Apply for
VISA to Austria
South Africa
Visa Application Forms
When you apply for a visa the "Application for Schengen Visa" and the "Application for Schengen Visa, Supplementary Information" forms must be submitted together. Links to both forms can be found below:

Application for Schengen Visa
Visa Check list
Visa Requirements

The forms are in PDF format.

You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and download these forms.
Please click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

To Download a Form:

1. Click on the form link
2. When the form opens, save the form on your computer.


1. Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
2. Select Save Target As from the list
3. Save the form on your computer.
Visa Application

Step 1
Only Short term visas are accepted at the VFS application centre. Please go to the link “All about your Visas” to understand details of Short Stay Visa’s. All applications are processed by VFS.

Step 2
A visa application can be submitted by the Applicant in person only, either to the Austria Visa Application Centre in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban


The visa fee can be paid in advance and to our bank account before handing in the application or by Credit/Debit Card. Please remember to bring/submit your original deposit slip and please put your passport number as a reference.
  For applications submitted in person at the Visa Application Centre - it is mandatory to Schedule an appointment to submit your Short Stay application. Please click on the link to make an appointment

Step 3
Applications submitted at the Austria Visa Application Centre(s) for processing and thereafter forwarded to the Austria Embassy in Pretoria for decisioning.

Important - Visa applications take up to 15 calendar days to process.

Some applications may require further processing, which could take from 30-60 days.