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VFS Services Australia Pty Ltd [service provider] is a commercial entity contracted by the Embassy of Austria in Canberra, Australia to provide administrative services related to processing of Visa Applications.

The Embassy of Austria also processes applications on behalf of the German missions in Australia and the Embassy of Latvia in Australia. Your Visa application will be processed and decided by the Embassy of Austria.

The Embassy reserves the right to call every applicant for a personal interview.
Visa Application Process
Step 1 : Click “All About Visas”. Please read all information in this section carefully before applying for a visa.
Step 2 : Complete the registration process by clicking “Apply Now”.
Step 3 : After successful registration, download and print your confirmation letter, application form and Annexure A [checklist].
Step 4 : Complete your application form in black or blue ink and in bold letters. Sign the application form and Annexure A. For minors under 12 years of age, a parent or guardian have to sign on their behalf.
Step 5 : Gather all supporting documents required as per Annexure A. Please make sure that your application contains at least the following documents:

Return flight ticket or booking confirmation
Travel insurance
Accommodation booking OR invitation letter by host, their police registration and passport copy
Bank statements covering the last 3 months, stamped by your bank as evidence that you have sufficient funds for your trip.
A recent passport photograph meeting specifications must be pasted on your application form.
Step 6 : Visit your nearest VFS Global office to submit your application. You MUST submit your application in person. For minors under 12 years of age, a parent or guardian may submit the application on their behalf.

You must carry with you:
Your confirmation letter
Your completed and signed application form
Your completed and signed Annexure A [checklist]
Your current passport
All required supporting documentation as per Annexure A

Your application must also include:

An Express Post Platinum 500gm satchel with your return address [no other type of return envelope is considered acceptable]
Step 7 : If your application meets the above criteria, it will then be accepted for payment at the VFS Global office. You can pay the visa and service fees by credit card (Visa & Mastercard) only.
Step 8 : To prove your visa status in Australia, use the VEVO email service provided by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (http://www.immi.gov.au).

Select “Check Visa Entitlements (VEVO)” and have a verification email sent to info.ausau@vfshelpline.com.

The email has to be sent on the day of your appointment before visiting the Visa Application Centre. Applications without VEVO confirmation cannot be accepted. (Not applicable for citizens of Australia and New Zealand).

Your VEVO statement MUST show that you are entitled to “multiple entries to and from Australia during the validity of your visa” and must be permitted to “arrive after” the date of your return to Australia following your proposed travel to the Schengen Area.
Step 9 : Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for your visa to be processed. Your passport and visa will be returned to you in your self-addressed Express Post Platinum envelope.

Mandatory Aspects for Application

Applicants with Diplomatic Passports, Service or Official passports and Special Travel documents other than ordinary passports must lodge their applications directly at the Embassy of Austria in Canberra.

The service provider will accept applications for the following categories
Schengen Visa – Type C for Austria, and Latvia
Schengen Visa – Type C for Germany, except for the purpose of gainful employment
Airport Transit Visa – Type A for Austria, Germany and Latvia
Austrian National Visa – Type D

In the following cases the service provider will not accept applications
Applications lodged more than three months before the start date of the intended visit
Applications not submitted in person at VFS Global Office . For minors under 12 years a parent or Guardian must submit the application in person with a valid photo identity
Incomplete or unsigned applications forms and Annexure A [checklist]
Ordinary Passports that do not meet the criteria as set out in the Registration Process
Ordinary Passports not containing at least two blank pages and issued within the previous ten years
Photographs not fulfilling the standards set out in Regulation [EC] No. 1683/95. Photo Specifications

Incomplete Applications and Refund Policy:
VFS will attempt to contact an applicant via telephone or email for any information lacking as required to constitute a complete application as set out in Annexure A [the checklist]. The applicant will be required to provide the necessary information within 2 working days, failing which the application may be considered incomplete and returned.
All other fees other than VFS Service Fees will be refunded for an application considered to be incomplete [ required information to prepare a complete application is not received within 2 working days from the date of contacting the applicant via email or telephone]
Once an application is submitted to the Embassy of Austria, a no refunds policy applies.


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