|Embassy address||Austrian Embassy
18 Belgrave Mews West
|Telephone number||020 7245 6689|
|Visa appointments||020 7245 6689 / firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Validity remaining on Passport||At least 3 months longer than the visa applied for or 1 month longer for students returning directly to their home country (on production on travel documents). Passports which were issued over 10 years ago cannot be accepted for visa applications.|
|Other Passport Requirements||At least two blank pages for the visa sticker.|
|Student Visa Validity||Must be attached to current passport.|
|Appointment Necessary:||Yes||From 04 April 2012, applications have bo be booked free of charge through VFS. To book an appointment, please click here.|
|Application Form||P||Download from webpage.|
|Photographs||P||2 Passport sized photos.|
|Bank Statements||P||Last and most up to date showing name and address and a minimum amount of £30.00 per person each day of stay.|
|Department Letter||P||Confirming status and attendance.|
|Evidence of Return Tickets||P||Non-transferable return ticket to country of origin (i.e. the UK) or onward destination.|
|Evidence of Hotel Booking||P||Confirmed hotel booking/confirmation of tour.|
|Travel/Medical Insurance||P||Minimum €30,000 to cover period of stay. Company providing insurance must be based in an EU member state. The name of the applicant, duration of insurance and the details of cover must be provided.|
|Visa Fee/Payment Method:|| £ 49.20, exact change would be appreciated. Children (aged 6 - 12): £28.70.
Due to an agreement with the EC, the Visa fee for applicants of the following countries:
is £ 28.70.
Children under 6 years of age and spouses/civil partners, children and dependants of EU/EEA nationals exercising their right of free movement get the visa issued free of charge.
Further exceptions are being made for:
Check with the Embassy for further information.
|Regional Centres||As of 15th December 2011, applicants have the additional option to submit applications at the Visa Application Centres in Manchester and Edinburgh operated by VF Services (UK) Limited. Please note that VF Services (UK) charge an additional service fee (approximately £25). For further information, please see: http://www.vfsglobal.com/austria/uk/index.html|
VFS Visa Application Centre
40 Princess Street
Joint Visa Application Centre
18 Forth Street
You must submit original documents together with a copy of each document being submitted.
If you are going to stay with friends or family, the host needs to provide a letter of invitation, a copy of his/her passport and their police registration (Meldezettel).
In some cases you might be asked to provide an "Electronic letter of guarantee" (Elektronische Verpflichlungserklarung – EVE) which should be forwarded from the police to the embassy. You will then be issued with an ID number to provide at the interview. This service is free of charge and provided by the local aliens police (,Bezirkshauptmannschaft’, ,Bundespolizeidirektion’, ,Bezirkspolizeikommissariat’). The authority dealing with your EVE will forward the information to the Austrian Embassy within 48 hours. You will receive an ID-number which the visa applicant should provide at the interview. Documents required for an EVE are:
Additional information on EVE can be found here.
Information on pending visa and residence permit applications
or via email: visa.london-ob(at)bmeia.gv.at