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Austria - Change Name in Certificate of Citizenship

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  1. Obtain all necessary documents.
  2. Submit application form along with all other required documents to the registry office.
  3. Pay application fee and other fees.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Confirmation of the message
  • Birth certificate
  • Age proof of citizenship
  • Official photo identification
  • For change of name by marriage or by re-adoption of a previous family name after divorce, in addition:
    • Marriage Certificate
  • For official name change, in addition:
    • Notice

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Registry Offices

To search for a registry office:



Municipal District Offices:

Municipal Department 35

Immigration, Citizenship and Registry Offices - office management

1200 Vienna Road 93, Block C




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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Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


Federal Fee: 28,60 (= 14,30 EUR + 14,30 EUR change in the input proof of citizenship)

Other charges: varies depending on the province


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]

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Competent Authority

  • The community - registry office or registry office Association
  • The Magistrate - Registry Office
  • In Vienna: the municipal district offices or the Citizenship Registry or the Registry Offices

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]

Citizenship represents the link between a person and a state or an association of states. Possession of citizenship is normally associated with the right to work and live in a country and to participate in political life.

A name change in the proof of citizenship is not mandatory , however it is ideal to have the name on your proof of citizenship matches your legal name.

After getting married, the name and/or address change can be filed simultaneously at the registry office and you must apply for a a new proof of citizenship ( primary residence must be in Vienna). In this case, the relevant documents for proof of citizenship must be brought.

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]

  • Citizenship Act
  • Austrian Government Portal

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