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Austria Business Visa: Requirements, Application And Essentials Details

Last Update: 15-03-2024

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⚡Quick Summary

Is a visa required to visit Austria for business purposes?

Yes, all Indian passport holders require a Schengen visa to visit Austria for business related activities.

Processing time for Austria Business Visa

15 to 21 Working Days

Austria business visa fees for Indians

  1. Embassy fees: - Below 6 years: No fees. - 6 to 12 years: Euro 40 - 12+ years: Euro 80
  2. VFS Appointment fees:  Euro 25

Austria business visa validity

180 Days

Austria business visa stay duration

90 Days

How to apply for a Austria business visa

  1. Apply through Teleport in under 2 minutes
  2. Apply through the VFS Visa Application Centre.

Documents required for Austria business visa

  1. Visa Application Form
  2. Passport 
  3. Photograph 
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Travel Medical Insurance - Euro 30,000
  6. Proof of internal travel
  7. Flight tickets and Hotel Bookings
  8. Invitation Letter
  9. Bank Statement (last 3 months)
  10. Income tax return (last 3 years)
  11. See other required documents.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. What is an Austria Business Visa?
  3. Austria Business Visa Requirements
  4. Application Process for an Austria Business Visa
  5. Austria Schengen Visa Fees for Indians
  6. What is the Validity of Austria Business Visa?
  7. How to Avoid Rejections with the Austria Business Visa?
  8. Conclusion
  9. FAQs

Introduction

Are you planning a business trip to Austria? An Austria Business Visa allows you to enter the country for up to 90 days and conduct business-related activities. 

This blog post provides a comprehensive guide to applying for an Austria Business Visa, including the requirements, application process, and essential details. We'll cover everything you need to know, from the necessary documents to tips on avoiding rejection.

Additionally, we'll answer frequently asked questions to ensure a smooth and successful visa application process.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the Austria Business Visa application process. We're here to help!

What is an Austria Business Visa?

An Austria Business Visa is a short-term visa specifically designed for individuals travelling to Austria for business purposes. It allows them to enter the country and engage in business-related activities for a maximum duration of 90 days within a 180-day period.

Austria Business Visa Requirements

Documents Required for a Austria Business Visa Application

Mandatory Documents

Visa Application Form

Fully completed in English or German language and signed by the applicant.

Passport

  • Valid for at least 3 months beyond your intended stay
  • Minimum of 2 blank pages. 
  • Issued within the last 10-ten years

Copy of Passport pages

  • Copy of the present passport (data pages, pages with evidence of previous visa, travel)
  • Provide your previous passport(s) or proof of loss.

Photograph

  • Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm
  • Colour photo taken within the last 6 months.

Appointment Slip

Carry your appointment slip on the day of your appointment.

Invitation Letter

  • Signed by the inviting Austrian company. 
  • Stating the purpose of the trip, travel details, name and date of birth of the applicant.

Bank Statement

Original bank statement for the last 3 months or evidence of other available funds, like pension.

Cover Letter

  • Explaining the purpose of your trip,
  • Duration of stay, passport and travel details.

Travel Insurance

Covering a minimum of 30,000 Euros for the entire stay in the Schengen area.

Proof of Accommodation

Hotel reservation or letter of tour organiser and/or other appropriate documentation indicating the envisaged travel plans within Schengen Area.

Flight Reservation

Round-trip flight reservations, travel itinerary, airline reservation and proof of other means of travel within Austria/EU in case of onward travel.

ITR (Income Tax Return)

Include ITR acknowledgment for the last three assessment years .

Supporting Documents

If Employed

  • Salary certificate
  • Employment contract
  • Company NOC, and official email information.
  • Business card mentioning the official email ID of the applicant.

If Self-Employed

  • GST certificate or
  • Udhyog Aadhar Memorandum or 
  • Import Export Certificate or 
  • Certificate of Incorporation.

If Retired

  • Pension statements for the last 3 months
  • Proof of regular income from property or business.

Application Process for an Austria Business Visa

Get Your Austria Business Visa Easily with Teleport

Teleport simplifies the process of applying for an Austria visa, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience. Here's a detailed guide on how to proceed:

Step 1: Start Your Austria Visa Application: Visit the Teleport Austria visa application portal and click on the 'Apply for Visa' button to begin.

Step 2: Provide Necessary Information and Pay Fees: Upload scanned copies of both the front and back pages of your passport. You have the option to let Teleport autofill your details or input them manually. Choose between paying the full or partial visa fee upfront.

Step 3: Collect Required Documents: A dedicated Teleport relationship manager will assist you in gathering all the necessary documents for your Austria visa application.

Step 4: Arrange Your Appointment: Your assigned Teleport relationship manager will schedule an appointment at the visa application centre according to your preferred location and availability.

Step 5: Attend Appointment and Submit Biometrics: On the scheduled date, visit the visa application centre to submit your biometric data and essential documents.

✅ Teleport conducts a thorough review of your application and documents before submitting them to the embassy.

✅ Receive regular updates on the status of your application via WhatsApp and Email.

Once the embassy completes its review, Teleport will update your application status on the platform. You will receive timely notifications regarding the embassy's decision. Upon approval, you can conveniently download your visa from the Teleport Dashboard.

Apply for Austria Business Visa through VFS Global Visa Application Centres in India

Step 1: Decide on Your Visa Type Begin by determining which visa category suits your visit to Austria and ensure you fulfil all eligibility criteria. Take time to understand the required paperwork, estimated processing time, and associated fees.

Step 2: Gather Necessary Documents Ensure you have all the essential paperwork for your Austria visa. Use the document checklist provided below. If any documents are not in English, consider translating them before submission.

Step 3: Start Your Application Once you've chosen your visa type and collected all required documents, download and fill out the application form.

Step 4: Arrange Your Appointment After submitting your visa application, schedule an appointment at the VFS Visa Application Centre for biometric data collection, including fingerprints and a photo. Upon booking, you'll receive a confirmation email containing your appointment letter.

Step 5: Pay Your Fees If online payment isn't available for service fees, make sure to pay them at the Visa Application Centre along with the visa fees during your appointment.

Step 6: Visit the Visa Centre Once you've submitted your online application and paid the visa fee, print the payment fee receipt. These documents are essential when you submit your application at the designated Visa Application Centre. Remember, you must personally submit your fully completed visa application form and documents at one of the designated Visa Application Centres unless instructed otherwise.

Step 7: Monitor Your Application If you applied at a VFS visa application centre, use the online application tracking tool to keep track of your application's progress. Simply enter the reference number issued to you along with your date of birth.

Step 8: Collect Your Visa Once a decision is made on your visa application, you can collect your documents and passport either in person at the Visa Application Centre or through courier, depending on your chosen delivery method during application submission.

Austria Schengen Visa Fees for Indians

Visa TypeFee TypeAmount

Schengen Visa

VFS Appointment Fees

Euro 25 (INR 2,250/-)

Schengen Visa

Embassy Fees (up to 6 years old)

No Fee

Schengen Visa

Embassy Fees (6-12 years)

Euro 40 (INR 3,400/-)

Schengen Visa

Embassy Fees (12+ years)

Euro 80 (INR 7,100/-)

National Visa(Long term visas)

Embassy Fees (6+ years)

Euro 150  (INR 13,500/-)

National Visa(Long term visas)

Embassy Fees (Under 18 years)

Euro 75 (INR 6,700/-)

What is the Validity of Austria Business Visa?

An Austrian business visa is valid for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period. This means you have six months to enter Austria and the Schengen Area, but your total stay cannot exceed 90 days.

How to Avoid Rejections with the Austria Business Visa?

  1. Meticulous Preparation: Ensure all documents are valid, authentic, and meet exact requirements outlined by the Austrian embassy. Avoid submitting incomplete or inaccurate information. Provide strong documentation that clearly justifies your business purpose in Austria.
  2. Purpose of Stay: Clearly explain your business activities and goals in Austria. Ensure your stated purpose aligns with all supporting documents (e.g., invitation letter, meeting agenda).
  3. Financial Strength: Show bank statements, payslips, or sponsorship letters proving you can financially support your trip. Obtain comprehensive travel insurance meeting Schengen Area requirements.
  4. Strong Ties to Home Country: Provide documents like property deeds or utility bills demonstrating your ties to your home country. If employed, submit a letter from your employer confirming your position and leave of absence.

Conclusion

In conclusion, obtaining an Austria Business Visa requires careful preparation and adherence to specific criteria. By following the steps outlined in this blog, gathering the necessary documents, and ensuring your application aligns with the purpose of your trip, you can increase your chances of approval. 

This blog serves as a general guide, and it's always recommended to consult the official Austrian embassy or consulate website for the most up-to-date and specific information relevant to your situation. 

With thorough preparation and the information provided here, you can embark on your business venture in Austria with confidence.

If you have any inquiries or require assistance, our dedicated team is at your service. You can reach us at +91 73148 52914 or via WhatsApp.

Wishing you safe travels to Austria!

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