What is a Type D Schengen Visa.

Visa C or Visa D

A Visa C basically entitles you to enter and stay in all Schengen countries up to a total length of stay of 90 days within a period of 180 days, provided that the general entry requirements are met.

A Visa D entitles you to enter and stay in Austria and can stay for a period of 91 days to six months be granted. Holders of a D visa generally have the freedom to travel to the other Schengen states for up to 90 days, provided that the general entry requirements are met.

The visa must be obtained before entering Austria personally at the competent Austrian representation authority (embassy, ​​consulate with visa authorization) in the country of residence be requested. It is issued by this authority itself.

All documents required for an application can be found in the checklist.

Students already stick with one Residence permit from another Schengen state in the Schengen area, a visa for entry into Austria can only be obtained from Austrian representation authorities in Bratislava, Ljubljana or Munich be requested.

A visa application can six months at the earliest before the planned travel date and should in no case be submitted to the competent representative authority later than 15 calendar days before the planned stay.

The processing times can vary regionally or seasonally (e.g. due to strong demand). As a guide, it is recommended to apply for the visa at least four weeks before the intended entry.

Important information for US and Canadian exchange students / Fulbright scholarship holders