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Austrian Embassy Amman
Mithqal Al-Fayez Street No. 36
Jabal Amman P.O.B. 830795
Tel.: +962/6/460 11 01
Fax: +962/6/461 27 25
1.5 million euros Humanitarian Aid for Iraq from Austria
Federal Minister Kurz: “Ministerial Council approves 1.5 million euros in funding for humanitarian aid and resettlement in Iraq”
“The humanitarian crisis in Iraq, which has been exacerbated by the presence of the terrorist organisation ISIL/Da’esh, remains acute. This conflict is one of the key reasons for the massive refugee movements towards Europe. From January to May 2016 alone, a total of 1,629 applications for asylum in Austria were filed by Iraqis. The humanitarian aid and assistance we provide on the ground therefore not only contributes towards supporting the civilian population in need but also makes an important contribution towards managing the refugee crisis”, Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz pointed out.
Visa Application Centre in Northern Iraq
Austria has become the first Schengen member state to open an external Visa Application Centre in Iraq on 13th January, 2014. This Centre - in the capital of the Kurdistan Region-Iraq, Erbil - will be run by the world-leading company in this field, VFS Global.
Incoming visa applications will continue to be processed by the Austrian Embassy Amman, and will also be issued here after receiving a positive decision in this regard. Visa applicants, however, will no longer be required to travel to Amman.
The opening of the Visa Application Centre has been met with much enthusiasm by the regional government of Kurdistan-Iraq and the economic sector, as it implies considerable alleviation when travelling to Austria from Iraq, and particularly from the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Not only are bilateral economic ties expected to benefit substantially from this move, but also the tourism sector.
Detailed information can be found under http://www.vfsglobal.com/Austria/Iraq-Erbil/index.html
Wadi ath-Thamad: An Austrian ‘Field School‘ in Moab
An international archaeological project with the University of Vienna in Central Jordan