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Austria - Change Name for Minor

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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
  • The child:
    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
  • The legal guardian / legal representative:
    • Official photo identification
    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
    • Maybe marriage certificate (s)
    • Possibly consent of the other parent
    • May divorce or divorce decision with legal force confirmation
    • Possibly decision with legal force acknowledgment of the court over the custody (legal representation)



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]

  • The application is made by the legal representative / legal guardian of the child
  • The child is an Austrian citizen / Austrian citizen, stateless / stateless ( or of undetermined nationality) with residence in Austria or refugees with residence or habitual abode in Austria


Note:The name change of a minor child must be requested by a parent. In the name of determining the parents have agreed basis, unless it is an upright marriage or after a divorce, a joint custody obligation. But it is sufficient explanation of a parent, when he assured that the other parent's consent or agreement can not be reached with reasonable effort. If a parent holds the sole custody of the child, the other parent must be notified of the proposed name change, and be listened to.



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)


Note: Since the first January 2008 applicable regulation stipulates that for the exhibition of works that are directly caused by the birth of a child, unless they are issued within two years from the birth, incurred no federal charges, concerns may also change the name. However, a document which is issued after the change of name of the child ( eg birth certificate), only toll free, when previously no such document was not issued free of charge for the child.



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]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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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.
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)



Required Information[edit]

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



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Need for the Document[edit]

Minor individuals, whether legitimate or illegitimate, have the right to change their first or family name.

Reasons for changing name

  • The minors / the minor wants the family name of his / her parents or get a parent
  • The minors / the minor wants the family name of a person obtained from the he / she his / her family name derived has and whose family name has been changed or the change has been applied
  • The minors / the minor wants the family name of the person obtained the custody of her / his plays he / she is, or in the care provided to the care relationship is not only intended for a short time


10 to 14-year-olds have the right to be heard . The name change of over 14-year-old people need their personal consent. Both rules also apply for a legitimation of illegitimate children by a subsequent marriage.


Beginning April 1, 2013 children are allowed to have double names. But this must consists at the most two parts and must be separated by a hyphen.



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


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.

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Others[edit]

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