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Austrian National Visa (Visa D)


If you intend to stay in Austria for more than 90 days and up to 6 months AND you are not a citizen of an European Union or European Free Trade Association member state, you need to apply for a national Austrian visa (Visa D).

During the validity of the Visa D the holder is entitled to enter transit and stay up to 90 days in other Schengen countries.

Additional information for students and visiting scholars is available at the website of the Embassy of Austria.

Visa Fees

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Documents Required

Important: You will need to complete the Registration Process first. You cannot submit only the application form and or checklist. Review the steps to apply carefully to ensure you submit a completed application set.

Document Checklist

Application for Austrian National Visa (Visa D)

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Photo Specifications


Please provide one recent (not older than 6 months) color photograph of yourself, meeting the following requirements:

  • Taken against a plain light (white or off-white) background so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background

  • Clear quality and with the face in focus

  • Full face: non-smiling, no sunglasses, no hat/cap or any head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of his/her religious belief or ethnic background

  • Printed on normal photographic paper (camera print)

Photograph attached (glued) to the Visa Application Form

If the photographs presented do not meet these requirements (see examples here), then the visa application will be considered incomplete and applicant will be asked to take new photographs in the photo booth in the visa application center.

Processing Time

Applications are processed in the order of receipt. Processing usually takes 15 business days from receipt by the Embassy of a complete application and may take longer during peak times and in exceptional circumstances. This estimate excludes the shipping of applications to the Embassy and the return of passports to applicants. The Embassy does NOT provide status updates on visa applications.

Applicants are advised to apply at least 30 days in advance to avoid disappointment.


Processing times for applicants of the following countries may take a minimum of 3 weeks. Please be aware that the processing time can take longer in certain cases.

Afghanistan Algeria Bangladesh Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Egypt Ghana Indonesia
Iraq Iran Jordan Kazakhstan
Lebanon Libya Liberia Mali
Morocco Mauritania Niger Nigeria
Pakistan Palestine Philippines Ruanda
Saudi Arabia Somalia Sri Lanka Sudan (North Sudan)
South Sudan Syria Togo Tunisia
Yemen - - -