Additional Services

Services Austrian Visa Application Centres in China
Photocopy RMB 1 per A4 page
Photograph RMB 40 Per applicant
Courier Return RMB 75 per application
SMS RMB 15 per application
Hub City Passport Collection (Beijing; Shanghai) RMB 20 per application

Status tracking through SMS (Optional)

SMS and e-mail news updates will be sent to your mobile phone and your registered e-mail address provided in your application form, informing the status of your visa application. You will receive several automated messages to your mobile phone and e-mail informing you what stage your application is within the process. The service supports the transfer of SMS text into the language of your choice (Chinese and English languages are available). At the end of the process you will receive an automated message informing you that the Embassy of Austria in Beijing, China/Consulate General of Austria in Shanghai, China has made a decision on your visa application. You will not be informed on the outcome of the decision on your visa application.

You can avail this service for CNY 15 at the time you submit your visa application form and supporting documents at the visa application centre. The SMS service application form can be downloaded and completed before you visit the application centre.

Please read the SMS Service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

VIP Premium Service Lounge (Optional)

A VIP premium service lounge is available at Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Beijing, Guangzhou, Xian, Chongqing, Shenyang, Wuhan, Changsha, Chengdu, Jinan, Shenzhen, Fuzhou and Kunming Visa Application Centre. Applicants may make the appointment via email or call us between 8:00 to 15:00 (Monday to Friday). Additional service charge is 350 RMB per applicant (inclusive of taxes). This charge is in addition to the visa application fee and service fee. The service includes:

  • Express check in and checkout - less waiting
  • Dedicated premium lounge - more comfort
  • Dedicated premium service officer - more personalized service
  • Refreshments
  • Included courier pass-back (except in case of refusal)- no need to come back to the visa application centre to collect your processed documents.
  • Free photocopying (up to a limit of 10 Pages) - more value
  • This service does not include any fast track (faster submission, faster processing of the visa application)

Please Note:

This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that applicants using the premium service will have a faster turnaround time or be successful in their visa application.

No refund of the optional fees will be done in case of withdrawal.

The additional services given on this page are provided by visa service centers and the prices given are in addition to the visa application fee. These additional services can be purchased at the visa application centre when you submit your application.