Ambassador Rajiva Misra
Ambassador Rajiva Misra (DoB November 4, 1956) studied English Literature and History at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1980.
Rajiva Misra served as India’s Ambassador to Croatia from 2006-09, and to Slovakia from 2010-14. He has recently assumed charge of his current position as India’s Ambassador to Austria, and the Vienna based international organisations.
Earlier, Ambassador Misra served in different capacities at India’s Embassies and Consulates in Paris, San Francisco, Thimphu, and Geneva, where he was India’s Deputy Chief of Mission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 2003-2006, during an intensive phase of the Doha Round of trade negotiations.
At the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, Ambassador Misra headed the United Nations Division, dealing with economic and social issues, during 2009-10. His responsibilities included the global economic and developmental issues, environment, climate change, and human rights, being addressed in different organizations in the UN system. During 2001-2003, he headed the Division of Multilateral Economic Relations, and was closely involved with the development of India’s Look East Policy.
Ambassador Misra also functioned as Director at the Afghanistan-Iran desk in the Ministry of External Affairs (1993-95), and in the Foreign Secretary’s office. From 1995-98, he was seconded as Director to the Ministry of Finance, and dealt with issues relating to foreign trade policy, and market-related reforms in India’s petroleum sector.
Aside from English, Rajiva Misra speaks French and Hindi.
Ambassador Misra is married to Amita, a senior professional with the UN. They have two daughters.
|These are the names and designations of the Indian officials that currently have their posts assigned at this Embassy and the International Organisations in Vienna.|
The Embassy of India, Vienna, can be reached by different means and at different addresses. Find below the contact information to each of them.
Kärntnerring 2 (2nd Floor)
1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel : +43 1 505 8666
Monday to Friday (except holidays):
from 0830 hrs – 1700 hrs(NEW OPENING HOURS!)
(Lunch break: from 1300 hrs – 1330 hrs)
The Consular Wing
(for passport and authentication services)
Opernring 1, Stiege E (4th Floor)
1010 Vienna, Austria
From Monday to Friday (except holidays)
Submission of Documents/ Indian Passports:
From 0930 hrs – 1130 hrs
Collection of Documents/Indian Passports only):
From 1600 hrs – 1700 hrs
Main reception Tel. + 43 1 50 58 666
(from 10 to 13hrs and 14hrs – 17.30hrs)
Consular Section Tel. + 431 585 0793 46
(From 14hrs – 17hrs)
Emergency Consular Assistance
For emergency consular assistance outside office hours,please call + 43 1 505 8666
Visa services have been outsourced. All visa applications (except Diplomatic, Official and UN Passports) will be collected and delivered by BLS International Visa Services.
Hegelgasse 17, Top 9 (near Schwarzenbergplatz)
From Monday to Friday (except holidays): From 0900 hrs-1700 hrs
For more information on the outsourced visa services, please visit www.blsindiavisa-austria.com
Acceptance of Visa Applications:From 0900 hrs -1400 hrs
Delivery of Passport/Visas : From 1600 hrs – 1700 hrs
The Commercial Wing/Business Centre
(for commercial inquiries)
Tel : +43 1 505 8666 31
Our Business Centre (Kärntner Ring 2, 1st Floor, 1010 Vienna) is open daily from 10AM to 1PM. Meetings outside the opening hours can be scheduled via telephone or email. (Business Centre Phone Nr.: +43 1 503 2651)
(for information inquiries)
Tel : +43 1 505 8666 30
Embassy’s Library is open daily from 10AM to 1PM.
Source;website Indian embassy Austria