A delicate and mesmerising mix of gorgeous landscapes and historical landmarks, Austria is a brilliant place to visit with your loved ones. In the year 2016, as many as 26,800+ applications for Austria Schengen visas were made from just New Delhi.
With such a high inflow of Schengen visa applications, it is a common sight for the consulates to get completely booked for two to three months in advance. But don’t worry, you can still manage to get yourself a Schengen visa to visit Austria.
Travel Visa Bookings can provide assistance in booking an appointment. You just need to fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and our dedicated team will reach out to you.
Once you have your appointment in hand, you can go ahead and start collecting all the documents required for your Schengen visa.
Steps to getting an Austria Schengen visa appointment in Bangalore – Basics
The steps to getting an Austria Schengen visa appointment are quite simple.
- The Austrian consulate has outsourced the visa application process to VFS Global.
This means that you will have to book your Austria Schengen visa appointments from the VFS Global portal too.
To start your Austria Schengen visa application process, you will need to head over to the VFS Global website.
The link given above will take you to a page that looks like the image above.
Scroll down slightly and click on “Click here” under the “Schedule an appointment” option to start booking your visa appointment.
You will be redirected to a new page that gives you a set of instructions to follow when booking an Austria Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi. Read through all the instructions and then click on the orange link given in the page to start your appointment booking process.
A new tab opens and loads into a login page. Click on “New User?” to start a new registration.
Fill in the new form with your information and click on “Submit” and you will be able to book your Austria Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi.
VFS Global can make appointments for up to 30 applicants in a day, but they are subject to availability. You will be charged a fee of $25 for your visa application and appointment booking as well. If you want more information on the visa application process, head over to the official Austrian consulate website in New Delhi.
I can’t find an Austria Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi
With so many applications coming in every day, it is common for people to be unable to find appointments. But don’t worry, there are still ways you can get your Austria Schengen visa. Try one of the methods mentioned below.
Try a consulate with a different jurisdiction
If you’re running out of time to apply for your Austria Schengen visa and unable to find an appointment in New Delhi, it is better that you try looking for appointments in other consulates. For eg., you can try booking an appointment at the Austrian consulate in Chennai or Kolkata.
However, there are chances that this might not work. As consulates get booked two to three months in advance, the appointment in the other consulates will be subject to availability.
Change your main destination
When travelling to multiple Schengen countries, the country that you will spend the most number of days will become your main destination. Which means that you will have to apply for your Schengen visa in the consulate of that country.
Most times, for countries like Austria, France, Spain, etc. with a high inflow of tourists every year, the consulates tend to get booked many months in advance. But you can try booking appointments in consulates that aren’t so popular, like Malta, or Slovakia.
In case you have already booked your tickets, you can get tentative travel plans just for the purpose of getting your visa application approved. In fact, Travel visa bookings can help you get these travel plans as well. You can take a look at our pricing for this too. And to get more information on how to apply for an appointment at a different consulate, take a look at our article on what to do when no appointments are available.
Wait until someone cancels their appointment
You can’t always head over to a different consulate or get tentative travel plans for your Schengen visa. In this case, you’re forced to wait for someone to cancel their appointment for you to get your Austria Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi.
This might be slightly risky, but don’t completely ignore this option because there have been many times when travellers were able to get an appointment right after someone else cancelled.
If you need help with this, Travel Visa Bookings has a team dedicated to finding such appointments. You can just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and our team will help you out.
Do you want us to get you your appointment?
We are currently providing the service of finding appointments in the following countries,
We are expanding this service to more and more countries every month. Travel Visa Bookings has remained in the market for several years now and has provided assistance to tourists around the world. We have also made corporate bookings at short notices (within the next 7-15 days).
Although our team keeps looking for appointments, they are subject to availability. So, we try booking you an appointment in other nearby consulates as well.
As your appointment will be fixed by a travel agent at the consulate office, the price will not be fixed by us either. The price of the appointment will depend on the demand.
Just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form if you want us to start looking for an appointment for you.
Just fill in the form given to you on the link. You need not make any initial payments. Our team will get in touch with agents at the consulate to get you an Austria Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi.
Within the next 8 hours, the team will get back to you on the availability of the slot.
You can then make the payment and you will be given an appointment reference number.
You can use this reference number and attend your interview.
Get more information on how to get an Austrian Schengen visa here.
Frequently Asked Questions on Austria Schengen visa appointments
If you have questions regarding the process of getting an Austria Schengen visa appointments, take a look below to see if your questions have been answered.
When is the right time to get an appointment?
You can apply for your Austria Schengen visa appointment not more than 90 days before your trip. But it usually takes 7-15 days for the consulate to approve your visa application. So, keep this in mind when applying for your visa. We suggest that you look for an appointment at least a month in prior to successfully get your visa application approved.
Is one appointment sufficient for the entire family?
Unfortunately, no. Each member travelling to Austria will need to have an appointment of their own, even minors.
Will everyone have to attend their visa interview on their own?
In most cases, no one other than the interviewee is allowed to enter the room. However, in some exceptional cases, you will be allowed to take a partner. In case you are a minor, you can take one of your parents or guardians into the room. If you are aged, you can be accompanied by your spouse or your adult child. And if you have a disability, you can take in someone who can help you with the interview process.
Can you book my appointments?
We can find appointments for you, even if you need them for your entire family. You just need to fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and our team will reach out to you.
What information do you need to book my appointment?
We will need your name, passport number, and passport issue and expiry dates. You can also send us a picture of your passport and we will handle the headache for you. As the information required to book appointments depends on the countries, if any additional information is required, our team will reach out to you.
Can I verify the appointment you book for me?
Once your appointment is booked and payment made, you will be given an appointment reference number. You can use this number to verify whether or not your appointment has been booked with the consulate or the VFS Global website.
What do I need to pay for my Austria Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi?
The base quote is given by the consulate, and this amount depends on the availability of appointments, the location of the consulate, and also the demand for appointments. Travel Visa Bookings charges a flat fee of Rs. 1000 on top of the quote of the consulate.
Can you refund my appointment fee if I don’t want an appointment?
The fee is fully refundable as long as the appointment has not already been booked. If the appointment is found, then unfortunately, you cannot be refunded.
Can I pay more for a higher priority?
Travel Visa Bookings works purely on the first-come-first-serve basis. You will need to wait your turn to get an appointment.
Can my visa application get rejected?
There are many reasons why your visa application can get rejected. Some of these include,
- Invalid travel insurance
- No travel itinerary
I don’t have a travel insurance for my travel ?
Don’t worry, we can help you out with this as well. Just check out our article on Schengen visa travel insurance and you will be able to apply for one from here.
What is the eligibility criteria for my passport to be able to get a Schengen visa appointment?
Your passport needs to be valid and not more than 10 years old. In case your passport hasn’t been renewed in the past 10 years, make sure to renew it before applying for your Schengen visa.
When will you be able to give me my appointment?
Our team usually replies to your request within the next 8 to 10 hours.
When do I have to make the payment for my appointment?
Most times there is a high demand for appointments, and our team books more than 250 appointments in a day. Because of this, once an appointment is found, it is kept on auction. You will have one hour to make the payment of the fee to make the appointment available for you. If you fail to do so, our team will consider you to be uninterested and make the appointment available for someone else in need.
We suggest that you keep a look-out for notifications from our team to see if your appointment has been booked after raising a request.
How do I have to make the payment?
You can either make a direct bank transfer or pay through PayuMoney or Western Union.
VFS Global Office in New Delhi
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level
Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place
New Delhi- 110001
+91 22 67866008
Austrian Embassy in New Delhi
EP – 13, Chandragupta Marg
New Delhi – 110 021
Tel.: (+91/11) 2419 2700
Fax: (+91/11) 2688 6929