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Austria - Apply for Identification(ID) Card

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  • Visit the nearest authority to you. For the list of where you can go, please see the 'Office Locations and Contacts' in this page.
  • The application for an identity card must personally be introduced.
  • The card is issued within approximately five working days by post to the address given ( eg sent home, work place, passport agency).
  • When application on the town is to be expected with a longer waiting time.

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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Application form - If the applicant is under age 18 (please note there is a separate application form for minors), one of the parents (if parents are married) or the legal guardian must sign the application as well. (The legal guardian for children born out of wedlock is the unmarried mother. #If the parents are divorced and share custody, both parents have to sign the application form).
  2. Statutory Declaration ("Erklrung")- completed and signed.
  3. One (1) recent passport photo. Additionally to the listed criteria the eyes on the picture have to be in the upper half of the photograph.
  4. If you hold dual citizenship or a temporary visa this document is not required.
  5. Birth Certificate
  6. Citizenship Certificate
  7. if applicable: Marriage (issued by Registrar Office) and Divorce Certificates
  8. if applicable: Proof of Academic Degree (e.g. diploma) to be entered into the passport *)
  9. if applicable: Austrian Change of Name Document

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Competent authority[edit]

The passport authority:

  • The district administration
    • In Leoben and Schwechat : the community
  • In statutory cities : the City Council
    • In Vienna: the municipal district offices

The application for the issuance of identity cards can domestically - regardless of residence - are made ??for each passport authority.

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Prerequisite for the issuance of an Austrian passport is an Austrian citizen.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The card is issued within approximately five working days by post to the address given ( eg sent home, work place, passport agency).

When application on the town is to be expected with a longer waiting time.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

It is now possible to apply for the Austrian ID-Card (Personalausweis) through the Austrian Embassies. This document can also be used to travel from Austria to many European countries and allows additional functions to be added (for use in Austria only).

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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