Required Documents and Procedure -
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.
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.
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 &amp; 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
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.
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 (&ldquo;AMS Best&auml;tigung&rdquo;)
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
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
declaration &amp; 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
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
Authorisation Letter from
Visa Fee Subject to Change.
Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care. However, regulations and requirements are subject to change.
Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.