If you are visiting Austria on a visit visa or business visa in 2020 and looking forward to getting information about the Austria visa requirements and application, then do read give this article.
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Austria Visit Visa Requirements
Short-stay visa application form duly filled and signed by the applicant. In case of minor(s), the form should be signed by both parents.
Two (2) recent photographs of the applicant. Please check photograph specifications here
An ordinary passport or another recognised travel document valid for at least three months from the expiry date of the visa applied for. This document must have at least two empty pages. Please bring previous passports, if any, and attach with application copies, on A4 size paper, of used pages.
Photocopy of your national ID card
Third-country nationals residing in Pakistan must provide supporting documents attesting to the legality and the authorised duration of their residence here.
Original and photocopy of Family Registration Certificate issued by NADRA (in English or with a certified translation if in Urdu)
For underage children (under 18) travelling with a single parent, a written consent of the other parent is required with photocopy of his CNIC card.
An original signed letter of the applicant’s company/employer stating name, position, salary, duration of employment, address and contact numbers of the employer, purpose and duration of visit to the Schengen state(s). If the applicant is a “student”, original signed letter from the applicant’s school/college or University.
Supporting documents of personal income :
Original bank statements of the last six months
National Tax Number Certificate (NTN) for the previous two years and proof of income tax payment (FBR)
Last three salary slips
Accommodation proof (confirmed hotel reservation, rent agreement clearly stating your name, rental period dates and accommodation address) covering the entire period of travel. See possible waiver of hotel reservation (in Austria only)
Copy of flight booking(s).
If the trip is a package tour, attach a detailed itinerary.
Original AND copy of a travel medical insurance policy of not less than 30,000 Euros. The policy must cover medical and hospitalisation expenses for the entire period of valid stay on the Schengen territory as well as repatriation costs.
Consult valid list of authorized insurance companies in Pakistan as agreed by Schengen partners in Islamabad.
List of Countries whose citizens need a visa to visit Austria
Dem. Rep. Of Congo Mali
Dominican Republic Mongolia
List of Countries whose citizens don't need a visa to visit Austria
Antigua and Barbuda
United States of America
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Which type of Visa do you need to visit Austria?
If you are planning to visit Austria for a short stay trip (up to 90 days), then you have to apply for a Schengen short-stay visa to Austria, known also as a C-type visa.
Austria Visit Visa Processing Time
The processing time for an Austrian Schengen visa may take up to 15 days, in a normal situation. In some cases, this period may be extended up to 30 due to the number of applications the embassy/consulate of Austria is receiving, or the uniqueness of your case.