National Visa D
According to Austrian National Law ("Fremdenpolizeigesetz" and “Ausländerbeschäftigungsgesetz”) foreigners who intend to stay, work or study in Austria between 91 and 180 days, and are neither EU nor EFTA citizen, need to apply for an Austrian National Visa D.
Since April 1, 2009 the Austrian National Visa D permits to legally take up temporary employment in Austria under clearly specified circumstances (e.g. seasonal workers, internships, temporary employees, temporary self-employed persons, artists, etc.) on short-term employment, who don’t engage in professional activity for more than 180 days within one year and maintain their residence abroad.
An Austrian National Visa D is NOT a work permit per se. Please note that foreigners can only take up employment as long as they hold a valid “Beschäftigungsbewilligung”, “Zulassung als Schlüsselkraft”, “Entsendebewilligung”, “Anzeigebestätigung”, “Arbeitserlaubnis”, “Befreiungsschein” or „Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung“ issued by the "Public Employment Service Austria - (Arbeitsmarktservice - AMS)". The estimated employer in Austria is supposed to arrange the appropriate permit prior to submission of the visa application, since the visa applicant needs to be submitted the applicable document along with the visa application.
Holding one of the mentioned permits does not allow to take up any other employment than the one applied for.
If the total stay exceeds 180 days you need to apply for a residence permit.
approved Au-Pair worker in Austria
Au-Pair Contract Draft
paid/unpaid internship at an organization/company in Austria
- Family Member of an Austrian National
e.g. husband/wife, child, adopted child, parent
- Residence Permit Collection
foreigner who's residence permit has been approved by the Austrian authority and needs to enter Austria to collect it
- Student/holder of grants
student or holder of a grant enrolled to study at an Austrian university for a
maximum of one semester
Researcher/lecturer at an Austrian Institution (less than 180 days)
- Temporary Employee
temporary employee under contract with a registered company in Austria
The Consular fees are to be paid on the day of submission either in cash or money order only (pay to the order of “Austrian Consulate General”). Other payment methods are not accepted. Please note that the consular fees are adjusted and published under "Consular Fees" on the first business day of each month according to the present exchange rate.
With reference to the "Konsulargebührengesetz" the Consular Fees for Austrian National Visa D applications are:
- children 0 – 6 years
- holders of diplomatic and service passports upon submission of a note verbal
- researchers who travel for research purposes
- representatives of non-profit organisations up to 25 years of age attending seminars, conferences, sport, culture or teaching seminars, organised by a non-profit organisation
- participants of religious, scientific, artistic, cultural, political, economic and sport events/seminars
- certain third country citizens (e.g. accompanying/following dependants of EU/EWR and CH citizens)
- all other applicants
Last update: July 13, 2011