How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Austria
In this post, we explore how Nigerians can get a visa to Austria. We cover some info on the Bahamas, necessary requirements, and embassy location.
Austria is a country that speaks German located in Central Europe and has a population of 8.474 million. It is characterized by majorly mountainous and rugged high lands, flamboyant architecture, and Imperial history. It’a capital is Vienna, with the Danube River going through and it is home to the Schnbrunn and Hofburg palaces. Austria went to the Schengen Convention on April 28th, 1995, making it one of the Schengen countries. Euro is its official currency.
Types of Austrian Visa
An Austrian Schengen visa gives access into other Schengen countries, but with Austria as the main destination (except it is a Limited territorial validity visa that only allows you trave to the Schengen state that issued the visa).
There are majorly two types under which Austrian visas are placed, and this is purely based on the duration of ones stay.
- Short stay visas (less than 90 days): such reasons for travel that fall within this category include
Tourism, Private visits, Business, Transit travel.
- Long stay visas:
Study, Minors in school, Marriage, Paid activities, Working
If you plan on making a trip to Austria for business purposes, you will require a short-stay visa, and the visa applications have to be submitted at the Austrian embassy. The information below contains a list of documents necessary and that should be ready before beginning your application for the visa.
- Visa application form filled and signed, or in case of minors it should be signed by the relevant legal guardian. The form can also be filled electronically before printing a hard copy.
- Two recent passport-sized photographs which capture the entire face with a bright background are needed.
- International passport valid for at least 3 months beyond the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
- Copy of the passport data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
- Copies of your previous visas (if any); will prove that you’ve had past travel experience.
- A cover letter must be provided which states the reason for the visit and schedules.
- Flight schedules with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Austria.
- Hotel reservation/ accommodation information for the duration of the intended stay in Austria.
- Proof of your civil status (birth certificate of children, marriage certificate, and death certificate of spouse if necessary).
- Proof of legitimate stay (if the application is not presented in the applicant’s home country).
- Evidence of enough financial means for the duration of the visit to Austria.
- An original business letter, signed by the inviting company on the organization’s letter headed paper. The letter must provide information about the travel purpose, travel data, name, birthdate, passport number of the invitee. (or company fax/company e-mail directly to the embassy/consulate-general)
- Evidence of past trade relations between the two companies, if such document is available.
- Certificate of employment if the candidate is employed because it is necessary.
- A certificate from your employer granting your business permission to travel if you are employed.
- Trade register extract or something like that (for self-employed).
- Bank statement for the past six months to prove the client has a steady flow of income.
- An original certified copy of the memorandum and Article of Association (registered with joint-stock companies).
- Trade License (first issued and present renewal).
- Necessary Proprietorship/Partnership documents.
The application should be presented not more than three weeks before the intended travel date.
According to each individual case, the competent embassy may request for more documentation.
Where to Go
Embassy of Austria in Abuja, Nigeria
For more details, and all types of visas, please visit the official website of the Embassy of Austria in Nigeria.
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