AUSTRIA BUSINESS VISA
A Business Visa allows applicants to come to Austria for business-related activities. Applicants, on behalf of their company, may come to Austria to make sales, establish contacts, attend meetings or any such activities.
For travelling to Austria for business-related activities, you need to obtain a Business Schengen Visa.
You would need the below documents for a Business Visa to Austria:
- Invitation letter from the company in Austria that you plan to visit. The invitation letter should contain your dates of visit as well the complete address of the company.
- A letter from your employer stating your purpose of visit to Austria
- Bank statements for the last 6 months
- Original certified copy of the Memorandum & Article of Association
- Trade license
- Proof of funds. The applicant’s expenses can be taken care of by the home company or the company in Austria. However, the same should be mentioned in the invitation letter.
HOW CAN Y-AXIS HELP YOU?
Y-Axis has a lot of experience handling Schengen Visas. Our team will help you:
- Assess which is the best Visa type for you to apply under
- Advise you on the documentation that will be required for the visa
- Advise you on how the funds needed for the visa need to be shown
- Complete the application process
- Review your documents needed for the visa application
- Help you prepare for a visa interview in case one is required
How long will my visa take for processing?
The visa application process can take around 15 business days. Do keep in mind that no enquiries into the visa application status will be entertained before 15 days have passed.
When should I submit my visa application?
Ideally, you should submit your visa application a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks before the scheduled date of your departure.
Do keep in mind that you cannot submit your application more than 3 months before departure.
Which visa do I need?
Schengen short stay visa, also known as a Type C visa, will be required for any short stay trips, that are up to 90 days, to Austria.
Depending on the purpose of seeking entrance to Austria, you will have to apply for either one of the following –
|Business Visa||For those attending business-related activities.|
|Medical Visa||For those seeking medical treatment.|
|Tourist Visa||For all those wishing to sightsee or holiday in Austria.|
|Visitor Visa||For those wanting to visit family members or friends that are living in Austria.|
|Study Visa||For students wishing to attend up to 3 months’ course at any educational institution in Austria.|
|Official Visit Visa||For official delegations that might be coming to Austria on an official trip.|
|Visa for Cultural, Sports, and Film Crews||For anyone attending any activity of this kind in Austria.|
|Airport Visa||For those transiting through any of the Austrian airports while en route to a travel destination that is outside the Schengen Area.|
What documents are required for a Business Schengen Visa to Austria?
Additional documents required for Business Visa to Austria include –
- Trade license.
- Proof of the trip’s financing.
- Business bank statement of the previous 6 months.
- Certificate from your employer stating why exactly would you be travelling to Austria.
- Invitation letter from the Austrian company that you intend visiting, along with their detailed address as well the scheduled dates of your visit.
- Memorandum and Article of Association to be submitted in the original (certified).
Do I have to apply for a residence permit as well?
No. Residence permits are required by those third-country nationals that plan on staying in Austria beyond 6 months.
Will I have to appear in person?
All visa applicants are expected to appear in person.
Visa applications for Austria have to submitted in person. There is no exception to the rule.
What if I am unable to prove sufficient financial means for my stay?
If, for any reason, you cannot provide proof of funds covering your stay in Austria, you will have to get your Austrian host to sign a declaration of liability for you.
This declaration of liability is an Electronic letter of guarantee referred to as Elektronische Verpflichtungserklärung or Generalverpflichtungserklärung (EVE or GVE).
When an application is made for an EVE with the concerned local authority, the authority will conduct a verification of the identity of the host and review the financial status of the Austrian host. Once the verification is completed and the declaration of liability signed, an 8-digit ID-number is issued to the host. It is this ID-number that will be required by the Austrian Consulate or Embassy at the time of applying for the visa.
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