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    08 January 2018

    Introduction of Form Filling Service

    With effect from 8 January 2018 applicants can request assistance with the completion of their visa application forms. For an additional fee our staff will help you to complete the visa application form, asking the exact questions on the form, and recording the answers  in your own words. For more information, please click here.

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    14 November 2017

    Important information for Lahore applicants

    All persons applying for an Austrian visa in Lahore should note that due to adverse weather conditions there will be an additional delay of one day in the transportation of application files to the Embassy of Austria in Islamabad. This delay also applies to applications that have been processed by the Embassy and returned to Gerry’s. This delay will continue throughout the winter season and normal service will resume as soon as possible.

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    29 August 2017

    VAC closures for Eid ul Azha

    The visa application centres will be closed for Eid ul Azha on Friday 01 September 2017 and Monday 04 September 2017.

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    5 December 2016

    Closures for Eid Milad Un Nabi

    The Austria visa application centres will be closed on account of Eid Milad Un Nabi on Monday 12 December 2016.

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    09 September 2016

    The VACs will be closed for Eid-ul-Azha from Monday 12 September to Wednesday 14 September

    The VACs will be closed for Eid-ul-Azha from Monday 12 September to Wednesday 14 September The Austria visa application centres will be closed for the submission of applications from 12 September to 14 September due to Eid ul Azha.

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    31 May 2016

    VAC opening hours during Ramadan

    During the month of Ramadan the VAC will be open from 09:00 to 15:00. The passport collection timing will be from 09:00 to 13:00. There will be no change to the submission timing.

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    31 December 2015

    Applicants must book an appointment to submit an application at a Visa Appplication Centre

    An appointment is required in order to submit your application at one of the visa application centres. Applicants can click on the “Schedule an Appointment” link at the top of this page or can contact the helpline for assistance.

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    22 December 2015

    New visa application centres for Austria Schengen Visas in Pakistan

    From 4 January 2016 persons wishing to apply for an Austrian Schengen visa can apply via one of our visa application centres in Islamabad, Karachi or Lahore.