AUSTRIAN CITIZENSHIP

Austrian citizenship is based upon the Austrian citizenship law of 1965 as amended.

AUSTRIAN CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH: Child born in the territory of Austria, with at least one parent being a citizen of Austria. However, a child born out of wedlock to a foreign mother and an Austrian father is not considered a citizen. Unless the couple marries, child obtains the citizenship of the mother.

AUSTRIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT: Child is born abroad, one of whose parents is an Austrian citizen. In case of a non-Austrian mother and an Austrian father, marriage law listed above applies.

AUSTRIAN CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION: Austrian citizenship can be applied for upon fulfillment of one of the following conditions:
- Person has lived in Austria for at least 10 years.
- Person has taken up a position as a professor at an Austrian University.
- Person is the foreign spouse of an Austrian citizen and has resided in Austria for at least five years.

AUSTRIAN DUAL CITIZENSHIP: NOT RECOGNIZED.
Exception: Child of Austrian citizens who was born in a foreign country and acquired citizenship according to the other country’s laws. Also, in exceptional cases, Austrian authorities may permit an Austrian citizen who obtains a new citizenship to retain their Austrian citizenship.

LOSS OF AUSTRIAN CITIZENSHIP:
- VOLUNTARY: Under certain conditions, Austrian citizenship may be voluntarily renounced:
- Person possesses another citizenship.
- Person has no criminal proceedings, or criminal penalties of more than six months,
pending against them in Austria.
- Person, if male, has fulfilled required military service.
- INVOLUNTARY: The following are grounds for loss of citizenship:
- Person acquires citizenship of a foreign country.
- Person performs voluntary military service for a foreign country.
- Person has employment with a foreign government that is damaging to Austrian interests.

Austrian citizenship information is summarized from the above-mentioned law. Any action concerning Austrian citizenship should be taken after consulting with an immigration lawyer or the official authority responsible with Austrian citizenship.

9 Thoughts on “AUSTRIAN CITIZENSHIP

  1. My father was born in Austria. His parents immigrated to the USA when he was 4 years old. He is now a US citizen. In the next year, I will be moving to Austria to live. Is it possible for me to receive dual citizenship from Austria because my father was an Austrian citizen?

  2. i m got austrian citizenship 4 years ago but my kids r pakistani nationals. now i m working in ireland and they r living with me.our main residence is in austria.
    Are they elegible for austrian citizenship? how can i apply for them? and what are the documents required for this process?

  3. I am a CAnadian born person that wants to work abroad in Europe. Both my parents where from Austria but came to CAnada before I was born, and I believe they were both Canadian Citizens ( both deceased). Could I take out a dual citizenship? Do I qualify for an Austrian Citizenship?
    thanks

  4. I have a son with an Austrian citizen we live together does he has any possibility to have Austrian citizenship? nd if yes what are requirement he is now 3years old

  5. Hello. I already have dual citizenship, being born in America and having an Austrian-born father. But my question is, how long do I keep my dual citizenship for?

  6. Form N-400 is the application for obtaining US Citizenship (naturalization). The Form N-400 is used by Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) over the age of 18 who meet the eligibility requirements to apply for Citizenship. A completed Form N400 (Citizenship Application) has to be filed along with photos and supporting documents. A green card holder who is above 18 years of age and meets other eligibility requirements can file N400 form. Becoming a U.S. citizen has many advantages including the right to vote and the ability to sponsor relatives to come to the United States.

  7. I am 21 years old, my mum is an Austrian citizen, I was born in Ghana but live in England, can my mum apply for Austrian citizenship for me

  8. I am 21, my mum is an Austrian citizen, I was born in Ghana but now lives in England, can I apply for Austrian citizenship myself

  9. I was born in Graz and emigrated to the US with my parents when I was three years old. I obtained US citizenship through the naturalization process when I was 10. My question is whether I have dual US/Austrian citizenship. I have my Austrian birth certificate.

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