Documentation Required

IMPORTANT

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When filling out the form, please select for the field “Mission” the following option: AUSTRIA-VIENNA

To apply for a visa, start here! Fill out the online application form. 

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.

Visa applications may be withdrawn after issue of the fee receipt, but the visa fee is non-refundable.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

  • Visa application form fully filled in
  • Passport valid for a minimum six months
  • 2 recent passport-sized (51mm X 51mm) colour photograph of yourself
  • If you wish to have your passport with visa mailed to you, please send a self-addressed envelope and transfer an additional sum of 5.50€ for postal charges.
  • Visa Fee and Service Charge
  • Consular surcharge of € 3.00 shall be levied on account of Indian community welfare fund.
  • Further documents required depend on the visa category or other case specifics.

 

Documents required for Non-Austrian nationals

  • Visa application form fully filled in
  • Passport valid for a minimum six months
  • 2 recent passport-sized (51mm X 51mm) colour photograph of yourself
  • If you wish to have your passport with visa mailed to you, please send a self-addressed envelope and transfer 5.50€ to cover the postal charges.
  • Visa Fee and Service Charge
  • Consular surcharge of € 3.00 shall be levied on account of Indian community welfare fund.
  • A copy of Austrian ‘Meldezettel’
  • Further documents required depend on the visa category or other case specifics.

 

 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.

Document Requirements for various visa categories

Business

  • Invitation letter of the Indian company and
  • Endorsement letter of the local company/firm on which behalf the applicant is travelling to India. Please make sure that both letters include the name of the applicant, the name of each company, the required duration of visa and a description of the intended activities in detail.
  • All documents (incl. Visa Application Form) have to be submitted in double copy.
  • For more detailled information concerning Business Visa please visit the ´Frequently asked questions’-section.

 

Student

  • An admission letter from the concerned institution and details of the financial arrangements for stay in India should accompany the application.
  • In case of admission to medical or paramedical courses in India, a Letter of Approval or a ´No Objection’ Certificate from the Indian Ministry of Health is also required for issuing long term visa.

 

Research

  • A detailed synopsis of the research project, countersigned by the sponsoring institution in India, should be submitted along with the visa application.

 

Conference

  • Letter of invitation from the conference organizer
  • Where relevant, the consular officer may also require proof of approval of the Indian authorities for holding the conference.

 

Work

  • Applications are required to be accompanied by a copy of the employment contract from the company/organization in India.
  • Other, case-specific documents may be required.
  • For more detailled information concerning Employment Visa please visit the ´Frequently asked questions’-section.

 

Journalist

  • A documentary proof (employment card or original letter from a reputed News/Media agency where they are working or by the office who have given them assignment in India) for 3 month visa.
  • For the six month visa a letter of appointment by the Foreign Media/TV office in India.


Embassy of India Vienna, Austria