Summary of current Topics and Key Aspects
Welcome at the
Austrian Consulate General in Hong Kong!
Monday - Friday from 09:00h - 12:00h
(or on appointment)
Office Hours (information via telephone):
Monday - Friday from 09:00h - 17:00h
On the following public holidays the Consulate General is closed in 2015:
01.01.2015, 19.02. und 20.02.2015, 03.04.2015, 06.04. und 07.04.2015, 01.05.2015, 25.05.2015, 26.10.2015, 25.12.2015
Appointments for submitting applications for settlement permits that are subject to quotas in 2016 can be offered in the 1st calendar week of 2016 (i.e. 4.1., 5.1., 7.1., 8.1.), from 8 a.m.
Reservations for these dates can be made from November 9, at 12:00, by e-mail.
Election of the Austrian Federal President in 2016
The Consulate General herewith would like to inform you that the election of the Austrian Federal President will take place on April 24, 2016.
Austrians living abroad can also partake at this election (if they have reached the voting age of 16 years). The Consulate General would like to draw your attention to the necessity to enroll in the Registration for Austrian Voters from Abroad (“Auslandsösterreicher-Wählerevidenz”).
For further information about the election process please click the following link:
Vienna-Hong Kong Music Festival 2016 - Naming Competition
July 15 2016 is the start of a Music Festival lasting for 6 weeks and including hundreds of professional Musicians. Hong Kong will witness a top event!
The Vienna Boys Choir Music Academy Foundation has now initiated a competition to find a suitable name for this festival. The winner of this competition will receive various concert tickets and other prices. The creative idea of the submission finally chosen by the jury will be appear on all promotion materials for this festival.
Please find enclosed all details necessary for a participation in this competition in the following website where you can also fill in the Online-form: www.vbcmaf.org
In case of any inquiries from your side please contact Ms. Irene AU: ireneau(at)icreation.com.hk
Opening of photo exhibition "The Pulse of Time" from Erich Lessing
This magnificent exhibition deals with capturing the social changes in Post-War Europe as documented by the renowned Austrian Magnum photographer Erich Lessing and will be opened by his daughter Hannah Lessing.
"The mission of photograpy is to document time" - Erich Lessing.
Opening date: Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 18:00 hrs (and continuing till February 14, 2016)
University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Road, Hongkong
WORKING HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
A bilateral working holiday scheme between Hong Kong and Austria allowing 18 to 30 year old nationals of both places to work or take up study up to 6 months in the respective territories was signed today, 12 January 2015,by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, and the Austrian Consul General General Dr. Claudia Reinprecht.
For more information please click the following link