Schengen Agreement

Austria is a signatory state of the Schengen Agreement, which has lead to the abolition of internal border controls. With a Schengen visa, you may travel freely throughout the entire Schengen zone.

 

Citizens of all EU member states and the following countries and regions are exempt from the obligation of obtaining a visa:

  • Albania*
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina*
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Holy See
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Macao
  • Macedonia*
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova*
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro*
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Samoy
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Serbia*
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • St. Christoph and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Taiwan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States (USA)
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela

*The visa exemption applies only to holders of biometric passports

 

All others, please check the following website for further instructions: http://www.austria.org/visa-application


Need an invitation letter?

 Do you need a Visa invitation letter to participate in ERM 2017? If so, please submit the below information to: info@erm2017.at
  • Full name and surname
  • Passport number
  • Passport issue date
  • Passport expiry date
  • The Embassy or Consulate name and address to which the letter must be addressed
  • The address of your accommodation in Austria (of not booked via our website)
  • Your ERM2017 invoice number
Please note that the Visa invitation letters can be sent to you as follows:
  • By email – free of charge
  • By email and the originals sent by ordinary postal mail – free of charge
  • By email and the originals sent by courier service – the delivery shall be paid upon receipt