Original and valid passport
Proof of a valid alien resident card or US visa
Proof of address in the United States
Schengen travel insurance
Proof of employment
The Austria visa application form cab be filled online. The process takes around 70 minutes, and expect to spend upwards of six hours preparing your complete Austria visa application.
Atlys recommendeds downloading the Austria application form, and filling it manually. It's faster!
Provide basic information such as your name and passport details. United States residents do not have any national identity number.
For Austrian visa applicants living in the United States, a valid legal proof of your residence status is required. Note that B1/B2 visa holders are not eligible to receive a Schengen visa in the United States. There are no exceptions to this rule. It's always helpful to provide accurate details about your US residence proof.
If you've been to the Schengen area in the past 59 months, try reaching out to the consulate requesting a mail-in application. They're usually able to retrieve your biometrics from a central database. As per the European Union:
Frequent travellers to the Schengen Area do not have to give new finger scans every time they apply for a new visa. Once finger scans are stored in VIS, they can be re-used for further visa applications over a 5-year period.
In this section of the application form, you will have to provide information about your employment. Other than that, you need to state the purpose of your journey and the duration of stay. The guarantor is basically your hotel.
Schengen visas are usually issued only for the said duration. Multiple entry Schengen visas are rare but worth trying!
Surname and first name of the inviting person(s) in the Member State(s). If not applicable, name of hotel(s) or temporary accommodation(s) in the Member State(s). For most travelers, this is the hotel's contact information. The details have to match those in your itinerary and hotel reservation.
Finally, you’ve to present evidence to prove that you can support your stay in Austria. You can select the option that works best for you, which has a balance equivalent to EUR 50 x the number of days in Austria. Use the Atlys tool above to calculate the amount for your stay.
After completing the application, make sure to sign it. Do not affix your photo on the application form.
Photos for Schengen visa have to conform to ICAO standards.
Minors require a Schengen visa to travel to Austria. In addition to all the standard documents, you’ve to provide the following.
A letter of employment is required to prove that you have an incentive to return to your home country. For students, this is a letter from the university confirming your full-time admission. The letter should consist of:
For homemakers or those unemployed, a letter of support from any individual/organization. This includes but is not limited to your spouse or parents too. If you're traveling to Austria as part of your graduation trip, provide a copy of your offer letter. You want to be able to convince them that you've a strong incentive to return back.
Travel insurance is a requirement to get a Austria Schengen visa. The insurance should cover:
Currently, Austria is under a lockdown. No tourists are allowed to go to the country, and restaurants are only opened in one province - Vorarlberg. Starting 19th May, restrictions will be lifted nationwide following strict norms, such as masks and social distancing. If you want to travel to Austria now, then before starting to plan, ask the Austrian embassy in your country to know the latest information regarding travel restrictions. You need to show a negative test result of Covid-19 disease and quarantine yourself for 14 days after reaching Austria.
Proof of accommodation is a tentative itinerary showing your flight tickets & hotel stay but not yet purchased.
Many qualify however, showing a bank statement is the most straightforward. You can also use one of these:
invoices of prepaid travels and accommodations
attested documents showing spouse’s consent in covering the expenses, etc.
Other types of visas and document requirements
Short-term work visa: Reference letter of the U.S. employer mentioning profile, salary, date of hiring, dates of vacation, and itinerary.
Self-employed: Your business existence proof and the client’s details you intend to meet in Austria. The proof of income from the business.
Foreign students on F-1 visa: A valid I-20, reference letter from an educational institution, education details, and expected date of the end of graduation course.
The visa sticker contains information on the visa’s validity period and the duration of the authorized stay. A visa can be issued for one entry or multiple entries. The maximum duration of stay is shown on the visa sticker, and it varies according to the reasons for your stay. What you must remember
You can appeal the decision if you believe that there was no mistake in your application. However, you will not get a refund of the original fees.
The Member State competent to handle a request visa and decide on it is the one whose territory constitutes the sole destination (or main) or the trips.
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