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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Austria

Austria
Republic of Austria

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
 
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 120 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
C-W-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
C-W-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 120 Months
E-1 2 $31.00 Multiple 60 Months
E-2 2 $31.00 Multiple 60 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 40 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 $46.00 Multiple 60 Months
L-2 $46.00 Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
T-D 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian or Yemeni nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

The documents listed below are available only to the individual concerned, who has to appear in person before the authority (or Embassy/Consulate General) to be duly identified and/or fingerprinted.

The required processing time varies depending on the type of document, as well as on the authority processing the application.

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: in Austria € 9,30 (free for children under 2 years of age); at Embassies or Consulates General € 42.-

Document Name: Birth Certificates (Geburtsurkunde)

Issuing Authority: Austrian Registrar’s Office “Standesamt”, Embassies or Consulates General

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Issued in black ink, letter size, electronic seal of the issuing authority

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Austrian Registrar’s Office

Registration Criteria: Birth must be/have been registered in the Central Civil Status Registry (Zentrales Personenstandsregister)

Procedure for Obtaining: in Austria, application at the nearest registrar’s office; at Embassies or Consulates General. Persons born in Austria before January 1, 1939 must apply to the rectory (Pfarramt) or to the Jewish Community (Kultusgemeinde) at their parents’ place of residence at the time of birth.

Since January 1, 1939 civil registration of births is compulsory in Austria, and all applications for birth certificates concerning births which took place after that date must be addressed to the nearest Registrar’s office (Standesamt) or Embassy/Consulate General.

Certified Copies Available:  Yes

Alternate Documents: International birth certificate

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: None

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: in Austria € 9,30, at Embassy/Consulates General € 42.-

Document Name: Death certificate (Sterbeurkunde)

Issuing Authority:  Austrian Registrar’s Office “Standesamt”, Embassies or Consulates General

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: black ink, electronic seal of the issuing authority, letter size

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Austrian Registrar’s Office “Standesamt” 

Registration Criteria:  Death must be/have been registered in the Central Civil Status Registry (Zentrales Personenstandsregister

Procedure for Obtaining:  in Austria, application at the nearest registrar’s office; at Embassies or Consulates General.

Certified Copies Available:  Yes

Alternate Documents: International death certificate

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments  None

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: in Austria € 9,30, at Embassy/Consulates General € 42.-

Document Name:  Heiratsurkunde

Issuing Authority:  Austrian Registrar’s Office “Standesamt”, at Embassies/Consulates General

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  black ink, electronic seal of the issuing authority, letter size

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Austrian Registrar’s Office “Standesamt”

Registration Criteria: Marriage must be/have been registered in the Central Civil Status Registry (Zentrales Personenstandsregister)

Procedure for Obtaining:  in Austria, application at the nearest registrar’s office; at Embassies or Consulates General

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: International marriage certificate

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: Prior to August 1, 1938, the ecclesiastical marriage was valid without a previous civil marriage. Since August 1, 1938 an ecclesiastical marriage can only be recognized if preceded by a civil marriage.

 

Certificate of Civil Status

Available

Fees: in Austria € 9,30, at Embassy/Consulates General € 42.-

Document Name: Teilauszug aus dem Personenstandsregister

Issuing Authority: Austrian Registrar’s Office “Standesamt”, at Embassies/Consulates General

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: black ink, electronic seal of the issuing authority, letter size

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Austrian Registrar’s Office “Standesamt”

Registration Criteria:  Applicant must be/have been registered in the Central Civil Status Registry (Zentrales Personenstandsregister)

Procedure for Obtaining:  in Austria, application at the nearest registrar’s office; at Embassies or Consulates General 

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: Contains all former and current marriages and/or divorces, provided they have been registered. Since there is no “divorce certificate”, this certificate may be used in its stead, either on its own or in conjunction with a divorce decree. Please note that it cannot be used as a certificate of no impediment.

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees:  The fee depends on the number of pages and is payable to the court processing the application

Document Name:   Adoptionsvertrag

Issuing Authority: District Court (Bezirksgericht) which has jurisdiction over the area where the adopted child resides.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: seal of the district court

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District court

Registration Criteria: adoption approved by the district court

Procedure for Obtaining: An adoption can only be approved by the district court, if the respective criteria are fulfilled by the adopting person or couple, and if the child’s biological parents and/or legal representative give their consent.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: once the adoption is completed, the child will be issued a birth certificate bearing the name(s) of the adoptive parent(s)

Identity Card

Identity Card

Available

Fees: in Austria: EUR 61,50; fees at embassies and consulates differ and are to be paid in local currency; different fees for children apply.

Document Name: Identity Card

Issuing Authority: in Austria: district authority, municipal authority, magistrate; abroad: Austrian embassies, Austrian consulates general

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: QR-Code leading to government website www.check-at.gv.at; description of document: Council of the European Union -PRADO – ID Docs – AUT - Austria

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  passport officer

Registration Criteria: Austrian citizenship

Procedure for Obtaining:  upon application in person at the nearest passport office/embassy/consulate

Certified Copies Available: N/A

Alternate Documents: Austrian passport

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: This document is available for Austrian citizens only and is recognized as travel document within the European Union

 

 

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Records

Available

Fees:  in Austria € 30,70; at Embassies and Consulates General € 42

Document Name: Certificate of Criminal Record (Strafregisterbescheinigung)

Issuing Authority:  Criminal Records Office at the Federal Police Headquarters (Bundespolizeidirektion) in Vienna. 

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: black ink, letter size, electronic seal of the Criminal Records Office

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Federal Police Headquarters (Bundespolizeidirektion)

Registration Criteria:  identification (passport or identity card); applicant must have stayed in Austria for more than 3 days

Procedure for Obtaining:  application in person at the Embassy of Consulate general in the applicant’s country of residence. In Austria: nearest police station. A Certificate of Criminal Record can only be obtained by the applicant him- or herself.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: Criminal records cover a period of fifty years from the date of the conviction. Convictions (except those resulting in a sentence of life imprisonment) are automatically expunged from the centralized penal records after the passage of the specified period of time; for less serious offenses, after five years and for more serious crimes, after ten years.

 

Court Records

Available

Fees:  The fee depends on the number of pages and is payable directly to the court processing the application

Document Name:  Urteil/Beschluss/Erkenntnis depending on legal matter and court

Issuing Authority: Courts

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: black ink, letter size, signed and sealed by court

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Courts, signed by judge

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Written application to the court, by the applicant or by their legal representative

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: None

 

Prison Records

Available

Comments: Available. See police record above. No separate prison record is available.

 

Military Records

Military Records

Available

Fees: Unknown

Document Name:  "Bestätigung über den abgeleisteten Präsenzdienst” (Certificate of Completion of Compulsory Military Service)

Issuing Authority: Headquarters of the province (Bundesland) where the service was completed http://www.bundesheer.at/adressen/a_milkden.shtml

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: black ink, letter size, seal

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Militaerkommando

Registration Criteria: Completion of compulsory military service (or alternative service) for male Austrian citizens

Procedure for Obtaining:  Application directly to the Headquarters of the province (Bundesland) where the service was completed.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments:  Will be needed mostly by dual citizens; Information for Austrian Citizens abroad who are liable for military service: Bundesheer - Formulare

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.): Ordinary passport, Emergency passport, Service passport, Diplomatic passport


Ordinary passport:

Fees: in Austria: EUR 75,90 for regular service, EUR 100,00 for 2-3 days issuance, EUR 220,00 for 24 hour issuance; fees at embassies and consulates differ and are to be paid in local currency; different fees for children apply;

Document Name: Reisepass

Issuing Government Authority: in Austria: district authority, municipal authority, magistrate; abroad: Austrian Embassies, Austrian consulates general

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: dark red cover, EU design; description of document: Council of the European Union – PRADO – AUT-AO-02002 (Europa.eu)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Passport office

Registration Criteria: Austrian citizenship

Procedure for Obtaining:  upon application in person at the nearest passport office/embassy/consulate

Alternate Documents: Emergency passport; Identity card for travel within the European Union

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: This document is available for Austrian citizens only.

Other Documents Available:

 

Emergency passport:

Fees: in Austria: EUR 75,90; fees at embassies and consulates differ and are to be paid in local currency; different fees for children apply;

Document Name: Notpass

Issuing Government Authority: in Austria: district authority, municipal authority, magistrate; abroad: Austrian Embassies, Austrian consulates general and authorized honorary consulates

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: cream colored cover; description of document: Council of the European Union – PRADO – AUT-AP-03001 (Europa.eu); new version from April 1, 2023, see description here: Notpass Folder V7.indd (bmi.gv.at)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: in Austria: passport office; abroad: Austrian embassies, Austrian consulates general and authorized honorary consulates

Registration Criteria: Austrian citizenship

Procedure for Obtaining: upon application in person at the nearest passport office/embassy/consulate

Alternate Documents: -

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: This document is available for Austrian citizens only.

Other Documents Available: -

 

Service passport:

Fees: -

Document Name: Dienstpass

Issuing Government Authority: Federal Ministry of the Interior

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: dark blue cover; description of document: Council of the European Union – PRADO – AUT-AS-02002 (Europa.eu)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Federal Ministry of the Interior

Registration Criteria: Austrian citizenship

Procedure for Obtaining: issued upon application in person at the responsible authority to persons travelling abroad in an official non-diplomatic/non-political capacity;

Alternate Documents: -

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: This document is available for Austrian citizens only.

Other Documents Available: -

 

Diplomatic passport:

Fees: -

Document Name: Diplomatenpass

Issuing Government Authority: Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: bright red cover; description of document: Council of the European Union – PRADO – AUT-AD-02002 (Europa.eu)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs

Registration Criteria: Austrian citizenship

Procedure for Obtaining: issued upon application in person at the responsible authority to persons travelling abroad in an official diplomatic/political capacity

Alternate Documents: -

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: This document is available for Austrian citizens only.

Other Documents Available: -

 

Document Name: Fremdenpass

Issuing Government Authority: only in Austria, Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Council of the European Union – PRADO – Search by Document Country in the Register of European ID Docs (Europa.eu)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: ---

Registration Criteria: protection status

Procedure for Obtaining: upon application in person at the Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum

Alternate Documents: ---

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: These documents are available to aliens with protection status only

Other Documents Available: -

 

Document Name: Konventionsreisedokument

Issuing Government Authority: only in Austria, Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Council of the European Union – PRADO – Search by Document Country in the Register of European ID Docs (Europa.eu)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: ---

Registration Criteria: refugee status

Procedure for Obtaining: upon application in person at the Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum

Alternate Documents: ---

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: These documents are available to refugees only

Other Documents Available: -

 

Types Available: temporary long stay (e.g. students, workers) or long-term/indefinite stay (e.g. family reunion)

Fees: in Austria: residence permit application for under 6 years of age € 75, over 6 years € 120;

Document Name: Aufenthaltsbewilligung, Niederlassungsbewilligung

Issuing Government Authority: in Austria: district authority (Bezirkshauptmannschaft), municipal authority (“Magistrat”)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Council of the European Union – PRADO – Search by Document Country in the Register of European ID Docs (Europa.eu)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  provincial governor (Landeshauptmann)

Registration Criteria: depending on purpose of residence, information available on Settlement in Austria (bmi.gv.at)

Procedure for Obtaining: upon application in person at an Austrian Embassy or Consulate General; for aliens entitled to 90 days visa-free stay in Austria, also at the district authority for the intended place of residence

Alternate Documents: ---

Exceptions: There are no exceptions.

Comments: These documents are available to non-EU citizens.

Other Documents Available: -

Other Records

Not applicable.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: Embassy

Address: Boltzmanngasse 16

Vienna, Austria (Embassy)

USEMB Vienna
APO AE 09108-9900

Phone Number:  0043 1 31339

Visa Services:  NIV, IV

Comments / Additional Information: Address of the U.S. Consulate: Parkring 12 a, 1010 Vienna,

Phone number: 31339-7543, Immigrant visa section

 

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Austria.

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.