Exemption from visa requirements (Visumfreiheit)

If you are a holder of a residence permit of another Schengen Member State or a national of one of the following countries you do not need a visa to enter and to reside in Austria for up to the maximum period stated below.

The prerequisite is that you

  • do not wish to stay in Austria for longer than the period stated below and
  • do not intend to take up gainful employment in Austria.

For those in possession of a service/official passport (Dienstpass) or a diplomatic passport separate regulations apply (information is available from the Austrian representative authorities. If you are allowed to enter Austria without a visa you may apply for a residence permit during your permitted visa-free stay in Austria. The application, however, does not permit you to stay for longer than your visa-free stay.

Attention: The visa free stay is related to all Schengen countries, i.e. days you spend in other Schengen countries are included in the 90 days visa free stay!

Information for OeAD scholarship holders you will find here

Countries

  • Albania* 90 days
  • Andorra 3 months
  • Antigua and Barbuda 3 months
  • Argentina 3 months
  • Australia 3 months
  • Bahamas 3 months
  • Barbados 3 months
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina* 90 days
  • Brazil 3 months
  • Brunei 90 days
  • Canada 3 months
  • Chile 90 days
  • Colombia 90 days
  • Costa Rica 3 months
  • Dominica 90 days
  • El Salvador 90 days
  • Georgia 3 months
  • Grenada 90 days
  • Guatemala 3 months
  • Honduras 90 days
  • Hong Kong (holders of a "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" and "British National Overseas" passport only) 90 days
  • Israel 3 months
  • Japan 6 months (only applies to Austria!)
  • Kiribati 90 days
  • Liechtenstein unlimited
  • Macau (holders of a "Região Administrativa Especial de Macau" passport only) 90 days
  • Macedonia * 3 months
  • Malaysia 3 months
  • Marshall Islands 90 days
  • Mauritius 3 months
  • Mexico 3 months
  • Micronesia 90 days
  • Moldova 3 months
  • Monaco 3 months
  • Montenegro * 3 months
  • New Zealand 3 months
  • Nicaragua 3 months
  • Palau 90 days
  • Panama 3 months
  • Paraguay 3 months
  • Peru 90 days
  • Samoa 90 days
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis 90 days
  • Saint Lucia 90 days
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 90 days
  • San Marino 3 months
  • Serbia * 3 months
  • Seychelles 3 months
  • Singapur 90 days
  • South Korea 90 days
  • Switzerland unlimited
  • Singapore 3 months
  • Solomon Islands 90 days
  • Taiwan (holders of passports which include an identity card number) 90 days
  • Timor-Leste 90 days
  • Trinidad and Tobago 90 days
  • Tuvalu 90 days
  • United Arab Emirates 3 months
  • United States of America 3 months
  • Ukraine* 3 months
  • Uruguay 3 months
  • Vanuatu 90 days
  • Vatican City 3 months
  • Venezuela 3 months

* only with biometric passports | as at August 2017

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