Austrian Identity Card

You can apply for an Austrian Identity Card (Personalausweis) at the Austrian Embassy or at the Consulates (see the respective application form "Antragsformular Personalausweis" in the right column). This document can be used to travel from Austria to many European countries and allows additional functions to be added (for use in Austria only). However, many countries do not recognize the Austrian Identity Card as a valid travel document. When applying for an Austrian Identity Card the same documents as for regular passports have to be submitted.