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Non-Immigrant Visa Section

Visa Application Process

Please Note: Due to worldwide technical problems outside of our control, this office currently can’t process any visa applications to conclusion. Please expect some delays in visa processing. We regret any inconvenience caused. The Bureau of Consular Affairs in Washington is doing their best to address this problem, and resolve it as quickly as possible.

All individuals applying for nonimmigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna are required to apply in person at the Consular Section located at Parkring 12a, 1010 Vienna. Exceptions to this rule are applicants for most “A” and “G” visas: please see detailed information available at Diplomatic and Official Visas.

All applicants must schedule an appointment for a visa interview, following the five steps outlined below. An officer of the Consular Section will determine each applicant’s visa eligibility during an interview.

We encourage all applicants to apply early, as there can be a wait time for a visa appointment during peak times of the year. Some cases require additional administrative processing that the Consulate is not able to waive. Applying two weeks before the intended travel date is generally sufficient to complete all necessary processing, but complicated cases can take significantly longer.

Current wait times for a visa appointment and processing at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna are available at Visa Wait Time section of

There are five steps to apply for a visa:

1. Fill out the application and upload a photo
2. Pay application fee
3. Make appointment for interview
4. Gather supporting documents
5. Attend interview

For your review, we have provided a final Interview Checklist.

Start with Step 1

Visa Hotline

  • Visa Information/Visa Application Appointment hotline
    (Live Operators): Tel.: (0043) (0)72011 6000
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (local Austrian time)
    For callers from the U.S., Tel.: 1 (703) 520 2562
    Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

    Visa Service Contract Partner:
    Contact information

Electronic Devices

  • Mobile phones and smart phones may be taken into the waiting room provided the blue tooth is turned off.  Applicants coming to the Consular Section of the Embassy should not bring any other electronic devices (such as laptops, tablets, photo cameras, etc.) with them.