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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.
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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“Salute to Vienna” A Musical New Year’s triumph at Lincoln Center
Strauss Symphony of America celebrated the New Year in front of over 2.500 listeners on Jan. 1st at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, with Matthias Fletzberger conducting, Natalia Ushakova, soprano, Brian Cheney, tenor and the Europaballett St. Pölten, Austria. All were enraptured by music from the Strauss Dynasty, Lehár, Kálman, and Waldteufel. Congratulations to the musicians and to “Salute to Vienna” organizers Attila and Marion Glatz for this US-wide Austrian-American feast! “Salute to Vienna” concerts took place this season in Philadelphia, New Brunswick, New York, Washington DC, Coral Springs, West Palm Beach, Miami, Clearwater, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Providence and Boston.
Franz Leichter, son of Otto and Käthe Leichter, receives his certificate of Austrian citizenship.
On December 29th, Consul General Georg Heindl handed Franz Leichter, who was born in Vienna in 1930 and lives in the US since 1940, his certificate of Austrian citizenship. Upon Mr. Leichter’s request, the Government of the City of Vienna affirmed that he acquired his Austrian citizenship through descent from his parents Otto and Käthe Leichter, who were both high-ranking activists of the Austrian Social Democratic Workers Party. Käthe Leichter was arrested by the Gestapo in May, 1938 and murdered in 1942. Otto Leichter and his sons Heinz (Henry) and Franz were able to flee to the US. Franz Leichter worked as an attorney and was also a member of the Legislature of New York State, as an Assemblyman 1969-1974 and as a State Senator 1975-1998.
Over the last decades, many hundreds of persons living in the US who were forced out of Austria by the Nazi regime, and descendants of such persons requested and received the affirmation of their Austrian citizenship by applying through the Consulate General. At the same time, they have the right to keep their UD citizenship. The Consulate General is glad to assist them with these proceedings!