French visa for Austrian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Austrian passport holders visiting France for a short-term stay: "Freedom of movement ".

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Austrian citizens to enter France for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required "Freedom of movement "
Evisa France e-visa for Austrian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival France visa on arrival for Austrian citizens Not Available

France tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Austrian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in France.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from France.

If you are looking for France visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Austria, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of France nearest your place of residence.

  • Vienna: The Embassy of France in Vienna, Austria (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 48 minutes)
  • Klagenfurt: The Consulate of France in Klagenfurt, Austria (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 48 minutes)
  • Innsbruck: The Consulate of France in Innsbruck, Austria (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 48 minutes)
  • Salzburg: The Consulate of France in Salzburg, Austria (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 48 minutes)
  • Dornbirn: The Consulate of France in Dornbirn, Austria (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 48 minutes)
  • Linz: The Consulate of France in Linz, Austria (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 48 minutes)
  • Graz: The Consulate of France in Graz, Austria (Working hours: Close now. Open in 4 hours 48 minutes)

France visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest France diplomatic mission offices to Austria for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Austria traveling to France from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Austria) estimated Change (%)
2008 712,962 N/A
2009 690,876 -3.10%
2010 689,823 -0.15%
2011 724,491 5.03%
2012 737,820 1.84%
2013 752,706 2.02%
2014 753,309 0.08%
2015 760,068 0.90%
2016 744,138 -2.10%
2017 780,822 4.93%
2018 803,898 2.96%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

France & Austria comparison

France's area is approximately 547,557 km2 (211,412 sq mi), while the area of Austria is approximately 82,409 km2 (31,818 sq mi). This means Austria is 6.64 times smaller than France.

As of June 2021, France's population is ~72.2 million people - 60,690,790 more people than the population of Austria.

We have highlighted France & Austria’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

France Austria Difference
Population (est 2021) 72,158,525 11,467,735 60.7 million more people live in France than Austria
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 267 98 France has 169 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Austria.
Travel freedom (2021) 143 143 France passport holders visit 0 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 479 280 French hosts 199 more foreign missions than Austria.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Austria travel to France in one year?

The number of visitors from Austria visiting France in 2018 was approximately 803,898.

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