Austria is a landlocked alpine German speaking country in Central Europe bordering Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, Germany and Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east and Slovenia and Italy to the south. Austria, along with neighbouring Switzerland, is the winter sports capital of Europe. However, it is just as popular for summer tourists who visit its historic cities and villages and hike in the magnificent scenery of the Alps.
Nigerians who intend to visit Austria for whatever purpose has a visa that suites their purpose of visiting Austria.
The outdoor activities, culture, cuisine and historical sites will keep a visitor very busy. Plan your visit to Austria by spending time in formalize your visit by researching places to visit and things to do. Always ensure complete paperwork so as to plan your arrival and departure. No matter the purpose of travel to Austria, there is a wealth of activities available for you.
There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented this treaty - the European Union (except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Likewise, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty. But be careful: not all EU members have signed the Schengen treaty, and not all Schengen members are part of the European Union. This means that there may be spot customs checks but no immigration checks (travelling within Schengen but to/from a non-EU country) or you may have to clear immigration but not customs (travelling within the EU but to/from a non-Schengen country).
Please see the article Travel in the Schengen Zone for more information about how the scheme works and what entry requirements are.
To stay longer than 90 days, a non-EU foreigner will need either a long-stay visa (valid for up to 6 months) or an Aufenthaltstitel (residence permit). Visa-exempt visitors may be able to acquire a residence permit inside Austria after entry, but consulates do not recommend this route due to processing times for the permits and that the permit must be obtained within the initial 90-day period of stay.
There are limited information available for this country. We will provide more information as soon as we get it.
Visa processing period takes between 2 to 14 days.
Having a visa is not a guarantee of entry to Austria and visa must have at least 6 months expiration from the entry date. Obtaining the right visa for your travel to Austria is your sole responsibility to avoid regrets.
Travellers can obtain consular assistance and further consular information at the following address:
Austrian Embassy Abuja
Plot 9, Usuma Street, Maitama, Abuja
Tel: (+234) 706 418 32 26
Besides the Austrian Embassy in Abuja, the following institutions can offer assistance:
Advantage Austria Lagos
(Austrian Embassy Abuja - Commercial Section Lagos)
Addresse: 65, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive,
P.O.Box 56085 Falomo
Phone: (+234) 1 2801304 / 2801305, 212 1197
3A, Kinkino road, G.R.A.
Research date: 23/02/2016
Select your specific area of interest below:Published by Justin at 20:57 PM on March 22, 2016