Introduction
The Embassy of Austria is pleased to announce VF Services (UK) Limited as its outsourcing partner for visa applications, who operates Austria Visa Application Centres in Manchester and Edinburgh.

Visa applications are to be submitted in the visa application centres, from where they will be sent to the Embassy of Austria in London for their further assessment.

Applicants who wish to submit a visa application in the Embassy of Austria in London, need to select London as location, under Embassy Appointment.

For Prospective Applicants

Please read the information on this site as the provided guidelines will help you to prepare your visa application as accurately as possible and prevent any visa processing delays.
 
Visa Application Process
Step 1 : Applicants first check whether they need to apply for a visa to travel. If yes, then they need to check their eligibility to apply for a visa in the UK. Every person traveling (including small children) needs to submit their visa application IN PERSON in the visa application centre by appointment. VF Services only accepts visa applications for short stays up to 90 days, i.e.  Tourism, Business, Family & Friend visit and EU family members; for longer stays applicant will have to apply with the Embassy of Austria directly.
Step 2 : Applicants schedule an online appointment respecting the minimum processing time for their visa application between the day of visa application submission in our centre and the departure date of their trip.

IMPORTANT – Please ensure that you complete and print the online form, check that it is signed by all relevant persons, and bring this with you when attending for your appointment.
Step 3 : Applicants need to gather the required documents (as per their chosen visa category) in order to provide a complete visa application, click ‘All about your visa’.
Step 4 : Applicants submit their visa application on their appointment day in the visa application centre. Upon arrival they will give their appointment letter to the reception desk who will issue in return a token number. Applicants will be seated in the waiting area until they are called to a submission counter, where the visa application (+ supporting documents) will be scrutinised. Finally, a receipt will be issued as acknowledgement of payment for the fees and service charge.
 
Track Your Application
If you have already submitted a visa application at Austrian Visa Application Centre in Manchester or Edinburgh, you can track the status of your visa application on ‘Track your application’  by entering your reference number and your date of birth.

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