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JURISDICTION RESTRICTION: Currently we are accepting applications for Austrian Embassy in Washington DC, Miami and Houston, application centers. Please ensure to check the jurisdiction restrictions before booking an appointment and visiting our center for submission. Click Here
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It is advised to book a visa application appointment as soon as applicants know they will be travelling, allowing enough time for the Mission to process the visa application (see Processing Time under the various visa categories) and taking in consideration the days that VFS offices and /or the Mission may be closed (see Public Holidays/Closures ). The visa application cannot be submitted more than 6 months prior to departure and has to be lodged not later than 15 calendar days before the intended start of the trip. Otherwise the application is inadmissible.
All applicants must book an appointment online through this website to submit their visa application and biometric information at the visa application center.
VFS Global appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers, namely: IE, Firefox, Safari,Opera and Chrome v16.
Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process on this website to submit your online visa application and supporting documents at the application center.
If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel, and you will be required to book a new appointment after 24 hours.
Please make sure you arrive at the Visa application center 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application center. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.
Important note: As part of the visa application procedure, you will need to provide biometric data which includes electronic fingerprint data. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, if possible please wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image; hence this should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.
If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.
Applications are processed in the order of receipt. Processing usually takes 15 business days from receipt by the Embassy of a complete application. If further checks are necessary, the processing time may increase to 45 calendar days. 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.