Visa Information

Who Requires a Visa?

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter Austria must first obtain a visa.

Click here to see if you require a visa and/or talk to your local Embassy.
Click here for information on how to apply for a Schengen Visa.

Applying for a Visa

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Austria. The appropriate visa option will depend, amongst other things, on the Country passport under which you travel. Most will require a Standard Visitor Visa.

Letter of Invitation

In some cases, attendees may require a letter of invitation from World Council of Credit Unions to facilitate the processing of the visa. To request a letter of invitation, please do the following:

  1. Register for the conference and submit payment. Your letter of invitation can not be processed until payment is received in full.
  2. Download and complete the Request for Letter of Invitation Form.
  3. Email the completed form to Kassandra Schroeder, Registration Coordinator, at kschroeder@woccu.org.

Letters of invitation will only be issued once the above documentation, conference registration and payment have been received. Issuance of a visa letter is subject to review by World Council. Incomplete requests may not be processed. All letters will be emailed as a PDF, no exceptions. Visa letters will be emailed within 3 to 5 business days after receipt of the completed form and after registration and full payments have been processed.


*Please make sure to carry your Visa Information with you when traveling to Vienna.