Applications for visas are normally accepted from citizens of Austria. The nationals of other countries, who are residing in Austria, have a longer processing time and an additional cost of 11€ due to further inquiry at the Indian Mission in their country of origin. A copy of austrian ‘Meldezettel’ must be attached with the clearance form.
Applicants for Indian visa are required to fill the online visa application form (application link below) carefully and take a print out of the same. They should then approach the BLS visa outsourcing center located at: Hegelgasse 17, Top 9 (Near Schwarzenbergplatz), 1010 Vienna, with the printed application form and relevant documents for submission. Hand-written application forms will NOT be accepted after November 30th, 2011.
PLEASE NOTE: When filling out the form, please select for the field “Mission” the following option: AUSTRIA-VIENNA
The Embassy of India, Vienna has outsourced its visa services to BLS International visa services, Austria and all visa applicants (except Diplomatic, Official and UN Passport holders) are required to submit the printed copy of the filled out application form along with passport and other required documents at the BLS International Visa Services Center.
The application should be accompanied by the passport in original, two passport sized colour photographs against a light background and the prescribed visa fee for the category of visa applied for and the relevant documentation. Postal applicants should send a self-addressed envelope and also transfer 5.50€ for postal charges. Please note that visa fees are accepted only in Euros in cash at the Visa section or through a bank deposit. In case of a bank transfer, 2-3 days waiting is unavoidable. We do not accept credit cards or other payment cards. The Fee for visa services will not be accepted in cash for postal applications. Neither the Embassy nor the Visa Application Center will be responsible for any loss of cash sent/ returned through post.
If your applications requires a processing time of several days, your original passport remains with you after it has been scrutinized at the visa counter. It will be resubmitted for stamping of the visa after the clearance for your visa has been given by Embassy of India.
Acceptance of a visa application and/or the visa fee does not guarantee issue of visa. The issue of visa, its category and duration are determined on the merits of each case.
The date for collection of visa would be intimated at the visa counter for applications in person. For collection of passports, the Fee Receipt must be presented. Passports can be collected at the counter between 16.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs on the date intimated or during any subsequent working day. For postal applications, the Visa Application Center will intimate the applicant by e-mail when the passport is posted back, if e-mail-ID is present. Postal dispatch would be at the applicant’s risk; neither the Embassy nor the Visa Application Center will accept any liability for loss/damage of passport in transit or of delays in the post.
Visa applications may be withdrawn after issue of the fee receipt, but the visa fee is non-refundable.
Travel plans should not be finalized before obtaining a visa. Neither the Embassy nor the Visa Application Center will accept any liability for missed flights. All applicants are requested to apply for visa at least 2-3 weeks before the actual date of travel.
It may be noted that all visas are valid from the date of issue and not from the date of arrival in India. Applicants may take this into account while specifying the duration of visa required.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to check that all the details on the visa are correct and to seek any corrections that may be required. Neither the Embassy nor the Visa Application Center will accept any responsibility for inconvenience or financial loss caused by inadvertent inaccuracies in the visa.
Visitors who intend to stay in India for more than 180 days continuously are required to register themselves with the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office. Journalist visa holders are required to contact the External Publicity Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi on arrival (contact details at www.mea.gov.in) or the Press Information Bureau of the Government of India. (Contact details at http://www.pib.nic.in )
Applicants should ensure that they correctly specify the category of visa applied for, depending on the purpose of visit. It is normally not possible to change the visa category after entering India. Activities in India incompatible with the category of the visa may result in immediate revocation of the visa.
Visa requirements for Austrian Nationals
Documents required for Non-Austrian nationals
PLEASE NOTE: The visa applicant of a nationality other than Austria should normally apply for visa to Indian Embassy in the country of his citizenship. In extraordinary circumstances, Indian Embassy in Vienna may grant a short validity visa. However, in such cases, visa shall be granted after additional payments of € 11,00 towards Fax charges due to further inquiries at the Indian Mission in the applicants’ country of origin.
IMPORTANT: The visa is valid from the date of issue and not from the date of entry into India. Applicants may keep this in mind, while specifying the duration of visa required.
Disclaimer: Applicants for Indian Visa may kindly note that BLS International Visa Services Center, Vienna (mentioned above) is the only authorized center for application of Visa to the Indian Embassy in Vienna.
Document Requirements for various visa categories