Summary of current Topics and Key Aspects
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
Tel: +1 (212) 737 6400 Fax: +1 (212) 585 1992
Public hours: Mo - Fr 9:00 am - 12:00 noon (except public holidays)
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.
Please use the online reservation system of the Austrian Consulate General New York.
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.
Visit our page and become our "Fan" on Facebook.
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!
Consul General Georg Heindl and Ms. Hannah Lessing, Secretary General of the Austrian National Fund for the Victims of National Socialism hand back a book looted during the Nazi era.
Dr. Dorit Whiteman, a psychologist and author, on May 29th in her New York home received from Consul General Heindl and Secretary General Lessing a book which had belonged to her parents. Ms. Whiteman's parents had to flee Vienna in 1938 with their daughters, leaving many possessions behind. One of their books "Political letters to a friend 1882 – 1889” by Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria-Hungary ended up in the library of the Austrian Parliament, the building of which was seat of the "Gau" (regional) Administration in the Nazi era. In the course of research on provenance, which the Parliament carried out in its library on the basis of the Law on Art Restitution, the rightful owners and inheritors of a number of books, Dr. Whiteman among them, were established.
Upon the handing over of the book, Consul General Georg Heindl told Dr. Whiteman: "We know that nothing can undo the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis, including against your family. This handing back is a small, symbolic gesture of righting one small part of all the injustices committed against your family. I thank you for accepting it it with grace. As representative of Austria, I express my deep regret for what your family has suffered.”