You can find information about entry and visa requirements for Austria at the following links:
- or in pdf form: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Allgemein/Formulare/Visainformation_EN.pdf
List of diplomatic missions of Austria (searchable):
Travel visa (Visa C)
If you intend to go to Austria as a tourist, to visit friends or on a business trip for a period not exceeding 90 days and your country does not participate in the Visa Waiver Program, you need a Schengen travel visa (Visa C). This visa is not a work permit.
Please note that in order to apply for a Schengen travel visa at the Austrian Embassy or Consulate, your main destination (e.g. longest duration of stay) must be Austria. In absence of a main destination, Austria must be your first point of entry into the Schengen zone.
ALL visa applicants must apply at the Austrian Embassy or Consulate General in person!
Please note: Non-EU citizens (incl. U.S. citizens) entering Austria under the Visa Waiver Program must have a passport valid for a period of at least 3 months after your last day in Austria or the Schengen states.
Countries exempt from visa
All EU member states and the following countries are exempt from the obligation of obtaining a visa:
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- St. Christoph and Nevis
- South Korea
- United States (USA)
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
Some other countries are also exempt of visa obtaining for short stays (up to 90 days), e.g. Serbia, Montenegro, etc.