa fees in cash at the application centre by paying an additional service charge of INR 57 (Inclusive of service tax 15%).

The processing time is approx. 4- 5 working days. In exceptional cases, this period may be extended up to 30 calendar days, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed and when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days. Kindly note if you are submitting your application in Cochin /Sri Lanka / Puducherry and Nepal Application center the processing time will be 2 more Working days in addition to normal days define by Embassy.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
VFS Service Charges Rs. 1520 N/A
Visa fee Rs. 7310 N/A

Tourist

Following travellers are exempted from biometric:-

  • Children under the age of 12,
  • Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible. If the fingerprinting of fewer than 10 fingers is possible, the maximum number of fingerprints shall be taken. If the impossibility is temporary, the applicant shall be required to provide the fingerprints at the following application,
  • Heads of State or government and members of a national government with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose,
  • Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by a Member State government or international organisation for an official purpose.
  • Application form to be filled in completely and signed by the applicant
  • Two recent passport-size (35-45 mm in width) photographs in colour according to EU norms. The photographs must be: no more than 6 months old, close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph, photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
  • The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen territory. Passports valid for more than 10 years will not be accepted as the main required travel document. It is mandatory to have two blank pages opposite to each other.
  • Handwritten passports and Passports with manual entry or observations concerning the data pages will not be accepted by the Embassy.
  • Proof of airline reservation for a round trip e.g. reservation slip. Ticket should not be bought until a visa is guaranteed or issued
  • Proof of accommodation: hotel reservation including the name of the hotel, phone numbers and hotel booking code, guarantee of host, etc.
  • Overseas medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EURO. The insurance has to cover all risk e.g. accident, illness, etc. Insurance policies have to be submitted with an English or German translation. The policy has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the date of arrival and departure has to be submitted in original along with a photocopy. Approved list of Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa:
    1. Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    2. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years (Travel Prime Super Age Policy without age limit).
    3. Bharti AXA General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 60 years.
    4. Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
    5. Cigna TTK for the age group of 0 month to 75 years.
    6. Future Generali India insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    7. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    8. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company for age group of 3 months to 50 years (Policies for schengen Countries 51 to 85 years).
    9. IFFCO – Tokio General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    10. National Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years (Schengen Plan 61 to 80 years).
    11. Reliance General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    12. Religare Health Insurance Company (All Plans without age limit).
    13. Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    14. SBI General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    15. Star Health & Allied Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    16. Tata AIG General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 55 years (Travel Guard (without Sublimits) 56 years to 70 years and Travel Guard Senior (without Sublimits) 71 years and above).
    17. The New India Assurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    18. The Oriental Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years.
    19. United India Insurance Company (without age limit).
    20. Universal Sompo General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
  • Cover letter explaining the purpose of the trip and a detailed itinerary detailing each location to be visited and duration of stay at each location
  • Valid permit to return to India e.g. valid resident or return visa for citizens of other countries residing in India (if applicable)
  • Proof of Employment.
    • Employment letter from the current organization stating the position, the tenure and contact details.
    • Income/ salary slip covering last three months.
    • No objection certification from the organization confirming the leave status.
  • If you are self-employed; a letter from your lawyer, chartered accountant/The Chamber of Commerce including income statement or income tax return for last three (3) years
  • For students, a permission letter from school/college, including phone numbers and address, confirming the leave for specified period of travel (if applicable)
  • Proof of sufficient funds
    • Original bank statements of last three (3) months including address & telephone number of the bank
    • Traveller’s Cheques etc.
    • Note: Credit cards and cash are not accepted as proof of financial means but credit card statements can be submitted as supporting document.
  • In case of a minor
    • a minor accompanied by one parent shall provide a Original notarized NOC by the other parent , plus copies of parents passports or ID
    • a minor travelling alone shall provide a Original notarized NOC by both parents / legal guardians, plus copies of parents passports or ID
  • Copy of passport, visa/s and stamps (if any)
  • Applicant can be asked for additional documents or may be called for an interview if deemed necessary by the Embassy.
  • Please make sure that Air Ticket, Invitation, Insurance and Covering Letters have matching dates. All supporting documents must be submitted together- in original and duplicate/photocopy.
  • Application form, declaration and undertaking and requisite document must be signed by the Applicant. Representative and Travel Agents must bring the above signed documents at the time of submission.
  • The submission and collection of your visa application and passport from VFS can be done either by the applicant himself/herself or through any authorized person who bears an original authorization letter signed by the applicant and a photo-ID of the authorized person.

The Embassy of Austria has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 6th February 2015, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

  • Immediate Family Member (i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings);
  • One member of a group collecting for the entire group;
  • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department;
  • Representative of a company – Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card.

If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:-

  • Photocopy of Govt. ID card;
  • Original ICR;
  • Authorisation Letter from applicant.

Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission. The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form. This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

The visa fee for application to the Austria Visa Application Centre can be made by a Demand Draft in favor of ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’ payable in the respective cities, in New Delhi, Mumbai, Jalandhar, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. The visa fee, according to Schengen regulations, is non-refundable. Applicant can also pay the visa fees in cash at the application centre by paying an additional service charge of INR 57 (Inclusive of service tax 15%).

The processing time is approx. 4- 5 working days. In exceptional cases, this period may be extended up to 30 calendar days, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed and when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days. Kindly note if you are submitting your application in Cochin /Sri Lanka / Puducherry and Nepal Application center the processing time will be 2 more Working days in addition to normal days define by Embassy.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
Children age 6-12 years Rs. 2560 N/A
VFS Service Charges Rs. 1520 N/A
For all categories Rs. 4390 N/A

Visitor Visa

Following travellers are exempted from biometric:-

  • Children under the age of 12,
  • Persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible. If the fingerprinting of fewer than 10 fingers is possible, the maximum number of fingerprints shall be taken. If the impossibility is temporary, the applicant shall be required to provide the fingerprints at the following application,
  • Heads of State or government and members of a national government with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose,
  • Sovereigns and other senior members of a royal family, when they are invited by a Member State government or international organisation for an official purpose.
  • Application form to be filled in completely and signed by the applicant.
  • Two recent passport-size (35-45 mm in width) photographs in colour according to EU norms. The photographs must be: no more than 6 months old, close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph, photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
  • The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen territory. Passports valid for more than 10 years will not be accepted as the main required travel document. It is mandatory to have two blank pages opposite to each other.
  • Handwritten passports and Passports with manual entry or observations concerning the data pages will not be accepted by the Embassy.
  • Proof of airline reservation for a round trip e.g. reservation slip. Ticket should not be bought until a visa is guaranteed or issued
  • Proof of accommodation: hotel reservation including the name of the hotel, phone numbers and hotel booking code, guarantee of host, etc
  • Overseas medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EURO. The insurance has to cover all risk e.g. accident, illness, etc. Insurance policies have to be submitted with an English or German translation. The policy has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the date of arrival & departure has to be submitted in original along with a photocopy. Approved list of Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa:
    1. Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    2. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years (Travel Prime Super Age Policy without age limit).
    3. Bharti AXA General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 60 years.
    4. Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
    5. Cigna TTK for the age group of 0 month to 75 years.
    6. Future Generali India insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    7. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    8. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company for age group of 3 months to 50 years (Policies for schengen Countries 51 to 85 years).
    9. IFFCO – Tokio General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    10. National Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years (Schengen Plan 61 to 80 years).
    11. Reliance General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    12. Religare Health Insurance Company (All Plans without age limit).
    13. Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    14. SBI General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    15. Star Health & Allied Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    16. Tata AIG General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 55 years (Travel Guard (without Sublimits) 56 years to 70 years and Travel Guard Senior (without Sublimits) 71 years and above).
    17. The New India Assurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    18. The Oriental Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years.
    19. United India Insurance Company (without age limit).
    20. Universal Sompo General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
  • Cover letter explaining the purpose of the trip and a detailed itinerary detailing each location to be visited and duration of stay at each location
  • Valid permit to return to India e.g. valid resident or return visa for citizens of other countries residing in India (if applicable)
  • Invitation and Guaranty by a resident in Austria.
  • Original invitation letter from the inviting person in Austria.
  • Electronic letter of guarantee – EVE or GVE – Elektronische Verpflichtungserklarung or Generalverpflichtungserklarung  ;http://www.bmi.gv.at/cms/BMI_Fremdenpolizei/einreise_visa/Visum_6.aspx
    (to be obtained from the Austrian business with the competent, Fremdenpolizeibehorde at the appropriate regional office in Austria (if applicable) or in case of GVE at the Austrian Ministry of Interior.
  • Proof of Employment
    • Employment letter from the current organization stating the position, the tenure and contact details
    • Income/ salary slip covering last three months.
    • No objection certification from the organization confirming the leave status
  • If you are Self-employed; a letter from your lawyer, chartered accountant/The Chamber of Commerce including income statement or income tax return for last three (3) years
  • For students, a permission letter from school/college, including phone numbers and address, confirming the leave for specified period of travel (if applicable)
  • Proof of sufficient funds (if applicable)
    • Original bank statements of last three (3) months including address & telephone number of the bank
    • Traveller’s Cheques
    • Note: Credit cards and cash are not accepted as proof of financial means but credit card statements can be submitted as supporting document
  • Application form, declaration and undertaking and requisite document must be signed by the Applicant. Representative and Travel Agents must bring the above signed documents at the time of submission.

Copy of passport, visa/s and stamps (if any).

  • Please make sure that Air Ticket, Invitation, Insurance and Covering Letters have matching dates. All supporting documents must be submitted together- in original and duplicate/photocopy.
  • Applicant can be asked for additional documents or may be called for an interview if deemed necessary by the Embassy.
  • The submission and collection of your visa application and passport from VFS can be done either by the applicant himself/herself or through any authorized person who bears an original authorization letter signed by the applicant and a photo-ID of the authorized person.
  • To enable the Embassy to process the documents, the applications for a visa should be filed at least 15 working days prior to departure.

 

The Embassy of Austria has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 6th February 2015, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

  • Immediate Family Member ( i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings);
  • One member of a group collecting for the entire group;
  • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department;
  • Representative of a company – Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card.

If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:-

  • Photocopy of Govt. ID card;
  • Original ICR;
  • Authorisation Letter from applicant.

Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission. The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form. This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

The visa fee for application to the Austria Visa Application Centre can be made by a Demand Draft in favor of ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’ payable in the respective cities, in New Delhi, Mumbai, Jalandhar, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. The visa fee, according to Schengen regulations, is non-refundable. Applicant can also pay the visa fees in cash at the application centre by paying an additional service charge of INR 57 (Inclusive of service tax 15%).

The processing time is approx. 4- 5 working days. In exceptional cases, this period may be extended up to 30 calendar days, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed and when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days. Kindly note if you are submitting your application in Cochin /Sri Lanka / Puducherry and Nepal Application center the processing time will be 2 more Working days in addition to normal days define by Embassy.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
VFS Service Charges Rs. 1520 N/A
Children age 6-12 years Rs. 2560 N/A
For all categories Rs. 4390 N/A

Work Permit

  • Application form to be filled in completely and signed by the applicant.
  • Two recent passport-size (35-45 mm in width) photographs in colour according to EU norms. The photographs must be: no more than 6 months old, close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph, photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
  • The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen territory. Passports valid for more than 10 years will not be accepted as the main required travel document. It is mandatory to have two blank pages opposite to each other.
  • Handwritten passports and Passports with manual entry or observations concerning the data pages will not be accepted by the Embassy.
  • Proof of airline reservation for a round trip reservation slip. Ticket should not be bought until a visa is guaranteed or issued.
  • Proof of accommodation: hotel reservation, guarantee of host company, etc.
  • Overseas medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EURO. The insurance has to cover all risk e.g. accident, illness, etc. Insurance policies have to be submitted with an English or German translation. The policy has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the date of arrival & departure has to be submitted in original along with a photocopy for the first 14 days of stay in Austria. Approved list of Indian Travel Insurance Companies providing Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa:
    1. Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    2. Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years (Travel Prime Super Age Policy without age limit).
    3. Bharti AXA General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 60 years.
    4. Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
    5. Cigna TTK for the age group of 0 month to 75 years.
    6. Future Generali India insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    7. HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    8. ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company for age group of 3 months to 50 years (Policies for schengen Countries 51 to 85 years).
    9. IFFCO – Tokio General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    10. National Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years (Schengen Plan 61 to 80 years).
    11. Reliance General Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    12. Religare Health Insurance Company (All Plans without age limit).
    13. Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company for the age group of 3 months to 70 years.
    14. SBI General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    15. Star Health & Allied Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    16. Tata AIG General Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 55 years (Travel Guard (without Sublimits) 56 years to 70 years and Travel Guard Senior (without Sublimits) 71 years and above).
    17. The New India Assurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 70 years.
    18. The Oriental Insurance Company for the age group of 6 months to 60 years.
    19. United India Insurance Company (without age limit).
    20. Universal Sompo General Insurance Company for the age group of 0 month to 70 years.
  • Cover letter explaining the purpose of the trip.
  • Valid permit to return to India (e.g. valid resident or return visa for citizens of other countries residing in India (if applicable).
  • Original letter from the company specifying reason for and duration of travel to Austria.
  • Original invitation letter from the company in Austria sent directly from the Austrian Company to the Embassy, copy to be submitted with the application.
  • Permission from the Austrian Labour Market Authority (“AMS Bestätigung”) in original.
  • Letter from the Indian company in original (not applicable to seasonal workers)
  • Copy of passport, visa/s and stamps (if any)
  • Visa fees paid are Non-Refundable now.
  • Applicant can be asked for additional documents or may be called for an interview if deemed necessary by the Embassy.
  • The submission and collection of your visa application and passport from VFS can be done either by the applicant himself/herself or through any authorized person who bears an original authorization letter signed by the applicant and a photo-ID of the authorized person.
  • Application form, declaration & undertaking and requisite document must be signed by the Applicant. Representative and Travel Agents must bring the above signed documents at the time of submission.
  • The applications for a visa should be filed at least 15 working days prior to departure.

The Embassy of Austria has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 6th February 2015, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

  • Immediate Family Member ( i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings);
  • One member of a group collecting for the entire group;
  • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department;
  • Representative of a company – Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card.

If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:-

  • Photocopy of Govt. ID card;
  • Original ICR;
  • Authorisation Letter from applicant.

Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission. The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form. This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

The visa fee for application to the Austria Visa Application Centre can be made by a Demand Draft in favor of ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’ payable in the respective cities, in New Delhi, Mumbai, Jalandhar, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. The visa fee, according to Schengen regulations, is non-refundable. Applicant can also pay the visa fees in cash at the application centre by paying an additional service charge of INR 57 (Inclusive of service tax 15%).

 

The processing time is approx. 4- 5 working days. In exceptional cases, this period may be extended up to 30 calendar days, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed and when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days. Kindly note if you are submitting your application in Cochin /Sri Lanka / Puducherry and Nepal Application center the processing time will be 2 more Working days in addition to normal days define by Embassy.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
VFS Service Charges Rs. 1520 N/A
Visa fee Rs. 7310 N/A

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