I gave in practically the same documentation to both the Austrian Consulate as I did to the American one.
The same bank statements, the same travel history, a letter from a relative ready to sponsor me, the same residential permits to the UK and Australia. It was my first application to both embassies and I was interviewed by both.
The result – Austria gives me a 6-day visa and America a 10-year one.
Why is it that Austrians are scared that I will abandon my Australian husband, my UK and Australian residencies, and run away to Austria to live as a fugitive but not the Americans?