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 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
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
|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.
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