We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following
Air Transit Visa “A Visa”
An airport transit visa is required for nationals of certain states to go through the international
transit area of airports, without actually entering the national territory of the country concerned,
during a stop-over or transfer between two stages of an international flight.
In other words an Airport Transit Visa – TYPE A is required when you are required to connect through
an airport in one of the Schengen countries without actually leaving the transit are of the airport.
(I.e. you arrive from a non-Schengen country and depart to a non-Schengen country) For Transit
between two Schengen countries, please apply for a Schengen Visa – TYPE C Generally foreigners
who do not leave the transit zone or the plane during a stop-over on an airfield are not subject
to the visa requirement.
Schengen Visa “C Visa”
A Schengen visa is valid for 26 Schengen member states and is for short stay for a maximum period
of ninety days within a six months period. A Schengen visa allows the holder to travel freely
across the Schengen member states.
The following 26 countries have implemented the Schengen Agreement: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,
Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
The visa is issued for single, double or multiple entry. A Schengen visa can only be applied for
up to three months prior to your entry into the country.
National Visa “D Visa” - stay for over 90 days
According to Austrian FPG, for a stay between 91 days to 180 days, Visa D needs to be applied for.
It entitles for a stay in all Schengen Countries for 90 days in the duration of 6 months.
Working in Austria
A Visa D is a national Austrian Visa, that can be issued for the duration of stay in Austria between
91 and 180 days. This visa entitles the applicant for a stay/travel in the Schengen area for
90 from these 180 days. Applications for a residence permit must be made exclusively in person
on a pre-agreed date directly at the Embassy.
Purpose for the issuance of a Visa D:
Specific short-term stay i.e. research (with hosting agreement acc. § 67 NAG), seasonal labor, expatriate,
intern, students (one semester), job-seeker Entry Visa D with regard to a resident permit granted
by the internal authorities (Temporary Residence Permit, Permanent Residence Permit) Kindly note
that in this case the Visa D only entitles for the entry into Austria. The granted resident permit
has to be obtained from the concerned authorities during the time of validity of the visa. In
case you fall under this category, you will be informed from the Embassy accordingly, also with
regard to the documents need to be submitted.
Student visas are given to bona fide students to pursue regular studies at recognized institutions
in Austria for Study more than 90 days and up to 6 months. The visa is multiple entries and valid
for the period of study as approved by the educational institution in Austria.