VIETNAM- closing days
31/05/2023 00:00

The Embassy of Vietnam in Austria informs you of the following:

Due to closed events, the Embassy of Vietnam will be closed on the following days:

JUNE: 19th to 20th June 2023

JULY: 17 to 25 July 2023

The consular service does not take place on these days.

China-News-Covid Tests
01/05/2023 00:00

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

you can find all current and relevant entry information on the website of the Chinese Embassy in Vienna:

All persons traveling to China are required to take a Nucleic Acid Test (PCR) OR Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to boarding/departure. The negative test result must be entered on the Health Declaration Form. The airline is no longer obliged to check the negative test results. These are randomly checked upon entry. If irregularities occur or symptoms appear upon entry, a test will be carried out by Chinese customs.

We would be happy to support you/your employees in organizing your next China visa.

Best regards


Saudi Arabian embassy- holiday
19/04/2023 00:00

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Embassy of Saudi Arabia informs that the consular section is closed from Friday 21.04.2023 to Tuesday 25.04.2023.

Your ÖVKG team

CHINA - strict regulations and delays
06/02/2023 08:34

Dear Sir or Madam,

Due to the massive volume of visa applications, the Chinese consular provider is currently experiencing a delay in the release of appointments (2-3 weeks) as well as longer waiting times for the submission of fingerprints.

Therefore, we kindly ask you to allow enough time for fingerprinting appointments as well as a general time buffer between application and departure for upcoming trips to China.

In addition, the consulate is currently very strict regarding the information in the visa application and requires that ALL items in the visa application are complete and correct. Incorrect and incomplete applications will result in rejection of the application.

Thank you and best regards

Your ÖVKG Team

Russian consular provider- new service fees
30/01/2023 00:00

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Russian consular provider informs about the following price increases:

Normal processing: €89.17 net plus VAT

Express processing: €114.17 net plus VAT