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1956_146_0

Agreement between the Austrian Federal Government and the Government of Australia on visual matters

object
Travel documents, visions
Date of signature
15.03.1956
In force
01.04.1956
BGBl.
Sent: Tuesday, 11 October 2016 7:46 PM
Subject: AW: [Kontaktformular] Bilateral Visa Waiver agreement between Austria and Australia for Australian citizens

Dear

 

According to a bilateral agreement between Australia and Austria, citizens of Australia are allowed to stay in Austria for a period of three months without obtaining a visa (for touristic purposes, private visits or business). You may find the respective bilateral treaty on the Website of the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs – The German title of the agreement is Abkommen zwischen der österreichischen Bundesregierung und der Regierung von Australien in Sichtvermerksangelegenheiten”. If it is intended to stay in Austria for more than three months, but not longer than 6 months, a visa D is needed.

 

Whenever a foreign citizen enters the Schengen Area (also visa-free) he/she will have to meet the general requirements of the Schengen Borders Code (which means being in possession of a travel document valid at least three months after departure from the Schengen Area, having enough financial means to cover the stay in the Schengen Area and the return to your home-country, etc.). You are kindly requested to contact the embassy or consulate of the country where you are planning to enter the Schengen Area for further information.

 

For further information on entering the Schengen Area and Austria, you are kindly requested to directly contact the competent authority for matters regarding border controls and aliens police, which is the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior:

 

Federal Ministry of the Interior

Department II/3

Immigration Police and Border Control

Minoritenplatz 9, 1014 Vienna

Phone: +43(0)1-53126-3100

E-Mail: [BMI-II-3@bmi.gv.at]BMI-II-3@bmi.gv.at

Web: www.bmi.gv.at

 

For further information about travelling to Austria you may also directly contact the competent Austrian authority for Australia:

 

Austrian Embassy Canberra

12 Talbot Street, Forrest, ACT 2603

E-Mail: canberra-ob@bmeia.gv.at

Web: www.aussenministerium.at/canberra

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Section IV | Service

Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Office: +43-501150-4172 | andreas.breiteneder@bmeia.gv.at  

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Austria

Gesendet: Dienstag, 27. September 2016 15:19
An: #Canberra OB Postfach
Betreff: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Austria

Hello

Can you please confirm if there is a bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Austria, for Australian citizens and passport holders

If this agreement above is still valid, please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.

Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.

Thank you

Kind regards

From: CANBERRA-OB@bmeia.gv.at
Subject: AW: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Austria
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:24:56 +0000

Dear

Australian passport holders are allowed to enter and stay in the Schengen Area (which includes Austria) for tourism purposes for a period of up to 90 days, without having to obtain a visa.

You can find a map of the Schengen Area on the following website:  http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/index_en.htm

 

There is a bilateral agreement between Austria and Australia. It allows Australian passport holders to stay in Austria for an additional 90 days, if they can prove that they have left the Schengen Area after the first 90 days, and have not had any stopovers in other Schengen countries during the second 90 days.

 

Further please note that it is not a guarantee that the bilateral agreement will be honored by all other Schengen Member States and that you might still be fined for overstay when you leave the Schengen Area.  Therefore, you are well advised to have proof of your stay (Hotel receipts, tickets etc) in each state of the Schengen area readily available.

 

Visa and Consular Office
Austrian Embassy Canberra
12 Talbot Street, Forrest A.C.T. 2603, Australia
(Post: P.O. Box 3375, Manuka A.C.T. 2603, Australia)
Office: +61-2-6295-1533 | Fax: +61-2-6239-6751
www.austria.org.au | canberra-ob@bmeia.gv.at


Gesendet: Dienstag, 27. September 2016 16:22
An: #Canberra OB Postfach
Betreff: RE: AW: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Austria

Thank you for your prompt response, can you please confirm if this is within regulations :

Do 85 days in Schengen (Germany, France, Switzerland) then 5 days in Austria = 90 days Schengen. (1.1.17 – 31.3.17)

Then fly to Croatia or Serbia or Bosnia (or another non Schengen country) for a two days. (1-2.4.17)

Then we can return for another 90 days in Austria as per bilateral agreement. (3.4.17 – 3.7.17)

Then can we restart our next Schengen 90 of 180 days from 4.7.17 as last Schengen 90 days was completed on 31.3.17.

Then do Schengen 90 days Czech Poland and Slovakia.

First border crossing would be Czech or Slovakia do you foresee this as a problem with the above itinerary, is it legal??

your assistance is greatly appreciated, kind regards

On 27 Sep 2016, at 4:53 PM, CANBERRA-OB@bmeia.gv.at wrote:

Dear Ms Maric,

 

The embassy reiterates the information provided below.

The final decision on lawful entry lies with the respective border authorities.

 

 

Visa and Consular Office
Austrian Embassy Canberra
12 Talbot Street, Forrest A.C.T. 2603, Australia
(Post: P.O. Box 3375, Manuka A.C.T. 2603, Australia)
Office: +61-2-6295-1533 | Fax: +61-2-6239-6751
www.austria.org.au| canberra-ob@bmeia.gv.at


Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 5:31 PM
To: CANBERRA-OB@bmeia.gv.at
Subject: Re: AW: AW: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Austria
May I ask for clarification on these 3 questions please..
As it is unclear from original email as to the precise rules…
1. After Schengen 90 days if we get direct flights from Vienna to Belgrade return in three days will Vienna airport customs allow us back in on visa waiver agreement between Australia and Austria for 90days? Is it common knowledge of customs officers in Austria?
2. After addition 90 days in Austria on visa waiver agreement are there any restrictions on exit ? Can you re-enter Schengen for another 90 of 180 days or do you need to exit to a non-Schengen  country.
3. Can the visa waiver agreement between Austria and Australia be exercised more than once, is there a timeframe before you can do it again.
Kind regards

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(Translation) Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Zl. 1522/41/18 Mr. d’affaires!

I have the honor to relate to our earlier correspondence regarding visas and visa fees, and to put them on notice that the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia is prepared to take the following agreement with the Austrian Federal Government:

“1. Austrian nationals who hold valid Austrian passport and – regardless of whether for temporary or forever – want to enter Australia and their entry into Australia has been approved, will receive exhibited prescribed for this purpose visas free of charge of the competent authorities; such approvals may be in cases where, other than issued for the purpose of permanent establishment in Australia, with a validity of twelve months and for an unlimited number of entries to Australia be fitted within this time Austrian citizens.

  1. Australian citizens possessing valid Australian passports, and which are regarded by the principles of good faith as non immigrants can not travel period extending beyond without a visa to Austria for three months.
  2. This Agreement shall enter into force on 1 April 1956th4. Each of the two Contracting Parties may inform the other contracting part in writing of its intention to terminate the agreement, having regard to any time. The agreement will take effect three months after the date of such notification. Notwithstanding the foregoing is understood:
  3. a) that the above-mentioned provisions Austrian nationals who enter Australia, and Australian citizens who enter Austria, not exempt from the necessity of the Australian or Austrian laws and regulations concerning the entry and to observe the temporary or permanent residence and employment of foreigners;and
  4. b) that travelers who are unable to convince the respective immigration authorities that they comply with the mentioned in the immediately preceding subparagraph laws and regulations, have to reckon with the refusal of entry or landing clearance.

“If the foregoing provisions your government appear agreeable, I have the honor to propose that this note and your note in reply be considered as a between our two governments concluded Come Agreement. I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to you, Mr Charge d’Affaires the assurances of my highest consideration. JA Spicer Dr. J. Manz, Charge d’Affaires of the Republic of Austria, Canberra, ACT. (translation) Chargé Zl. 592-A / 56 of 15 March 1956. Minister,

I have the honor to receive your note Zl. 1522/41 to confirm / 18 today’s date and explain that your note and my reply note in this regard are to be regarded as a closed between the Federal government of Austria and the government of the Commonwealth of Australia agreement on visas and visa fees. The terms of this contract are as follows:

“1. Austrian nationals who are holders of a valid Austrian passport and – regardless of whether for temporary or forever – want to enter Australia and whose entry into Australia has been approved, will receive issued the prescribed for this purpose visas free of charge by the competent authorities; such approvals may be in cases where for purposes other than issued for the purpose of permanent establishment in Australia, with a validity of twelve months and for an unlimited number of entries to Australia are provided within this time Austrian citizens.

  1. Australian citizens possessing valid Australian passports, and after the

Principles of good faith as non- immigrants are to be regarded, not exceeding the period can travel visa to Austria for three months.

  1. This Agreement shall enter into force on 1 April 1956th
  2. Each of the two Contracting Parties may inform the other contracting part in writing of its intention to terminate the agreement, having regard to any time.

The agreement will take effect three months after the date of such notification.

Notwithstanding the foregoing is understood:

  1. a) that the above-mentioned provisions Austrian nationals who enter Australia, and Australian citizens who enter Austria, not exempt from the necessity of the Australian or Austrian laws and regulations concerning the entry and to observe the temporary or permanent residence and employment of foreigners;and
  2. b) that travelers who are unable to convince the respective immigration authorities that they comply with the mentioned in the immediately preceding subparagraph laws and regulations, have to reckon with the refusal of entry or landing clearance.

“I use this opportunity to you, Mr. Minister, to renew the assurances of my highest consideration. Manz Senator JA Spicer QC, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canberra, ACT. the agreement contained in this exchange of notes is in accordance with Article 3 on 1 April 1956 entered into force.