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The Embassy of Austria is pleased to announce the opening of a Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Lanka Private Limited in Colombo.

The visa applications are to be submitted at the Austria Visa Application Centre at Colombo (Sri Lanka). All applications will be assessed by The Embassy of Austria, located in New Delhi. We offer the option of courier service for return of passport, directly at your doorstep.

For Prospective Applicants
Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being incomplete or not being processed.

Please note that you may be required to appear before a Visa Officer for a personal interview at Austria Visa Application Centre with Embassy of Austria in New Delhi prior to a decision being taken on your application. The Visa Application Centre shall help you to take an appointment for the same.

Immigration Approval Letter
Please note that all the applicants should obtain an approval letter from the Department of Immigration in order to courier the passport, in prior to the submission of the applications.

Processing Time:
Processing Time will be minimum of 15 days (excluding day of submission at VFS) for all the Visa categories. However, in some cases the procedure may take considerably longer.

Kindly note that Embassy of Austria would not entertain any query regarding status of your visa application within 15 days from the date of your application

VISA APPLYING PROCESS
Step 1 : Only short-term visa applications are accepted at the VFS application centre
Step 2 : Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how much time it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate / Embassy of Austria to decide on.
Step 3 : Please go to the link “All about visas” to understand details of Short Stay visas and Long Stay visas.
Step 4 : Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the visa application centres / Consulate/ Embassy.

TRACK YOUR APPLICATION
If you have already submitted an application for a Visa at VFS Austria Visa Application Centre in Colombo you can track your application here.

You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth.
Please click here.
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