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In connection with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), appointments are currently only given under strict conditions at the Austrian embassy in Ottawa. However, the embassy can still be reached by phone (Tel: +1 613 789 1444) or during office hours by email (ottawa-ob (at) bmeia.gv.at) for consular advice / service. This also applies to the Austrian fee (general) consulates.


Visa-based residents ordinarily resident in Canada can apply for a visa.

Entry requirements to Austria (valid from May 19th, 2021):

On May 19, 2021, a fundamental amendment to the entry regulation of the BMSGPK (Federal Law Gazette II No. 222/2021) comes into force. With this, the fundamental equality of tested, recovered and vaccinated people takes place. The existing regulation on the recognition of medical certificates and negative test results continues to apply. Now, however, vaccination and recovery certificates are also considered to be sufficient evidence for entry. The new entry regulation also provides for a restructuring of the entry requirements in a system with 4 categories: Annex A - ("positive list"), Annex B1 (countries with high incidence), Annex B2 (virus variant areas) and non-listed countries. Currently, only states, not regions, are listed on the systems.

For tested, recovered and vaccinated people who are coming from the countries listed in Appendix A, there is no quarantine requirement. Most of the EU and Schengen countries are now on list A (“positive list”). Entry from countries outside the EU / EEA area that are not listed in Appendix A is still only possible in exceptional cases.

The following countries can currently be found on Annex A: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Principality of Liechtenstein, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea, Czech Republic, Hungary and the Vatican.

When entering from countries listed in Appendix B1, a distinction is now made between vaccinated or recovered persons on the one hand and tested persons on the other. For vaccinated and convalescent persons, a corresponding certificate according to § 2 must be presented. Entry is possible without quarantine. People who have neither been vaccinated nor recovered must show a negative PCR or antigen test result upon arrival or have to do a test within 24 hours of arrival. In addition, a ten-day quarantine must be started immediately, which can be ended prematurely on the fifth day after entry at the earliest with a negative test result.

Annex B1 currently includes the following countries: Croatia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Sweden and Cyprus.

People who enter from the virus-variant areas listed in Appendix B2 or who have stayed in one of these countries within the last ten days must present a molecular biological test for SARS -CoV-2 (PCR test) and a Start 10-day home quarantine. The quarantine can be ended prematurely after five days at the earliest with a new negative PCR test.

Annex B2 currently lists the following countries: Brazil, India and South Africa.

Entry from a country that is neither listed in Appendix A nor in Appendix B1 (e.g. Canada), still only possible in exceptional cases (the 14 points already in effect, including Ö StA, EU citizens, business travelers). For people who fall under the exception rules, the same provisions apply as for people entering from Annex B1 countries (vaccination or recovery certificate or negative COVID test and 10-day home quarantine).

Furthermore, the mandatory electronic registration (pre-travel clearance) must be observed no earlier than 72 hours before entering Austria. You can find the electronic registration form here.

Further information and details on the amended entry regulations and their exemption provisions can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.


Information on booking appointments online for the permanent residence permit - with the exception of gainful employment for the application year 2021

Appointments can no longer be booked with a reservation code. You can book appointments online for applications for “Settlement Permits - Except Employment 2021” again next year.

Information on already booked appointments in 2021:

Whether it will be possible to submit an application to the representative authority at the beginning of January 2021 depends on the epidemiological situation at the respective place of employment from.

If the local situation or local regulations (e.g. lockdown) Service operation not possible should do, they would Appointments postponed by a fortnight.

If an application is still not possible, the Appointments canceled and asked applicants to submit a new date in the reservation system to apply as soon as this is possible again. This is indicated on the Embassy homepage.

OeAD scholarship calls for the year 2021/22 - open calls

You can now apply for numerous scholarship and funding programs run by the OeAD. Programs such as Ernst Mach-welt, Franz Werfel and Richard Plaschka are open to applicants from all over the world, CEEPUS, the bilateral action programs and the scholarship foundation are regionally limited. The Marietta Blau scholarship, which is also globally oriented, enables doctoral or PhD students at Austrian universities to go abroad to optimize their dissertation.

Further details on these and many other funding programs of the OeAD can be found here.


Austrian scholarships for foreign students, graduates and scientists in the academic year 2021/22

For the academic year 2021/22, scholarships are again available for students, graduates and scientists. More information is available from the Austrian database for scholarships and research funding www.grants.at (German and English). The grants.at database is Austria's largest online database for grants and research funding for all scientific areas. The funding opportunities for students, graduates and researchers range from traditional scholarships, grants and prizes to comprehensive national, European and international research funding programs. The database contains information on funding measures for study and research stays for incomings (people who want to come to Austria) and outgoings (Austrians who want to go to other countries) as well as on purely national funding. The database is kept up-to-date on an ongoing basis.


Information on the activities of the ambassador and the embassy, ​​news about bilateral relations between Canada and Austria, as well as reports on events can be found under the menu item News.

Ottawa Cultural Forum

The Austrian Cultural Forum Ottawa is the official cultural representation of Austria in Canada. The aim is to promote Austrian artists and scientists and to build networks. Find out more about our work and events in our newsletter here.


Concerts, exhibitions, readings, film festivals and much more! Find out more about current events at the Ottawa Cultural Forum. Subscribe herethe newsletter of the Kulturforum or follow us on Facebook!

There for you in an emergency

For Austrian citizens we can be reached in emergencies outside of office hours at:

+1 (613)-451-1444

Emergencies abroad

book an appointment

Book your appointment here in order to guarantee that your affairs will be handled quickly and smoothly:Link to the internet calendar

If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel the appointment 48 hours in advance.

Holidays 2021

The Austrian embassy and the Austrian cultural forum remain on May 24, 2021 closed due to a public holiday. They find out heremore about holidays and our opening times.


Service for citizens

What should I do if my passport was stolen abroad? Who can I turn to in case of illness or emergencies? Where can I get information about visas, residence permits, etc.? With us you are right! Find out more about the extensive consular services of the Austrian Embassy in Ottawa here.


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