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This site provides information on procedures applicable to all Indian residents who wish to apply for a visa to travel to Austria.

For Prospective Applicants:
If you wish to apply for a temporary visa to Austria, kindly read the information on this site carefully. If you follow the guidelines listed on this site, you will be able to submit your documents accurately. This will reduce the chances of your application being rejected due to inadequate or faulty submission of documents. This is to keep you informed that visa applicants holding Diplomatic or official passport can submit their application at the VFS Austria centre. The applicant can directly apply at the Austria embassy against prior appointment. Please call at (011) 2688 9170 to schedule an appointment.

Processing Time:
Processing Time will be minimum of 15 days (excluding day of submission at VFS) for all the Visa categories. However, in some cases the procedure may take considerably longer.
Kindly note that Embassy of Austria would not entertain any query regarding status of your visa application within 15 days from the date of your application

" Please note w.e.f 21 July 2014, Visa applicants are informed that travel medical insurance issued by only some Indian insurance companies are will be accepted for visa procedures. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen state.
Kindly click here for complete list of Travel Insurance companies and detailed Information."
 
Visa Application Process
Step 1 : Only short-term visa applications are accepted at the VFS application centre and Work permit/Student visa for 180 days are also accepted.
Step 2 : Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how much time it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate / Embassy of Austria to decide on.
Step 3 : Please go to the link “All about visas” to understand details of Short Stay visas and Long Stay visas.
Step 4 : Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the visa application centres / Consulate/ Embassy
 
TRACK YOUR APPLICATION
If you have already submitted an application for a Visa at VFS Austria Visa Application Centre in Colombo you can track your application here.

You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth. Please click here.
     
 
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