Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get answers about all questions regarding an Austrian passport?
Contact the Austrian Consulate online at

I am not an Austrian citizen, do I need a Visa in Austria?
At this time American citizens do not need a Visa to enter Austria yet some other countries' citizens do, please go to for more details. We utilize an external service provider for accepting visa applications (all visa categories, no residence permits). VFS Global is operating the Visa Application Center (VAC) for the Embassy in Houston. Please see: for details.

I am on transit at the Vienna airport. Do I need a transit visa?
If you are staying in the international transit area you most likely do not need a transit visa. Please check the table from the link below. The nationalities that need a transit visa are marked in the far right column "Flughafen" (unless they have a visa issued by a number of destination countries, see additional comments at the bottom of the table).

I need something signed or notarized, who do I contact?