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Welcome to the website of the Austrian Consulate General in New York!
Welcome to the homepage of the Austrian Consulate General in New York. We would like to offer you on our website general information about Austria as well as our work here. The area of jurisdiction of the Austrian Consulate General in New York covers Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin as well as the British Overseas Territory Bermuda.
One of the key functions of the consulate is as a support service for expatriate and visiting Austrians. The Consulate provides services regarding the issuing of passports and visa, and many more. You can find us under the following address on the Upper East Side:
Austrian Consulate General
31 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax: +1 (212) 585 1992
Office hours: Mo – Fr 9:00 am – 5:00pm
Public hours: Mo - Fr 9:00 am - 12:00 noon (except public holidays)
EMERGENCY number (24/7) for Austrian citizens:
+1 917 612 9792
Please find information regarding visa (stays up to 180 days) here.
Please find information regarding residence titles here.
Please find information regarding Austrian passports here.
All matters (Passport, Visa, Residence Permit, Citizenship, Legalizations, etc.) require appointments booked through our online registry. Excluded from this requirement are emergencies for Austrian citizens only.
Consular Day in Chicago 2015
The Austrian Consulate General in New York will hold consular days "Amtstage" in Chicago on October 21 and 22, 2015. Please register yourself as soon as possible: appointment
Further Information you can find at the following Link.
If you are an Austrian citizen residing either permanently or for an extended period of time within the area of consular jurisdiction of the Austrian Consulate General in New York City, you are kindly requested to submit the following registration form.
The Austrian Consulate General aims to support the networking efforts of Austrians who want to establish themselves in New York City and the Tri-State Region.
Therefore, we are pleased to inform you about meetings of Austrians in New York City. For further information kindly get in touch with the Austrian Consulate General by e-mail.
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„The President of the National Council Doris Bures visited the Leo Baeck Institute and met the Austrian Exile-Community on August 27th in New York”.
During her visit for the IPU Conference, the Austrian President of Parliament Mrs. Doris Bures also paid a visit to the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute. Later in the evening Deputy Consul General Waltraud Dennhardt-Herzog invited the Austrian Exile-Community and the “Gedenkdiener” for a Vin d´honneur.
President Bures, who also chairs the Board of Trustees of the Austrian National Fund for Victims of National Socialism, declared in her speech that Austria admitted co-responsibility in the Nazi crimes only late, but has set an important sign through the establishment of the National Fund twenty years ago.
Senator Franz Leichter, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Kurt Sonnenfeld, Gregorij von Leitis, Mona Golabek, Gregor Collins, Melissa Hacker, Greta Elbogen and Gita Kaufman attended the reception with many other guests.
Katharine Drexel at the center of the Pope’s homily in Philadelphia
Katharine Drexel, an American Saint with Austrian roots, at the center of the Pope’s homily in Philadelphia, Sept. 26th ,2015
His Holiness Pope Francis held mass at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 26th, and placed the story of Saint Katharine Drexel at the center of his homily there.
Katharine Drexel was the granddaughter of Franz Martin Drexel, who immigrated into the US from Dornbirn in Vorarlberg in 1817, and became a successful bank...er in Philadelphia. His two sons, Katharine’s father and uncle, continued in the banking business. Katharine’s uncle, Anthony Drexel, also founded Drexel University, today one of the leading higher learning institutions of Philadelphia.
Katharine, born in 1858, could easily have enjoyed the life of a rich heiress. Instead, she took an interest in the plight of Native Americans and African Americans who suffered from severe injustices. She used her fortune to help fund education for these population groups as key to improve their social situation. In 1887, she travelled to Europe and met with Pope Leo XIII. She asked him whether a religious order could be tasked to conduct educational work among Native Americans in Wyoming. - Whereupon Pope Leo replied "What about you? What are you going to do?”
This exhortation prompted Katharine to become a nun and to found a congregation which dedicated itself to founding and running schools for the Native American and the African American population. At the time of her death, in 1955, over 500 nuns of her congregation, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, were teaching in over 60 schools. Xavier University of New Orleans, Louisiana, the only historically black and Catholic University in the US was also founded by St. Katharine.
Pope Francis used the words of his predecessor “What about you?” to illustrate the way Christians, especially the young, should respond to challenges.
As Austrians, we can be very proud of the impact the Drexel Family, from Vorarlberg, Austria, has made in the United States! And it was a beautiful coincidence that His Holiness’ made this homily on Sept. 26th, - the Austrian-American Day!
The Boys Choir of St. Florian, Upper Austria, sang for New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan
From July, 27th to July 1st, the choir boys of the famous monastery of St. Florian, Upper Austria, visited New York. The Choir was founded in 1071. The composer Anton Bruckner was its most famous member. The choir gave concerts at the German Culture association “Liederkranz” in Manhattan and at the Park Slope Church in Brooklyn. The Consulate General also helped organize a concert for Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the congregation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Consul General Georg Heindl and his wife invited the choir for Wiener Schnitzel at their home. A concert at the farewell reception of Martin Sajdik, the outgoing Austrian Ambassador to the UN completed the program.
Consul General Georg Heindl in Michigan
Consul General Georg Heindl travelled to Michigan 22. – 23. June. Together with the Austrian Honorary Consul in Detroit, Mr. Aloys Schwarz, he had meetings with Deputy Mayor of Detroit Isaiah McKinnon; with Professor Johannes Schwank, who was born in Innsbruck, Tyrol and is Director of the Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; with Martina Schlagwein of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in Lansing, the State capital, and with the Austrian Society of Detroit, which has a beautiful community house, Alpine style in the woods outside the city. Michigan, which will always be associated with names like Ford, Chrysler and General Motors, continues to be a center of the automotive industry, especially as regards research and development. This makes it an enormously important partner region for Austria with its strong automotive supplier industry. Around 30 Austrian companies have branches in Michigan.
Austrian Consulate General hosted a meeting of the Muslim-Jewish Conference
On June 16th, the Austrian Consulate-General hosted over 30 young people for a meeting of the Muslim-Jewish Conference, a dialogue and leadership organization for students and young professionals from Muslim and Jewish communities and beyond. The mission of MJC is to deepen interest in, and evoke curiosity for, intercultural communication and interfaith issues, in particular Muslim-Jewish relations. The MJC was founded, and is based in, Vienna. Over the last decades, Austria has developed as a hub for intercultural and interreligious dialogue, launching many initiatives and hosting international meetings.
At the meeting at the Austrian Consulate General, participants shared experiences from highly divergent contexts, including conflict regions and spoke about ways to overcome ignorance and stereotyping and build mutual respect. The importance of standing up for the other`s rights was emphasized.
It was a great and inspiring evening – a great way to make new friends!