How to Get an Austria National Visa

Austria National Visa

Austria National Visa

The Austria National Visa (D), as stated at the Embassy of Austria website, is for people who plan to stay in Austria for more than 90 but less than 180 days as a tourist, student, on a business trip, to visit friends or relatives.

The Austria National Visa is also intended for those who intend to take up short-term employment (less than 6 months) AND are neither an EU nor an EFTA citizen. The Visa D will allow you to stay up to 90 days within a 6-month period in the other Schengen countries.

A Visa D will also allow you to work temporarily under clearly specified circumstances (e.g. if you are an artist or entertainer on a short-term employment/contract) in Austria.  It is not a work permit per se and, as such, does not allow you to take up any employment you like. Please note that you need the visa D to legally take up temporary employment (as outlined above), even if you are allowed to enter Austria without a visa and your stay does not exceed three months. (For information on other types of visas for Austria, go to my Austria visa page.)

How do you apply for an Austria National Visa (D)?

You will need to apply for the visa through your nearest embassy or consulate.  Without a doubt, each consulate or embassy will have a website with easy-to-follow links on the paperwork and fees required. See below to find the consulate or embassy where you need to file your application.

Where to find your closest embassy or consulate: If you’re outside of the U.S.:  Click here or go to this site at the Austrian Foreign Ministry for the official information.

If you’re inside the U.S, you can find your “Jurisdiction” (i.e. based on the State you live in) here.

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