Step 1:

Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.

Step 2:

Before applying, please ensure that you are ready with all your supporting documents and application form.

Step 3:

  • Schedule an appointment (mandatory)
  • You are required to book an appointment to visit the Visa Application Centre
  • Please click here to schedule an appointment

Applicants who have held previous Schengen visa can submit their applications through agent/representatives who need to present his/her own ID and an authorization letter issued by applicant.

Group Appointment Booking Process:

Groups of 5 applications and above are required to schedule an appointment to submit your application at the Visa Application Center (VAC).

To book a group appointment, please write an email to the respective VAC’s email address mentioned below at least 48 hours before the preferred submission date. We will contact you to arrange your group appointment within 1 working day of receiving your request.

Please do include the following information in your email.

  • Group size & Type
  • Preferred date of submission
  • Contact details of the group leader/representative

Step 4:

Visit Visa Application Centre in person as per appointment scheduled and submit your completed Visa Application Forms along with required supporting documents. If your application is incomplete at the time of submission a new token will have to be collected in consideration for other applicants who are waiting.   

One of our staff will check your application materials for completeness. After your approval, your application will be sent to the Austrian Embassy in Beijing or Austrian Consulate in Shanghai. Please note: If your supporting documents are incomplete, you can still submit your application; however, you are subject to supplement any documents after submission, which might extend the processing time or have a higher risk of rejection.

Please ensure that you read the Security Regulations carefully and follow mentioned instructions before you visit Austrian Visa Application Centres in China.

Step 5:

Pay the visa and service fees in our visa application centres by cash or Wechat.

Please note: Where Embassy of Austria has decided to cooperate with an external service provider for the collection of applications while establishing the ‘one-stop’ principle for the lodging of applications, creates a derogation from the general rule that an applicant must apply at the Austrian Visa Application Centres in China. There is also a possibility for all applicants to voluntarily lodge applications directly at its diplomatic missions or consular posts.

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