US citizens do not need a visa for tourist or business travel to this country for stays up to 90 days. Any US citizen who wishes to travel to Austria for any purpose other than tourism or business negotiations (e.g. work, study, adoption, immigration, or stays longer than stipulated in the entry requirements) should contact our office.
Visa Application (Entry Permit)
PLEASE NOTE: Visa applications can now be submitted at the VFS Visa Application Centers in Houston, Miami and Washington DC. For more information and to book an appointment, please visit the VFS website. Applications will be accepted by appointment only!
VFS Global is an external service partner for the Austrian Embassy. Please make sure of the correct address for your appointment (the VFS Application Center Washington DC is NOT located at the Austrian Embassy!).
Important! You can only apply at the VFS Application Centers, if you reside in the consular jurisdiction of the Austrian Embassy Washington:
Alabama| Arkansas | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Kansas | Louisiana | Maryland | Mississippi | Missouri | North Carolina | Oklahoma | Puerto Rico | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Virginia | West Virginia | U.S. Virgin Islands | Bahamas
Otherwise, please submit your application at the Austrian Consulate General with jurisdiction over your place of residence.
If you do not reside in the United States of America (e.g. being in the U.S. as a tourist), you cannot apply for an Austrian visa in the United States. You must apply for the visa at the Austrian Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence.
- All applicants for a visa to enter Austria must submit biometric data (ten fingerprints). Therefore, all applicants need to schedule an appointment and must appear in person. Biometric data, along with the data provided in the visa application form, is stored in the Visa Information System (VIS) and allows Schengen States to exchange data (for more information please visit www.ec.europa.eu).
Information on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Frequent travelers to the Schengen Area do not have to give new finger scans every time they apply for a new visa. Once finger scans are stored in VIS, they can be re-used for further visa applications over a 5-year period.
- Please note that both your nationality (= citizenship) and the passport you hold determine whether or not you must apply for a visa.
- Holders of Alien Passports, issued by the United States (USA), need a visa for Austria.
- Holders of Refugee Passports, Alien Passports, and Permits to Re-Enter NEED a visa for Austria.
Austria is a signatory state of the Schengen Agreement, which has lead to the abolition of internal border controls. With a Schengen visa, you may travel freely throughout the entire Schengen zone.
The following countries have implemented the Schengen Agreement: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
CONSULAR SECTION, EMBASSY OF AUSTRIA, WASHINGTON, D.C.
3524 International Court, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Consulate Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except Austrian and U.S. holidays)
Tel.: (202) 895.6720
Fax: (202) 895.6773
Mr. Josef Prelec, Consul General
Meet the Consul
Alabama| Arkansas | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Kansas | Louisiana | Maryland | Mississippi | Missouri | North Carolina | Oklahoma | Puerto Rico | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Virginia | West Virginia | U.S. Virgin Islands | Commonwealth of the Bahamas