Etias Visa Waiver for Austria

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European Travel Information and Authorization for Austria

The ETIAS for Austria, expected to be introduced in 2021, is an electronic travel authorization which will allow eligible citizens to travel to Austria and the Schengen Area for short stays.

Holders of an ETIAS to Austria will be able to visit Austria and the Schengen Area for purposes of tourism, business, transit, or medical treatment.

ETIAS Austria stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. The European Commission is implementing the electronic visa waiver system to pre-screen travelers to the Schengen Area and protect and strengthen European borders.

Eligible citizens will be able to apply through the simple ETIAS application for Austria, which will only take a few minutes to complete. Applicants will be required to fill in the ETIAS Austria application form with personal and passport information and travel plans, and pay an ETIAS fee to receive an approved ETIAS Visa Waiver for Austria.

The ETIAS European Visa Waiver for Austria will be a multiple-entry travel authorization. It will be valid for a total of 3 years and is expected to allow a maximum stay of 90 days with each entry to Austria and the Schengen Area.

Those eligible to apply for the ETIAS to Austria who wish to stay for longer periods, or study or work in the Schengen Area should contact an Austrian Embassy or Consulate for further information.

Requirements for the ETIAS to Austria

It will be necessary to meet the following Austria ETIAS visa waiver requirements in order to submit an application:

  • Passport with a validity of at least 3 months from the date of arrival in Austria and the Schengen Area
  • Valid credit or debit card to pay the Austrian ETIAS fee
  • Email address at which to receive the approved ETIAS as well as any updates and notifications.

One of the key requirements for an ETIAS for Austria is to use the same passport to complete the application as that used to enter Austria and the Schengen Area. This is essential as the approved ETIAS Austria is electronically attached to the passport used to complete the application. Applicants with dual nationality should keep this in mind.

Additional ETIAS requirements to travel to Austria, in the form of supporting documentation upon arrival, may be required depending on the first Schengen country the traveler decides to enter.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Austria Visa FAQ

  • What is the ETIAS for Austria?

    The ETIAS for Austria, expected to be introduced from 2021, is an electronic travel authorization which will permit eligible citizens to travel to all of the 26 Schengen Area countries, including Austria, for short stays.

  • Do I need an ETIAS to Austria if I have a Schengen Visa?

    No, those who need a Schengen visa to travel to Austria are not eligible to apply for the ETIAS for Austria. The ETIAS for Austria is only available for foreign citizens who are visa-exempt for the Schengen Area.

  • Does the ETIAS visa waiver to Austria replace a Schengen visa?

    No, travelers who require a visa to enter the Schengen Area are not eligible to apply for the ETIAS visa waiver to Austria. The ETIAS for Austria is not a visa, but an electronic travel authorization which allows visa-exempt nationals to travel to all of the Schengen Area member countries.

    Those not eligible for ETIAS Austria will be required to apply for a Schengen visa at the embassy or consulate of their main destination. Unlike the ETIAS, a Schengen visa is issued for one specific country.

  • How long can I stay in Austria with my ETIAS Visa Waiver?

    The ETIAS for Austria is expected to allow a maximum stay of 90 days with each entry to Austria or other Schengen Area countries.

  • What are the restrictions of the Austrian ETIAS?

    The Austrian ETIAS is available for foreign citizens who are visa-exempt for the Schengen passport-free zone and permits the holder to travel to Austria and the Schengen Area for multiple short stays during its eligibility.

    Holders of an ETIAS for Austria are able to travel to the Schengen Area for purposes of business, tourism, transit or medical treatment. Those eligible to apply for the ETIAS who wish to work or study, or stay for longer periods, should contact their nearest Austrian Embassy or Consulate.

    Those not eligible for the ETIAS for Austria will be required to apply for a visa from an Austrian embassy or consulate in order to travel to Austria.

  • How much does the Austrian ETIAS cost?

    The government fee for the Austrian ETIAS has not yet been confirmed. The cost of the ETIAS will be published on this site when made available. The price will be the same for all eligible nationalities.

  • How long can I stay in Austria with my ETIAS?

    The ETIAS is expected to allow a maximum stay of 90 consecutive days with each entry to Austria and other Schengen Area counties.

  • How do I apply online for an ETIAS to Austria?

    Eligible citizens will be able to apply for the ETIAS to Austria through a simple online application. Applicants will be required to complete the application form with personal, passport, and travel information, answer some security questions and pay a fee with credit or debit card to receive an approved ETIAS visa waiver.

  • How long will my ETIAS to Austria take to process?

    The standard processing time for the ETIAS to Austria has not yet been announced and will be published on this site when available.

  • What's required to apply for ETIAS to Austria?

    It will be necessary to meet the personal information requirements for ETIAS in order to apply for the ETIAS for Austria, which will involve providing personal and passport data on the application form. Applicants are also required to have the following required documents in order to submit the Austrian ETIAS form:

    • Passport with a validity of at least 3 months from the date of arrival in Austria and the Schengen Area
    • Valid credit or debit card to pay the Austrian ETIAS fee.
    • It will also be necessary to provide a current email address to which the approved ETIAS for Austria will be sent.
  • Do I need an ETIAS for Austria for my children?

    All travelers from eligible counties, including children under 18, will need to obtain an ETIAS visa waiver to travel to the Schengen Area. It will be necessary to submit a separate kids European visa waiver for Austria application for children.

  • Will I need to apply for an ETIAS to Austria for every trip to Austria?

    No, it will not be necessary to apply for an ETIAS to Austria for every trip to Austria. An approved ETIAS visa waiver for Austria is valid for 3 years and allows multiple entries to the Schengen Area during its validity.

  • Is it possible to extend my ETIAS visa waiver for Austria?

    In order to obtain an extension after the ETIAS visa waiver for Austria expires, it will be necessary to submit a new ETIAS application from outside the Schengen Area.

  • How can I check my Austrian ETIAS Visa Waiver status?

    Applicants will be able to check visa waiver status for the Austrian ETIAS through the updates and notifications sent to the email address provided on the application form. It is currently not known if a visa waiver verification function will be available for the ETIAS for Austria. This information will be published on this site when available.

  • What happens if my ETIAS Austria application is denied?

    If the ETIAS Austria application is rejected, applicants are expected to be able to submit a new application form. As even small differences between the information provided on the form and the details of the applicant’s passport can result in a refusal of the ETIAS, it will be essential to make sure all the data is correct before submitting an application.

    However, this information has not yet been confirmed. Updates will be published on this site closer to the expected ETIAS Austria launch date.

  • How can I renew my ETIAS for Austria?

    It will be necessary to submit a new ETIAS application form for Austria from outside of the Schengen Area in order to obtain a renewal of the ETIAS for Austria.