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Business Visa To Austria

AUSTRIA BUSINESS VISA

An Austria Business Visa is required to visit Austria for the purpose of doing business. Applicants can travel to Austria on behalf of their company to make sales, establish contacts, attend meetings, or engage in other similar activities.

You must apply for a Business Schengen Visa in order to fly to Austria for business purposes.

Documents required
  • Valid passport
  • Invitation letter from the company in Austria that you plan to visit. The invitation letter should contain your dates of visit as well the complete address of the company.
  • A letter from your employer stating your purpose of visit to Austria
  • Bank statements for the last 6 months
  • Original certified copy of the Memorandum & Article of Association
  • Trade license
  • Proof of funds. The applicant’s expenses can be taken care of by the home company or the company in Austria. However, the same should be mentioned in the invitation letter.
Additional documents required

Trade license.

Proof of the trip’s financing.

Business bank statement of the previous 6 months.

Certificate from your employer stating why exactly would you be travelling to Austria.

Invitation letter from the Austrian company that you intend visiting, along with their detailed address as well the scheduled dates of your visit.

Memorandum and Article of Association to be submitted in the original (certified).

Application process

You have to apply for the visa at either an embassy, consulate, or an official representative authority of the Austrian government in your country.

The processing time for the Austrian Schengen visa could, in a normal situation, take up to 15 days. In certain cases, this period can be extended to 30 days because of the number of applications received by the Austrian embassy/consulate or the uniqueness of your situation.

Even, it can take up to 60 days for exceptional applications to be processed by the Austrian embassy/consulate.

Ideally, you should submit your visa application a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks before the scheduled date of your departure.

Do keep in mind that you cannot submit your application more than 3 months before departure.

Validity period

A business visa is valid for 90 days within a six-month period. This means you have six months to travel to the Schengen Area and stay for a period of 90 days. When the 90-day duration is up, you must return to your home country.

FAQ
How long will my visa take for processing?

The visa application process can take around 15 business days.   Do keep in mind that no enquiries into the visa application status will be entertained before 15 days have passed.

In certain cases, this period can be extended to 30 because of the number of applications received by the Austrian embassy/consulate or the uniqueness of your situation.

Sometimes it can take up to 60 days for exceptional applications to be processed by the Austrian embassy/consulate.

When should I submit my visa application?

Ideally, you should submit your visa application a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks before the scheduled date of your departure.

Do keep in mind that you cannot submit your application more than 3 months before departure.

Ideally, you should submit your visa application a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks before the scheduled date of your departure.

Do keep in mind that you cannot submit your application more than 3 months before departure.

Which visa do I need?

Schengen short stay visa, also known as a Type C visa, will be required for any short stay trips, that are up to 90 days, to Austria.

Depending on the purpose of seeking entrance to Austria, you will have to apply for either one of the following –

Business Visa

For those attending business-related activities.

Medical Visa

For those seeking medical treatment.

Tourist Visa

For all those wishing to sightsee or holiday in Austria.

Visitor Visa

For those wanting to visit family members or friends that are living in Austria.

Study Visa

For students wishing to attend up to 3 months’ course at any educational institution in Austria.

Official Visit Visa

For official delegations that might be coming to Austria on an official trip.

Visa for Cultural, Sports, and Film Crews

For anyone attending any activity of this kind in Austria.

Airport Visa

For those transiting through any of the Austrian airports while en route to a travel destination that is outside the Schengen Area.

Depending on your purpose of entry to Austria, you can apply for any one of the above Schengen visa types for Austria.

Which visa do I need?

Schengen short stay visa, also known as a Type C visa, will be required for any short stay trips, that are up to 90 days, to Austria.

Depending on the purpose of seeking entrance to Austria, you will have to apply for either one of the following –

Business Visa For those attending business-related activities.
Medical Visa For those seeking medical treatment.
Tourist Visa For all those wishing to sightsee or holiday in Austria.
Visitor Visa For those wanting to visit family members or friends that are living in Austria.
Study Visa For students wishing to attend up to 3 months’ course at any educational institution in Austria.
Official Visit Visa For official delegations that might be coming to Austria on an official trip.
Visa for Cultural, Sports, and Film Crews For anyone attending any activity of this kind in Austria.
Airport Visa For those transiting through any of the Austrian airports while en route to a travel destination that is outside the Schengen Area.
What documents are required for a Business Schengen Visa to Austria?

Additional documents required for Business Visa to Austria include –

  • Trade license.
  • Proof of the trip’s financing.
  • Business bank statement of the previous 6 months.
  • Certificate from your employer stating why exactly would you be travelling to Austria.
  • Invitation letter from the Austrian company that you intend visiting, along with their detailed address as well the scheduled dates of your visit.
  • Memorandum and Article of Association to be submitted in the original (certified).

Additional documents required for Business Visa to Austria include –

  • Trade license.
  • Proof of the trip’s financing.
  • Business bank statement of the previous 6 months.
  • Certificate from your employer stating why exactly would you be travelling to Austria.
  • Invitation letter from the Austrian company that you intend visiting, along with their detailed address as well the scheduled dates of your visit.
  • Memorandum and Article of Association to be submitted in the original (certified).
Do I have to apply for a residence permit as well?

No. Residence permits are required by those third-country nationals that plan on staying in Austria beyond 6 months.

If you intend to stay in Austria for more than six months and are not an EEA citizen or a Swiss national, then you will need to get a residence permit. However, if your period of stay is less than six months, you do not require a residence permit, but you will need a visa.  Residence permits are issued for either employment, study or research.

Will I have to appear in person?

All visa applicants are expected to appear in person.

Visa applications for Austria have to submit in person. There is no exception to the rule.

You must submit only complete applications. They must be submitted in person.

If the applicant is a minor, then the application should be signed by both parents.

What if I am unable to prove sufficient financial means for my stay?

If, for any reason, you cannot provide proof of funds covering your stay in Austria, you will have to get your Austrian host to sign a declaration of liability for you.

This declaration of liability is an Electronic letter of guarantee referred to as Elektronische Verpflichtungserklärung or Generalverpflichtungserklärung (EVE or GVE).

When an application is made for an EVE with the concerned local authority, the authority will conduct a verification of the identity of the host and review the financial status of the Austrian host. Once the verification is completed and the declaration of liability signed, an 8-digit ID-number is issued to the host. It is this ID-number that will be required by the Austrian Consulate or Embassy at the time of applying for the visa.

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