Austrian embassies and consulates
If you are applying for a Schengen Visa to Austria, you will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence. Austria has around 80 embassies and 274 consulates spread all over the world - although the nation enjoys diplomatic relations with 196 states.
What services do Austria’s embassies and consulates provide?
In addition to helping Austrians abroad, embassy officials can be a point of contact for those with immigration and asylum issues. They also encourage tourism to Austria by providing information to potential visitors.
Do I have to apply for an Austria Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Austrian embassy or consulate officials do not process initial applications or conduct your visa application interview, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The official visa partner of Austria is VFS Global - so they may act on Austria’s behalf in your country. Employees can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy too. A link to VFS Global’s website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
Austrian embassies and consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico.
Here is a list of the cities where the embassy or consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Austrian mission on the website below. In most countries, these will be located in capital cities or major population centers.
Austrian foreign ministry website : bmeia.gv.at/en
Austrian embassies and consulates in the U.S.
Austria has consulates in major cities, with bases in Anchorage, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, Saint Paul, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Juan, Seattle, Spartanburg, St. Louis, St. Thomas, Tampa, and the embassy in Washington D.C.
Austrian embassies and consulates in the U.K.
Austria has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Birmingham, Edinburgh, London, Manchester. It also has consulates in the overseas territories of the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.
Austrian embassies and consulates in China
Austria has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai.
Austrian embassies and consulates in India
Austria has embassies or consulates in the major cities Chennai, Goa, Kolkata / Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi.
Austrian embassies and consulates in Indonesia
Austria has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Bandung, Jakarta, Surabaya, and Yogyakarta.
Austrian embassies and consulates in Brazil
Austria has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Belo Horizonte, Blumenau, Brasilia, Curitiba, Treze Tilias, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Sao Paulo, and Vitória.
Austrian embassies and consulates in Mexico
Austria has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Cancun, Guadalajara, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, and Tijuana.
What if Austria does not have an embassy or consulate in my country?
If Austria does not have an embassy or consulate in your country, then officials from another Schengen country, or a visa applications partner, such as VFS Global, will act on the nation’s behalf.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
When applying for a visa to Austria, or any Schengen state, you need travel cover or your application will be refused. AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance costs just €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Austria, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Austrian embassies and consulates
How long will it take the Austrian embassy or consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for an Austrian Schengen visa may take up to 15 days, in a normal situation, but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
If the Austrian embassy refuses my Schengen Visa, can I appeal?
Yes. You can appeal if your visa application is refused for most reasons.
Can Austrian officials revoke my visa after it has been issued by the embassy?
Yes. Your visa could be revoked if you no longer meet the criteria your visa was issued under.