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Do I need a visa to go to Innsbruck, Austria?

If you are not eligible for visa-free entry into Austria, you need a visa to enter the country. Citizens of some countries enjoy visa-free entry for periods of up to 90 days.

Schengen Visa is required for travellers to go to Austria. Citizens from Schengen-member countries do not require a visa to enter Austria for stays of up to 90 days, but they must carry a national ID while entering and travelling.

The Schengen Area consists of 23 EU member states and four non-EU countries:

Czech RepublicDenmarkEstonia

Additionally, there are many countries whose citizens are exempt from the visa requirement for travel to the Schengen Area. Please visit the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Depending on what country you live in, you may or may not need a visa and special permit to enter Austria. It is best to enquire about documents you will need well beforehand.

Required documents for visa:

(a) Completed application form(s).
(b) Passport valid for at least 3 months longer than the validity of the visa applied for.
(c) Visa fee
(d) Two passport photographs.
(e) For transit passengers, the visa from the destination country must be obtained first.
(f) Proof of intention to return to home country. (return ticket or vehicle papers if returning by car.)
(g) Letter from employer, university or school indicating the reason for a visit.
(h) Proof of sufficient financial funds to stay in Austria. Applicants can submit confirmed hotel booking, bank statements or records from a similar financial institution.
(i) A medical insurance policy covering the duration of the visa.

Please note: The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Please contact your nearest embassy for accurate, up-to-date information.

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