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Step-by-step guide

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  • Identify visa type

    Choose the right visa for your trip

    The first step is to determine which visa type you need, and check whether you’re eligible to apply for it.

    You’ll also need to know the documents that you’ll have to submit along with your application, how long the application might take and fees you’ll have to pay.

    Each application must comply with the guidelines applicable for your visa category.

    If your documents are not in English, you may need to get translations prepared before applying.

    You can find general information, agreed in the Schengen cooperation in India. Click here for common Information for Schengen Visa Applicants in India.

  • Begin your application

    Get started with your visa application

    When you are ready to apply, please select your visa type here. You can also download the visa application form, complete it, print the completed form, and bring it with you to the Visa Application Centre for submission.

    Your visa application will be assessed by the Austrian Embassy located in New Delhi. However, the centre does not accept applications sent via post.

    You can submit your visa application in person or through a representative or an authorized travel agent.

  • Book an appointment

    Choose a Visa Application Centre and make an appointment

    Once you have applied for your visa, you need to book an appointment to have your fingerprints and photo taken at a Visa Application Centre. This is known as ‘biometric information’.

    Once you’ve booked your appointment, you’ll receive an appointment confirmation email along with the letter of appointment.

    If you are part of a family or group, you’ll have to book individual appointments for each member of the family or group. 

    The Austria Visa Application Centre, New Delhi is unable to receive and process applications send by courier/post; you will have to submit the application and collect it either in person or by an authorized representative or a Travel Agent.

  • Pay your fees

    Find out the amount you need to pay

    Once you have made your application, you will need to pay your visa application fee at VFS Centre. If you download the form to print and bring to the Visa Application Centre, payment can be made at the time of your appointment.

    Visa Fee and VFS Service Fees (Applicants applying from India and Bhutan)

    VISA Type Fees in INR
    Visa Fee Adult 6870
    Visa Fee Child Between 6 - 12 Years 3440
    Visa Fee Child Below 6 Years 0
    Citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Georgia, The Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, The Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine 3010
    Long Term: Student, Visitor and Work 12870
    Long Term: Child Between 6 - 12 Years 12870
    Long Term: Child Below 6 Years 6440

    Location Fee Type Fee in INR
    India Service Fee 2366
    India Convenience Fee 172
    India Courier 686
    India SMS 343
    India Hold at Location 686
    India Courier Assurance 858
    India Form Filling 1716
    India Premium Lounge 3003
    India Prime Time (1-10 Applications) 3432
    India Prime Time (More than 10 Applications) 1716
    India Prime Time Collection 601
  • Visit a Visa Application Centre

    Attend your scheduled appointment

    You’ll have to submit your complete visa application form at the Visa Application Centre in person. Austrian Embassy, New Delhi is responsible for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and Bangladesh.

    Find out what happens at the Visa Application Centre.

  • Track your application

    Stay informed about the progress of your application

    You will receive an email update when your decision has been returned to the Visa Application Centre. If you can’t access email easily, or would like more detailed tracking information, you may also be able to get updates by SMS sent directly to your phone. Check whether this service is available at the Visa Application Centre you are visiting.

    You can also track your visa application status online.  Use the Reference Number present on the invoice/receipt issued by the Visa Application Centre along with your last name to access this service.

  • Collect your passport

    Receive your passport from the Visa Application Centre

    After a visa application decision has been made, you can pick up your documents from the Visa Application Centre or have your documents returned to you by courier for an additional fee. For some Visa Application Centres your documents will only be returned via courier.

    Collecting your documents in person: bring the receipt issued by the Visa Application Centre and a form of Government identification. If permitted you may be able to send a representative to collect your documents; they will need to present a letter of authorisation signed by you, bring the receipt issued to you by the Visa Application Centre and their Government identification. 

    Please check with the Visa Application Centre at time of your appointment for the options available to collect your documents.

Ready to apply?

Start your visa process and then come back to VFS Global with your reference number to take advantage of the services on offer.

Visa at your Doorstep

Submit your visa application from the comfort and safety of your home, office or any other preferred location with our Visa At Your Doorstep service.

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Watch this video to find out more about the Visa At Your Doorstep service

Why choose the Visa At Your Doorstep service?

  • Visa application submission process from the comfort and safety of your preferred location
  • Save time with quicker submissions
  • Appointments available on weekends and public holidays
  • Service available across multiple cities
  • Attractive packages for families and groups available
  • Health and safety standards in compliance with World Health Organisation standards and local health guidelines
  • Thorough sanitization of all equipment and use of personal protective equipment by the team

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