Passport of Austria
The passport of Austria is a document that proves that a person has a citizenship of Austria. If you apply for a residency programme with the aim of getting a citizenship, acquiring a passport is one of your primary aims.
Austria's passport is considered to be the 9th strongest passport out of 199 passports of the world. The holders of the passport can enter 125 countries with no visa requirements and in 42 jursidictions they would receive a visa on arrival. In 31 countries, the holder of the passport would still need a visa. This makes the passport of Austria (and, by default, Austria's citizenship) stronger than 95% of the world's citizenships.
The passport is valid for 10 years. There is also an electronic, machine-readable version of the document. The passport of the current format is rather old. It has been in use for 8 years, since 5 September 2014.
The position of Austria's passport in the worldwide travel/identity document rating is as follows:
- 7. Germany passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
- 8. Netherlands passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
- 9. Austria passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
- 10. Portugal passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
- 11. Switzerland passport - visa free/on arrival to 167 countries
The fee for acquiring the Austria's passport is USD 80, or approximately EUR 72 (this may vary in specific circumstances).
Get a passport
If you are interested in getting this or an EU passport, acquiring a residency permit is the first step. This is because one is almost always required to be residing in a country for some time before one can apply for a citizenship. So get acquainted with our residence permit services and start your journey to citizenship now.