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Austria - Change Name After Marriage

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Common name

It may be done by adopting either the name of the woman or man andidentifying a common family name. This is an existing name of a plurality of parts used, the entire name or parts thereof may be used.

Also acquired in a previous marriage to the family may be in a common family name following marriage. A double name from a previous marriage, however, may not be used in another marriage common family name.

Double name

The spouses may also designate a both formed from the family name double names for common family name. To avoid confusing name chains, but only one can be made ??at most two parts of existing names can be selected.

The Spouse / the spouse, her / his family name is not common surname, can already be determined before the marriage, that she / he from a common family name and his / her family name formed double name leads. This double name also must consist of at most two parts.

A double name must be separated by a hyphen between the individual parts.

Children receive the common family name of the parents. But it can also double the name of a parent can be determined to the family name of the child. For more information about the naming rights of children can be found at HELP . gv.at.


Examples:

  • Mr. Smith married Mrs. Berger. Both agree that the husband's family name Mller reserves, the wife chooses a double name either Mller-Berger or Berger-Mueller. The children can also lead the double name.
  • Mr. Smith married Mrs. Berger. Both agree that they lead a double name composed of their name. You can choose between Mller-Berger and Berger-Mueller.
  • Mr. Mller-Berger Zepelin married woman. Common name shall be Mueller Zepelin. Since a double name may only consist of two parts, the Berger family can not be appended or prepended.
  • Mr. Mller-Zepelin married woman Berger-Mayer. Common name should be Zepelin. Mr. Mueller is Zepelin Zepelin future. Ms. Berger Mayer can continue Zepelin-Berger, Berger Zepelin, Zepelin or Mayer-Mayer-Zepelin.
  • Mr. Mller-Zepelin married woman Berger-Mayer. Both agree that they carry a (common) name composed of their name. They can double any name from the name parts "Miller", "Zepelin", "Berger" and "Mayer" form ( eg Mller-Mayer; Zepelin-Berger, Mayer Zepelin etc.)


Note: Spouses who were married before 1 April 2013 have closed their names from 1 September 2013 determined in accordance with these rules. Similarly, the names of children whose birth or adoption can before 1 April 2013 has been certified, from 1 September 2013 will be determined in accordance with these rules.


When a Spouse / a spouse has chosen a double name, it must henceforth be used ( eg in the passport and driving license as well as the signing of contracts).


Separate names management / maintenance of the previous family name

New rules applied beginning of April 1, 2013 states that spouses who do not determine a common family name, may maintain their previous surname.

However, it must be determined which family names their children will bear. It can be the name of the mother or father or a combination of their surnames.

A provision that the children will automatically get the family name of the mother, even if this is a double name.



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Required Documents[edit]

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e.g.
1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Registry Offices

To locate a registry office: https://www.help.gv.at/linkaufloesung/applikation-flow?leistung=LA-HP-RL-StandesamtHauptwohnsitz&flow=LO&quelle=HELP


District Administrative Authority

To search for a District Admin. Authority: https://www.help.gv.at/linkaufloesung/applikation-flow?leistung=LA-HP-RL-Namensaenderung&flow=LO&quelle=HELP


Vienna

Municipal Department 35

Immigration, Citizenship and Registry Offices - office management

1200 Vienna Road 93, Block C

Map: http://www.wien.gv.at/advuew/internet/AdvPrSrv.asp?Layout=stelle&Type=K&STELLECD=2001010316005443&BVT=&KARTE=Y&INFO=&ORT=

Home: http://www.wien.gv.at/verwaltung/personenwesen/

Email: post@ma35.wien.gv.at

Service number: +43 1 4000 3535

Fax: +43 1 4000 9935010

Senate Councillor - Head of Department: +43 1 4000 35011

Upper Municipal Councillor - Deputy Head of Department: +43 1 4000 35013 50 00711

Office hours:

Monday to Friday 7:30 am 15:30 clock, Thursday additionally von 15:30 bis 17:30 clock

Except public holidays, Good Friday, Christmas Eve (24.12.) and New Year's Eve (31.12.) of 7:30 to 12:00 clock



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Instructions[edit]

To know more about rules on changing names, please contact the responsible registry office.



Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

On the occasion of a marriage, the spouses have the following options for their future name:

  • Common name / double name
  • Separate names management / maintenance of the previous family name



Information which might help[edit]

Legal Grounds for Changing Name

To make the change Familien-/Nachnamen, one of the legal grounds enumerated here must be:

  • The previous Familien-/Nachname acts ridiculous or offensive
  • The previous Familien-/Nachname is difficult to pronounce or difficult to write
  • The applicant / the applicant is of foreign origin, and wants a family name / her it facilitates classification in domestic:
    • This request for the name change must be made ??within two years after the acquisition of Austrian citizenship are introduced
  • The applicant / the applicant wants a family name she / he been in good faith , to be entitled to out has
  • The applicant / the applicant wants a family name she / he performed earlier right has
  • The pros and Familien-/Nachname and the day of birth , the applicant / the applicant are consistent with the corresponding data of another person so agree that it mistakes may occur
  • The applicant / the applicant wants a name or names, even after determining a surname under 93 to 93c of the General Civil Code obtained (Civil Code)
  • The applicant / the applicant intends, even after a surname Identification according to 155 Civil Code will
  • The applicant / the applicant wishes to obtain a last name that is the same as that of their registered partner / registered partner of his, so that may also be connected to the application as a highly personal, non-derivable his previous legal name preceded or followed
  • The minor applicant / the applicant to the minors last name of the person to receive that has the custody (or joint custody of the plays), or in the care she / he is and the care relationship is not only intended for a short time
  • The applicant / the applicant holds Austrian citizenship alongside another citizenship and wants a family name that he / she is already legally transferred to another staff regulations. The purpose of this name change is to perform the same name after the two native rights.
  • The applicant / the applicant can demonstrate that the change of the family name is needed to undue disadvantages in economic terms or in his / her social relationships and avoid that these disadvantages can not be averted in any other way
  • The applicant / the applicant wishes of other reasons, a different family name ("Preferred Name")


NOTE: Since 1 April 2013 carrying a double name is allowed on children. For more information about naming rights: https://www.help.gv.at/Portal.Node/hlpd/public/content/8/Seite.081100.html


Change of first name

For the change of first name of one of the enumerated statutory grounds must be here:

  • The former first name acts ridiculous or offensive
  • The former first name is difficult to pronounce or difficult to write
  • The applicant / the applicant is of foreign origin and want a name that / her it facilitates classification in domestic:
    • This request for the name change must be made ??within two years after the acquisition of Austrian citizenship are introduced
  • The applicant / the applicant wants a first name, he / she been in good faith , to be entitled to out has
  • The applicant / the applicant wants a first name, she / he performed earlier right has
  • The first and last name and date of birth of the applicant / the applicant are consistent with the corresponding data of another person so agree that it mistakes may occur
  • The applicant / the applicant can demonstrate that the change of first name is necessary to undue disadvantages in economic terms or in his / her social relationships and avoid that these disadvantages can not be averted in any other way
  • The applicant / the applicant wishes of other reasons a different name.


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