Austria Tourist Visa

Austria, known as the land for tourist attractions. It is located in the southern part of Europe and has nine states. The country promises its tourists with picturesque landscapes, views, beautiful sights, buildings, museums, history and architecture.

Hence most of the tourists flock to Austria to enjoy the beauty of the architectural works.

If you are willing to visit Austria for a short duration (up to 90 days), then you need a Schengen Short Stay Visa, which is called as a C-type visa. You would need to get any one of the following Schengen Visas for Austria:

  • Austrian Tourist Visa:For sightseeing or vacation in Austria
  • Austrian Visitor Visa:For visiting friends or relatives living in Austria

Requirements for the visa

You would need the following for an Austrian Schengen Visa application:

  • Visa application form
  • Photographs as per specifications
  • A travel document or a passport that has a validity of a minimum of 3 months
  • Copies of any previous Schengen Visa (if applicable)
  • Schengen Travel Insurance worth at least €30,000 for medical emergencies
  • Cover letter stating your purpose and itinerary for the visit
  • Flight itinerary
  • Accommodation proof
  • Proof of having sufficient funds for the trip
  • Marriage certificate, birth certificate etc. (wherever applicable)

Employed people would need to provide a proof of employment and taxation. Those who are self-employed will need to provide the requirements regarding their business and taxation.


Y-Axis has extensive experience handling tourist visas. Our team will help you in:

  • Evaluating the best Visa type to apply under
  • Guide you on the required documentation
  • Advise you on the funds that need to be shown
  • Review your documents for the visa application

Help you prepare for a visa interview in case one is required

What is the difference between Austria tourist and visit visa?

A tourist visa has been made for those applicants who want to visit Austria either for tourism or any other non-business related reason. A visitor visa, on the other hand, has been made for those people who want to visit friends or family in Austria. Do keep in mind that if you plan on going to Austria on a visitor visa, the person who has invited you will have to provide a guarantee on your behalf.

Visitors will, however, need a letter of reference from a friend or family member staying in Austria. In addition, at the time of the visa application process, they would need to present the reference letter.

What is a Schengen visa?

Schengen visa is a short-stay visa that allows the visa holder to travel to any of the members of the Schengen Area in the period of 90-day stay.

Schengen Area includes 26 countries

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Belgium
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Latvia
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Slovenia
  • Estonia
  • Italy
  • Slovakia
  • Finland
  • Liechtenstein

You are not free to apply for the Schengen visa for any country. You must apply in the mission or embassy of the country where you are planning to stay for the longest duration. If it is difficult to determine this, especially if you are taking a cruise or a bus tour, you can apply for the visa for the country, which is the first point of entry. This is provided if you are spending equal number of days in all the countries.

How do I apply for an Austrian visa?

Do keep in mind that all visa applications for Austria will be assessed by the Embassy of Austria.

The applications have to be submitted and collected in person.

Step 1: Choose the right visa for you.

Step 2: Book a prior appointment for submission of application.

Step 3: Submitting documents at the visa application center.

Step 4: Collection of passport.

You will need to fill out the Schengen Visa application form and include the following documents: two recent passport-style images, a passport, or other travel documents less than 10 years old and valid for at least three months after the date of your departure from the Schengen region. You will also need travel and medical insurance to cover up to €30,000 in expenses.

You should have a flight itinerary and proof of accommodation during your stay, proof of your civil status, such as a marriage certificate, and proof that you have means of subsistence during your stay. You should have a cover letter specifying your itinerary and the intent of your visit.

Which visa do I have to apply for Austria?
  • Type C – for less than 90 days
  • Type D – beyond 90 days

If you wish to visit the country for tourism and leisure, business purposes, visiting friends or relatives, official visits, medical care, short-term study, and research purposes, you need to apply for an Austrian Schengen Visa.

The Schengen Consulate may issue you a single, double or multiple-entry visa valid for 90 days depending on your reasons for visiting the Schengen Region and the frequency of your visits.

What is the processing time Austria Visa?

Usually, the processing time for Type C visas is about 15 to 20 days. When there are many applications being processed simultaneously, the processing time can go up to 30 days as well. In exceptional cases, even 60 days might be needed for processing.

The processing period can be extended to 30 days because of the number of applications received by the Austrian embassy/consulate or the uniqueness of your situation.

It can take up to 60 days for exceptional applications to be processed by the Austrian embassy/consulate.

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