Etias Visa Waiver for Austria

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In 2022, the European Union will introduce ETIAS, a new Travel Information and Authorisation System. ETIAS will become a requirement to travel to Austria and most European countries. Once available, you will be able to find more information on this website. The European Union official website is https://europa.eu/, and a specific ETIAS website will soon be launched.

European Travel Information and Authorization for Austria

The ETIAS for Austria, expected to be introduced in 2022, 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 is not a visa. It is 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.

Highlights
Grants entry to Austria and the other 25 Schengen countries
Valid for 3 years
Permits multiple entries
Allows the visitor to stay for up to 90 days
Allows purposes of business, tourism, transit and medical.
What is Necessary?

Passport that will be valid for at least 3 months

Current email address

Method of payment (credit or debit card)

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.

Countries Eligible for ETIAS

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Timor Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Austria

Last update: 10/02/2021

Flights to Austria from Brazil, South Africa and the United Kingdom are suspended until 21 February 2021, with the exception of humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights. Citizens and residents of European Union (EU) and Schengen Area countries may travel to Austria, as may their immediate family members, as well as passengers arriving from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City. Other exceptions include travelers with a confirmation of the application pursuant to Art. 18 Para. 1 of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, those with a “D” visa issued by Austria, and passengers either departing immediately, traveling on business, or visiting their life partner, as well as students. All passengers who arrive from or have been in a country other than Australia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, or Vatican City within the previous 10 days must provide a health certificate with a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours before arrival or take a test within the 24 hours after arrival. All travelers must also complete a Pre-Travel-Clearance online and present it on arrival in Austria. Passengers may also be subject to 10 days of self-isolation on arrival.

Country policy

Austria Visa Policy

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Learn more about the visa laws of Austria and the requirements established for your nationality.

Do I need to complete ETIAS before traveling to Austria?

As Austria is part of the EU and the Schengen Area, it shares the same visa policy as other Schengen countries. At the moment, citizens of all countries visa-exempt for the Schengen zone are able to travel to Austria visa-free for stays up to 90 days.

However, by the end of 2022, it is expected to become mandatory for these same foreign nationals to complete an ETIAS registration before traveling to Austria and the Schengen Area. US citizens, and nationals of Australia, Brazil, and Japan, among others, will all need an ETIAS visa waiver for Austria to travel to the Schengen zone for short stays.

The ETIAS visa waiver to travel to Austria will be a multiple entry travel authorization which allows a total stay of 90 days with each entry to Europe, within every 180-day period. It is valid for 3 years from the date of issue, meaning there is no need to submit an ETIAS application before every trip.

ETIAS allows the holder to travel to Austria and the Schengen Area for business, medical treatment, and purposes of tourism. Visa-exempt citizens only passing through Austria on the way to an onward destination also need an ETIAS transit visa waiver for Austria.

All ETIAS-eligible nationals who wish to visit Austria for other purposes, or for longer consecutive periods, as well as all non-visa-exempt citizens, need a visa for Austria.

To apply for an Austria Schengen visa, it is necessary to make an appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate of Austria. Applicants should download, print, and complete an application form for a Schengen visa for Austria to bring to the appointment.

Austria visa requirements also state it is necessary to bring a passport valid for at least 3 months from the intended entry date to the Schengen Area, as well as a range of supporting documents depending on the type of Schengen visa required.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Austria Visa FAQ

  • What is the ETIAS for Austria?

    The ETIAS for Austria, expected to be introduced by the end of 2022, is an electronic travel authorization that 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 is €7. The cost of the ETIAS must be paid using a valid debit card. The price is 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.

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