Welcome to the Visa Section of the Austrian Embassy in Amman!
Our intention is to enlighten you as precisely as possible on the subject: Visas.
You will find information relevant to applying for a Schengen visa, as well as general information about visa procedures, costs involved, and the steps necessary for your specific case.
Austria is a Schengen Member
Jordanian and Iraqi citizens require either a visa or a residence permit in order to travel to Austria.
If you have a different nationality, please inquire at the Embassy whether you require a visa to travel to Austria.
Authority in Visa Matters
Individuals who are residents in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan must apply in person for their visa at the Austrian Embassy in Amman.
Iraqi citizens can alternatively apply for their visa at the VAC (Visa application center) ERBIL (http://www.vfsglobal.com/Austria/Iraq-Erbil/index.html), at the Austrian Embassy in Beirut, at the Austrian Embassy in Ankara and the Austrian General Consulate in Istanbul.
Important: In principle, the visa must be picked up from the same authority where it was applied for!
The Visa-Informtionsystem (VIS) in practice
The visa applicant's biometric data (10-digit finger scans and digital photograph) is collected. It is a simple and discreet procedure that only takes a few minutes. Biometric data, along with the data provided in the visa application form, is recorded in a secure central database.
10-digit finger scans are neither required from children under the age of 12 nor from people who
cannot physically provide finger scans.
Frequent travellers to the Schengen Area do not have to give new finger scans every time they apply for a new visa. Once finger scans are stored in the VIS, they can be re-used for further visa applications over a 5-year period.
The visa holder's finger scans may be compared against those in the database at the Schengen Area's external borders. A mismatch does not mean that entry will be automatically refused - it will just lead to further checks on the traveller’s identity.
The consular fee for C type visa (short stay) for citizens of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq amounts to EUR 60,00 (for children 6-12 years is EUR 35,00, no visa fee for children under the age of 6) submitted in JOD (see information board at the Embassy).
The consular fee is a ‘processing fee’, to be paid upon handing in the application. It is non-refundable even in the case of refusal.
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In order to ensure a faster processing of the visa application, all foreign-language documents have to be accompanied by a translation into German or English.
List of required documents:
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Electronic Letter of Guarantee (Elektronische Verpflichtungserklärung)
Since 01.06.2009, it has become compulsory for inviters to present an electronic letter of guarantee.
The previous legalized paper form of the letter of guarantee for invitations is no longer admissible in the consular section. Inviters can submit letters of guarantee at the competent district police authority. The person in charge there will confirm the identity of the inviter (this replaces the former legalization done at court or at the notary public) and forward the letter of guarantee to the Embassy electronically.
The competent authority will give the inviter a code (ID of electronic letter of guarantee/ EVE-ID). This ID number should be passed on to the visa applicant, who can then disclose it to the visa section at the Austrian Embassy. The code consists of 11 digits: the Embassy’s 3-digit code followed by a proper number (eg. AMM09057681).