You wish to go to Austria for study purposes or academic research and you will stay between 91 than 180 days.

Visa Fees

Visa Fee and Service Charges

The below rates apply from the month of January. They may be varied at any time. All the charges are non-refundable post submission and may only be paid in cash CNY only. Credit cards and other forms of payment are not accepted.

Fee Type Visa Fee For Visa Type A & C Visa Fee For Visa Type D Visa Fee For
Citizens of Russian Federation, Ukraine,
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia,
Montenegro, Serbian and Moldova.
Visa Fee For Children
Between 6 and 12 years of age
In Euros In CNY In Euros In CNY In Euros In CNY In Euros In CNY
Visa Fee 60 498 100 830 35 291 35 291
Service Charges - 250 - 250 - 250 - 250

Please Note:

  • Spouses and children of all EEC citizens (EU + Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland) are not required to pay visa fee.

Visa Fees waived categories

  • Children under six years
  • School pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training;
  • (c) researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research ( 1 )
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Optional waiving of fee for participants aged 25 years or less in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events, organized by nonprofit organizations.

  • Please note that the Embassy/Consulate reserve the right to request the visa fee even if your case might meet the above conditions.

Documents Required

PDF Study

The passport should be valid for a minimum of 3 months after expiry of the visa at the time of submission of the application. If you do not have a blank page to which a visa can be affixed, a new passport must be obtained before submitting your application.

If apply in Shanghai please kindly note:

  • Insurance including Deductible will not be accepted. Please be attention when you purchase the insurance.
  • Every Chinese document applied should have English translation, include ID copy and HUKOU book.
  • Please provide first and last page & every used page of your passport, include all expired old passport.
  • Please provide latest six months bank statement and deposit certification as proof of solvency.
  • Retired applicant should provide the proof of retirement fund and Certificate of retirement.
  • Temp Residence Permit of Shanghai Jurisdiction should be issued by 3 months ago.

Photo Specifications

2 recent passport photographs (colour, 3.4 x 4.5 cm, light background) should be complied with ICAO guidelines
Please stick one photo on the application form and attach the other one with a paper clip.

A Photograph submitted with the application should comply with the following specifications:

  • Latest photograph not older than 6 months
  • Colour photograph printed on normal photographic paper
  • Should be passport sized 45mm x 35mm
  • 70-80% of the photograph should be covered by face
  • Full face straight profile photograph, 30-36 mm from point of the chin to head
  • Should be taken against a light background
  • Should be without sunglasses, hat or cap
  • Photograph can be taken with headgear, after consideration on case to case basis if the applicant wears headgear on religious grounds.
  • Spectacles should not have toned or reflecting glasses. The frame of the spectacles may not cover the eyes

Please note that photographs should meet the above mentioned specifications.

Processing Time

The maximum case processing time according to the EU Visa Code cannot exceed 15 calendar days, or in exceptional cases 30 or 60 days respectively. The Embassy and Consulate aim to issue a visa within 5 to 11 working days. Please note that the processing time is counted from the date the Embassy/Consulate receives the application, not the date the application is submitted at the Austrian Visa Application Centres. Applications will usually be transferred to the Embassy/Consulate the next working day.

In case an application needs to be referred to The Austrian Immigration Service, processing time will be longer.

Applications can be submitted no more than 3 months before the start of the intended visit. It is recommended to submit applications not later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit.

The Embassy and Consulate reserve the right to call applicants in for a personal interview at a later time. Likewise, the Embassy and Consulate reserve the right to request additional documents not contained in the harmonized list of documents, when necessary.

Download Form

This page hosts the form required for your Visa Application. Please click on the relevant form to download your visa application form.

PDF Visa Application Form (For Beijing and Guangzhou Jurisdiction)
PDF Visa Application Form (For Shanghai Jurisdiction)
PDF Visa Application Form in English version; kindly note that this is for the reference only, it is required to submit the above version upon documentation submission.

Attention! For a child inserted into a parent’s passport a separate Visa Application Form is filled.

Please note: From now on Shanghai Jurisdiction use new version of Austria Visa Application Form - Shanghai, you can download it from this page. From 1 October 2012, any other version of visa form will not be accepted.

Download Instructions:

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