In this section the Austrian Embassy Manila provides information regarding your visa application. Please be informed on how to obtain a visa, the procedures and the costs.
The VFS Austria Visa Application Centers in Manila and Cebu offer their services for visa applicants. Information on visa applications, required documents and reservation of appointments, may be found on the VFS Website.
1. General Information:
The Consular fees for the issuance of a Visa are:
- Schengen visa: EUR 60,--
- National Visa, vaild for Austria: EUR 100,--
(payable in Philippine Pesos only).
There are no additional fees. The application form is available free of charge.
The consular fee is a facilitation fee that needs to be paid upon submission of the application and will not be refunded even in the case of a refusal. The facilitation of an application for visa or residence permit is only possible once the consular fee has been paid.
The Embassy of Austria Manila is representing the Republic of Lithuania in visa matters. Persons with a residence in the Philippines, who wish to travel to Lithuania can apply for a (Schengen) visa at the Austrian Embassy Manila. The requirements for the (Schengen) visa for Lithuania are the same as for a Schengen visa with destination Austria. You are kindly requested to book an appointment online.
The Embassy warns potential applicants not to consult any so called visa- or recruitment agency. These agencies usually use illegal methods and collect high amounts of money for promises of visa facilitation or aquisition. Applicants who use the services of such agencies risk the refusal of their applications as well as being black-listed among all Schengen member states.
The visa application has to be filed in in person. The applicant is responsible for the authenticity of the data submitted as well as the completion of the application submitted. This also refers to cases where bookings and preparations were made through a travel agent. Any changes to your application occurring after the submission (destination, purpose of travel, travel dates, flights, hotel accomodation) have to be reported to the Embassy immediately.
The correctness and completeness of an application and all documents submitted is highly important to enable a swift facilitation. Incomplete applications will be kept on hold until the required documents are submitted.
Please note that the Austrian Schengen visa allows you to enter Schengen territory. However, travellers with a valid Schengen visa may be refused entry to Schengen territory under certain circumstances, e.g. if the traveler is not able to explain the reason of his/her trip and/ or is not able to present sufficient proof for his/ her travel purpose to the Schengen border police.
Additionally, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration might ask nationals of the Republic of the Philippines to present documents that explain their travel purpose and/ or the necessary financial means upon departing the Philippines. The Austrian Embassy in Manila cannot offer any kind of assistance in securing the documents needed for departing Philippine territory. Please contact the Philippine Bureau of Immigration if you need further information on that topic.
2. Opening Hours for Visa applications
The Embassy of Austria Manila accepts visa applications Monday - Wednesday only upon appointment (see chapter 3).
To book an appointment at the VFS Austria Visa Application Centres in Manila and Cebu please log on to the VFS website.
Groups of more than 10 travellers are kindly requested to contact the VFS hotline to obtain a travelgroup-appointment.
To book an appointmentat the Austrian Embassy, kindly click here.
4. Information on the state of affairs
Only the applicant him/herself is entitled to information on the status of the application. Information on the status of an application will given upon written request only. No information will be released to third parties due to applicable non-disclosure regulations in the visa process.
5. General Requirements:
1. Scheduled appointment (see chapter 3)
2. Personal appearance of applicant(s)
3. Consular fees (see chapter 1)
4. Passport (+photocopy of data page and previous Schengen visa) valid 3 months beyond expiration of requested visa and with at least 2 blank pages
5. Old (expired) passports
6. Application form completed and signed by applicant or legal guardian
7. Two (2) recent passport-sized colored photos with white background (see more details in attached information sheet)
8. All-risk travel insurance and photocopy, valid for all EU-countries, Norway and Switzerland, with a minimum medical coverage of EURO 30.000.-. Apart from all major insurance companies in Austria, following Philippine carriers are accepted (see more details in attached information sheet)
Please find information on additional visa requirements, application form, insurance companies and photos in attached information sheets.
To make it possible for each applicant to secure an appointment, kindly inform the Embassy in case if you are unable to appear at a fixed appointment via phone or e-mail.