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Austria - Change Name for Adult

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Obtain all necessary documents.
  2. Proceed to the competent authority to whose jurisdiction your case falls under and submit a request or application for name change along with all the required documents.
  3. Pay all necessary fees.


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Required Documents[edit]

  • Filled in application form or an informal written request
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (s) / partnership certificate (s)
  • Divorce / dissolution decision (s) with legal force confirmation
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Official photo identification
  • Maybe documented proof of a degree


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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Eligibility[edit]

  • Austrian Nationals and stateless persons, habitual resident of Austria
  • Refugees under the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees of residence or habitual abode in Austria



Fees[edit]

If there is a reason

For the application: 14.30 EUR

  • In addition, varying amounts not yet billed may apply. The charging of a marriage certificate as a supplement amounts, for example, to 3.90 euros.


In the absence of substrate ("Preferred Name")

For the application: 14.30 EUR

  • In addition, varying amounts not yet billed may apply. The charging of a marriage certificate as a supplement amounts, for example, to 3.90 euros.


For the approval: 545.60 (382.60 and 163 fee federal federal administrative fee)

  • When returning to the original German form of the name - if the person has already performed this name - Total: 437.10 EUR (382.60 EUR 54.50 EUR German Federal fee and administrative fee)



Validity[edit]

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



Documents to Use[edit]

Send a name change request

https://www.help.gv.at/linkaufloesung/applikation-flow?leistung=LA-HP-RL-AntragNamensaenderung&flow=FO&quelle=HELP



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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.    



Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
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.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



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Instructions[edit]

Competent Authority

The district administration of the place of residence or habitual residence, or the last place of residence or habitual residence in Austria:

  • The district administration
  • In statutory cities: the magistrate:
    • In Vienna: the Municipal Department 35 (even for people who never had a place of residence or have had habitual residence in Austria)


Note: For foreign nationals, the name change governed by the law of their home state. In Austria these name changes can only be performed if the foreign nationals are stateless, the nationality is unknown and people have habitual residence in Austria or refugees under the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees resident or ordinarily resident in Austria.



Required Information[edit]

The request for name change must contain the following information:

  • Family Name / Surname
  • First name (s)
  • Residential address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality (or statelessness unresolved citizenship, refugee status) of the applicant / the applicant
  • The reasons why the change of the family name / surname or the first name is requested
  • Surname / Last Name and / or first name (s), his or their approval is sought, where appropriate, first name (s) of or to be abolished (s) or their order is to be changed
  • Signature of the applicant / the applicant or the legal guardian / legal representative, if the applicant / the applicant is restricted in his / her legal capacity



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Need for the Document[edit]

Citizens of Austria, stateless persons or persons of unknown nationality who are habitually resident in Austria, as well as refugees under the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees of residence or habitual abode in Austria have the right to amend their First and 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 ("Preferred Name")
  • The minor adopted child should have a different first name or any other name than receive him at the birth were given:
    • This request for the name change must be made ??within two years after adoption or acquisition of Austrian citizenship are introduced
  • The applicant / the applicant intends to change his / her religion received a standing in a special relationship with the religious community nunmehrigen name or place a standing in a special relationship with the former religious community name:
    • This application must be brought within two years after the



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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