Accessing the Vienna International Centre


The meetings of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)  and its Subcommittees take place in the Vienna International Centre (VIC), Wagramer Strasse 5, A-1400, Vienna, Austria.

For info on how to reach VIC by public transport, please see the VIC Online Service

Meetings of COPUOS and its Subcommittees take place in the Board Room D of the C-Building, 4 th floor. Several other conference rooms are allocated for the side-meetings and events.

Further information about the conference rooms for the meetings can be found at VIC Online Service - Conferences and Meetings.

For a VIC General Plan, see VIC Online Service - Orientation

Information on VIC Services (Medical Services, Café/Restaurant, Banks, Post office, Security/Emergency, Libraries, Other Services) can be found at VIC Online Services

Badges for access to meetings 

Conference/grounds passes are necessary for admittance to the VIC. Conference badges will be issued at the UN Security and Safety Section Pass Office at Gate 1. The Pass Office is opened weekdays  from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Delegations are requested to indicate, in advance, the composition of their delegations to UNOOSA. Contact us

Pre-printing of the badges

To avoid delays in accessing the VIC, badges can be printed ahead of the meetings. Permanent Missions are requested to send accreditations of delegations in electronic word version, providing an e-mail address to UNOOSA at least one week ahead of the meeting to; fax: (+43 1) 26060-5830. The same applies to IGOs and NGOs, with permanent observer status with the Committee, observers and other UN entities and specialized agencies.

Up-loading of photos

After the information has been received, participants will be contacted electronically and requested to upload their photos to the system, in order to receive their badge ahead of the meeting. The photos should be JPG format and the size 2 x 2 inches (5 x 5 cm).

Collecting the pre-printed badges ahead of the meetings

Upon checking their availability with the Pass Office at, Permanent Missions can pick-up the pre-printed badges a day ahead of the meeting directly from the Pass Office, opened weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Issuance of badges on the spot

Participants who are part of an official meeting delegation and hold no valid grounds pass are kindly asked to enter via Gate 1, where they can have their badge issued. Participants should provide an appropriate form of a photo identification document at the entrance. To avoid delays, the option of pre-printing of badges is recommended.

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