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Requirements for Austria Visa Application Based on Purpose of Visit

Guide on Requirements for Austria Visa Application Process

REQUIREMENTS FOR AUSTRIA VISA APPLICATION – Here are the documents needed in applying for a travel visa to Austria based on the purpose of visit.

One of the beautiful places in the country is Austria. It is one of the countries where amazing and unique experiences await for you and your family. Why not put it in your bucket list?

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Austria is one of the most beautiful countries the amazing imperial palace, The Vienna Hofburg, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Salzburg Altstadt, await you. You and your loved ones will also surely love to take snaps at the Spanish Riding School and the Schönbrunn Palace which are both in Vienna.

Although it is not one of the visa-free countries in the world, Austria has so much to offer which makes the visa application worth it. When you get to the country, it will be best not to miss a visit at Melk Benedictine Abbey as well as the famous Hallstatt and the Dachstein Salzkammergut which you can look at in the photo below.

Requirements for Austria Visa
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Austria requires a travel visa for entry. There are general and specific requirements for Austria Visa application based on the purpose of study. Here are the general documents needed regardless of your intent to visit the country:

  • duly-completed and signed Austria Visa Application Form
  • two (2) identical photos
    • in passport format (35x45mm size)
    • must show whole face
    • in light background
    • in color
    • neutral facial expression
  • valid passport
    • at least three (3) months beyond the planned date of departure from Austria
    • not older than 10 years
    • must contain at least two (2) blank pages
  • copies of previous Schengen Visa, if applicable
  • cover letter that states the purpose of visit and the detailed travel itinerary
  • round-trip flight ticket
  • proof of accommodation
  • proof of civil status
  • proof of sufficient financial means
  • schengen travel insurance
  • proof of income:
    • If employed, prepare the following:
      • Employment Contract
      • current bank statement for the last six (6) months
      • leave permission from the employer
      • Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary
    • If self-employed, prepare the following:
      • copy of business license
      • latest six (6) months company bank statement
      • Income Tax Return
    • If student, prepare the following:

If you are traveling with a minor, there are several other requiremenst for Austria Visa application that you must prepare and submit in applying. Here are these documents that you must be complied:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Austrian Visa Application Form signed by both parents
  • Family Court Order if only one (1) parent has full custody
  • certified copies of ID/passport of both parents
  • notarized parental authorization to travel signed by both parents/guardians if the minor will be traveling to Austria alone

There are also additional specific requirements for Austria Visa application depending on the purpose of your visit to the country. Here are these required documents under each specific type of travel visa:

Transit Visa

Business Visa

  • Invitation Letter from the Austrian company
  • Certificate from employer stating purpose of travel to Austria
  • Business Bank Statement
  • Memorandum and Article of Association
  • Trade License
  • Proof of trip financing

Student Visa

Medical Visa

  • local medical report
  • medical attestation from the hospital or doctor in Austria
  • payment receipt of medical fees
  • official confirmation of the treatment or appointment
  • sufficient financial means to pay the medical expenses

For Filipino nationals who wish to apply for travel visa to Austria, there is an Austrian Embassy in Manila. It is located at the 8th floor, One Orion Building, 11th Avenue corner 38th Street in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.