China- no express visa possible am Dec 27th, 2022
19/12/2022 00:00

The Chinese Consulate informs that there will be no express processing for visa submissions on 27/12/2022.

All visas submitted on this date will be issued no earlier than Wednesday, 4/1/2023.

Please allow sufficient time.

Sincerely

Your ÖVKG Team

indian consular provider BLS closed on Dec 27th,2022
16/12/2022 00:00

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Indian consular provider BLS informs that the BLS office will be closed on 27/12/2022.

Please allow sufficient time for your visa.

Sincerely

Your ÖVKG Team

INDIA - proof of registration
14/12/2022 16:03

The Indian consulate informs us that, with immediate effect, Austrian citizens must also enclose a valid registration form when applying at the consulate.

Thank you and best regards

Your ÖVKG Team

NIGERIA - Visa processing
05/12/2022 13:02

Unfortunately, the Nigerian consulate is currently experiencing technical problems and visa issuance is sometimes delayed by several weeks.

CHINA - changes in applying for the HDC Code
15/11/2022 10:27

The Chinese Consulate informs that there will be changes in applying for the HDC code from 14.11.2022.

In order to obtain the HDC code, only a PCR test (nasopharyngeal swab) must now be taken within 48 hours prior to departure and the HDC code must be applied for.

For transit passengers, the PCR test (nasopharyngeal swab) can be done either in Austria or in the transit country. It is important that the PCR test is done within 48 hours before departure to China. So if the flight is booked for example the route Vienna-Frankfurt-Shanghai, then the 48 hours count at departure time Frankfurt. The HDC code must be applied for where the PCR test is done, either in Austria or in the transit country.

Please find further information on the website of the Chinese consulate: http://at.china-embassy.gov.cn/det/

Your ÖVKG Team