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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.
Austrian OSCE Chairmanship in 2017
Information concerning Austria's OSCE chairmanship may be found on the Website of the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The 62nd Viennese Opera Ball in New York will take place on Thursday, February 10th, 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel!
The Ball is held under the auspices of the U.S.-Austrian Chamber of Commerce and the gracious patronage of the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Sebastian Kurz.
Long considered the most prestigious Viennese Opera Ball outside of Vienna, this annual white tie charity gala draws an international audience that includes diplomats and dignitaries, international corporations and professionals. The Ball celebrates the cultural and economic Austrian-American relationships and brings traditional Vienna to the City that never sleeps.
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National Day Celebration at the Consulate General
On October 26th, we had our National Day Celebration. It was well attended by over 200 guests and enlivened by the wonderful music of “Elias and the Yiddish Maidels”, from Vienna, with Elias Meiri (Piano), and Shira Karmon and Jasmin Meiri (singers). They enraptured us with hits like “Bai mir bistu sheyn” and “Chiribim Chiribom" and – we all sang the three anthems: Austrian, US and European, with them.
A big Thank You to the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and Wien Holding for their support which made this musical program possible.
Austrian American Day Reception
On September 22nd, the Consulate General, together with the Austrian American Councils of North America, held the annual reception on the occasion of the Austrian American Day. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz addressed the assembled guests and spoke about current events in Austria.
Roland Pirker, long-time President of the Austrian-Canadian Council, was honored through Austrian American Councils President Juliana Belcsak as outstanding Austrian abroad. Mr. Pirker grew up in Friesach, Carinthia, and immigrated to Canada in 1967 where he made his name as an outstanding film director and producer. Congratulations, Roland!
The day which marks Austrian–American friendship, and celebrates the contribution of Austrian immigrants to the US was proclaimed by President Clinton, both Houses of Congress and all 50 Governors on September 26th, 1997:
Consular Days of the Austrian Consulate General New York in Chicago (Nov. 15th – 16th, 2016) and at Franciscan University Steubenville/Ohio (Dec. 1st, 2016)
Presentation of the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art to Gregorij von Leitis
On June 9th, Consul General Georg Heindl presented the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, conferred by the Austrian Federal President, to Gregorij von Leitis, head of the theatre society Elysium – Between two Continents.
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