What is Required for Austria Schengen Visa

Austria Schengen Visa Requirements

There are a lot of reasons why Austria is one of the most favourite destinations:it does not only boasts villages, cities and towns rich with history, but also superb ski resorts suitable for everyone. One can stay in a cosy chalet, modern apartment or choose a hotel corresponding to own taste. After a day on the slopes you can either relax in a bar or restaurant, or one can find quite a few night clubs to have fun.

Before planning your holiday in Austria check if you need a Schengen visa, because the process of obtaining a Schengen visa may take a few weeks. Normally, it takes the Austrian Embassy 3 working days to issue a visa but passport holders of some countries have to wait for about 15 working days for their visa to be processed. So, it is very important to make sure that you have enough time for your visa application to be processed, otherwise you might have to postpone or even cancel your holiday.

If you are granted a multiple visa, it means you can travel to other Schengen countries after your journey to Austria, because Austria is part of the Schengen agreement.

To have your visa application processed you need to provide correct visa supporting documents depending on your resident visa for the UK. The following paperwork must be presented by all applicants:

Completed and signed visa application form.

•    Passport with at least two blank pages valid residence permit for the UK. Please note that the passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the validity of the requested visa.

•    Copy of the main page of the passport copy of the UK residence permit

•    2 standard passport-size photos.

For tourist visa you will be asked to provide proof of sufficient funds, employment/college/university letter, hotel and tickets confirmation and medical travel insurance.If you are applying for a tourist visa, hotel confirmation, confirmed ticket and travel insurance are all necessary. When you need a business Schengen visa, a letter of invitation from a company in Austria should be presented in addition to the above mentioned documents. Please note that you have to present the originals and copies of all the above mentioned documents.

The first thing to do is to book an appointment with the visa section to submit your Schengen visa application. The embassy fee varies and may depend on the nationality and type of residence permit you hold for the UK.