Valuable information about visas in Austria from your lawyer
When it comes to visa issues, many people are overwhelmed. Competent support in this area is therefore often worth its weight in gold. The fact is: Foreigners who are required to have a passport are generally subject to visa requirements when entering and during their stay in Austria! Do you need help with visa matters? Then contact our law firm – we will be happy to help you!
All the facts about the uniform visa ("Visa C") at a glance
This visa entitles you to stay in Austria and all other Schengen states for up to three months. It is therefore also referred to as a "Schengen visa" or "tourist visa".
The maximum stay is three months within six months. In the case of several stays, these may not add up to more than three months within a six-month period, whereby the period is calculated from the first entry. The application must be submitted in person in the home country. Biometric identifications (photographs and fingerprints) are recorded when the application is submitted.
This visa may only be issued if the following requirements are met:
- Valid travel document
- Valid health insurance
- Health insurance must be valid in all Schengen states and, in addition to medical treatment, must also cover the costs of repatriation (minimum cover is 30,000 euros)
- Sufficient financial means for the stay and return journey as well as secure accommodation
- Proof of a permanent family, social and economic anchorage in the home country (permanent residence and job, regular income) and presentation of a paid return ticket
- Positive risk assessment
- Submission of documents on the purpose of the journey (representation authority checks whether these are plausible or whether there is a risk of illegal immigration)
- No threat to public order and security
- No SIS alert
- No entry refusal was issued in the "Schengen Information System"