Austria is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Austria for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Officials enforce this regulation strictly. If you stay longer, the government may fine you and ban your re-entry. For additional details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet.
Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your planned period of stay.
Prospective residents or anyone intending to stay longer than 90 days must obtain the appropriate visa. Austria takes fingerprints of all U.S. visa applicants.
Students and prospective students should visit the Study in Austria webpage for the most current information on student visa requirements. Fulbright students and scholars with questions should contact their respective program officer. Additional information for students is available here.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Austria.