Information about Schengen Visa
Schengen visas are issued by the following 26 countries:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Liechtenstein.
The issue of such a visa is discretionary and depends on examination of each individual case, including purpose of visit and intention to return.
Foreigners travelling to one of the above mentioned countries may receive a visa for a short stay of 1 to 90 days (maximum), which is valid for all these countries. A Schengen visa does not enable you to stay longer then 3 months in any of the member states nor does it allow you to take up employment or establish a business or trade or profession.
Where can I apply for a Schengen Visa?
The Austrian Embassy in London can only accept applications of UK residence permit holders. Non-UK residents have to apply in their country of origin or residence.
The visa application has to be presented to the Embassy or Consulate of the country of main destination (= longest stay). If you are visiting several Schengen countries and you cannot ascertain a main destination (equal length of stay in each country), the visa needs to be obtained at the Embassy or Consulate of the country of first entry.
In order to apply with the Austrian Embassy you have to book an appointment and lodge the application in person.
Information about processing time can be found under “Do I need a visa for Austria”.