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Austria Visa Dubai – Requirements For UAE Citizens And Residents

Austria is a beautiful country in Europe that stands as home to tall mountains, breathtaking landscapes, picturesque lakes, palaces, castles and many more. Apart from all the worth visiting places, there are also some exciting things to do like skiing, hiking, paragliding, snowboarding, ski-jumping and so on. Also, some of the famous cities in Austria are Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Hallstatt and Linz. So, how about visiting this amazing country? Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? If you are someone who is either a UAE resident or a citizen and wants to visit Austria but has no clarity on the visa part, then this is everything you might need to know about Austria visa Dubai.

Keep reading to check out the Austria visa Dubai requirements for both UAE citizens and residents.

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Austria visa Dubai

Since Austria is one of the countries in Europe which does allow you visa-free if you are a UAE citizen and requires an Austria Schengen visa Dubai if you are a UAE resident. Here, you will know about the visa requirements and the process below for UAE residents and just the documents required if you are a UAE citizen.

Austria visa Dubai for UAE citizens

Make sure you carry the following documents when you land in Austria.

  • UAE passport with six months validity from the date of arrival back in Dubai.
  • The clear purpose of the visit
  • Financial proof

Austria visa Dubai for UAE residents

You should apply for a Schengen visa at VFS Global to enter Austria and here is how. Earlier it was the Austrian embassy and now it is the VFS Global and you have to apply either in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, depending on your residence permit.

If your residency visa was issued by the Emirate of Al Ain and Abu Dhabi, then you must be applying at VFS Global Abu Dhabi. And, if you are residing in Dubai, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah or Fujairah, then you must apply at VFS Global Dubai.

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Visa process

  • Choose your visa type and check if you are eligible for it.
  • Check here for more information and to download the application form.
  • Check where you need to apply and book an appointment accordingly to submit the application.
  • Pay the visa fee online.
  • On the date of the appointment, visit the VFS Global and submit your complete application with all the documents needed.
  • Keep tracking the status and collect your passport once you get the results.

Documents required

  • A completely filled and signed application form.
  • Recently taken passport size photos (no longer than 6 months) – Taken in a white background, a no-smile picture, 80% face coverage.
  • Original passport.
  • A cover letter.
  • UAE resident visa.
  • Return flight tickets and proof of accommodation in Austria.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Proof of financial means (Bank statement for the last 3 months).
  • For minors – Parent’s passports and a letter from them are mandatory.

That’s everything about making your dream Austria holiday happen. ‘Your Austria visa Dubai is just a few simple steps away’ might be everything you wanted to hear. Just so you know that the process is pretty simple and very well clear on the Austria visa requirements for UAE citizens and residents, why don’t you start applying for it?

So, if visiting Austria is your next plan, then here we are to make it easier for you. Check out the Pickyourtrail for some Austria holiday packages or leave a WhatsApp inquiry and one of our travel experts would get back to you.

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