Depending on your citizenship, you may require a visa to enter Austria and a residence permit if you are staying here longer. Find out here whether you need a visa or a residence permit, which is the appropriate option for you and where you should submit your applications, etc.
What you Need to Know
Your residence title depends on the length and purpose of your planned stay. You should select the title that is appropriate to the desired length and purpose of your stay.
EU/EEA and Swiss Nationals: no visa required for entry (passport or personal identity card required). Please report to the national authority (Local Styrian Government, Department 3 – Residence and Security / "Land Steiermark, Abteilung 3 – Referat Aufenthalts- und Sicherheitswesen") within 3 months and apply for registration ("Anmeldebescheinigung"). Please note that you need to show proof of sufficient financial means when applying for registration. TU Graz Information Leaflet: Registration for EEA and Swiss Nationals
Third Country Nationals (non EU/EEA or Swiss): please enquire at the Austrian Embassy or Consulate for more information on your entry and residence requirements.
Third Country Nationals:
Please apply for your entry and residence titles in good time. It may take a long time until your application is processed. Arrange for an appointment with the Austrian Representative Authority as soon as possible and ask which documents to bring along.
Different residence title categories entail differing requirements, e.g. means of subsistence, minimum income.
Please note that you will require proof of accommodation when you apply for an entry or residence title.