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Austria - Obtain Death Certificate

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  • You can submit your request to obtain a copy of a death certificate at any registry office. You may do this in person, in writing or electronically (using your citizen's card).
  • For requests submitted in person, the certificate is usually issued immediately .
  • If you are outside Austria: You may go to an Austrian diplomatic mission or the Austrian representation abroad, they will help you process your request to obtain a copy of a death certificate.

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Required Documents[edit]

Death Registration:

  • Death Notification
  • Valid identification of the one reporting the death
  • Personal documents of the dead / deceased - if any:
    • birth certificate
    • Proof of nationality or certificate of origin
    • Marriage certificate / partnership certificate
    • If divorced:
      • Divorce decision or decree of divorce
      • For registered partners / registered partners: Judgment on the dissolution of registered partnership
    • Possibly documentary proof of academic degrees

Copy of death certificate:

  • Valid identification

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Registry Office

To search for a registry office: Link

Statutory Cities: [Link

To search for Registry Offices in Municipalities: Link

Vienna Registry Offices
20, Dresdner Strae 93
Phone: +43 1 4000-35089
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-35070
E-mail : [email protected]

Austrian representations abroad

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The death must be reported to the registry office. A death certificate will only be issued after the death was registered with the competent authority.

Those who are obliged to report the event (in order):

  • The director / conductor of the hospital in which the person died
  • The doctor / doctor who / who made the mortem examinations
  • The one who has authority or agency over the police investigation into the death
  • The Spouse / the spouse, registered partner / registered partner or other family members
  • The last Unterkunftsgeberin / the last property manager
  • Other people who have knowledge of the death due to their own perceptions


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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Processing Time[edit]

For requests submitted in person, the certificate is usually issued immediately.

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Competent authority (where can you get a copy of a death certificate):

  • The civil status office responsible for the place of death ( eg location of the hospital or nursing home) has jurisdiction:
    • The registry office or registry office Association of Municipality
    • In Statutarstdten : the registry office of the magistrate
    • In Vienna: the registry offices in Vienna.

You can submit your request to obtain a copy of a death certificate at any 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]

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e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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

External Links[edit]

Austrian Government Portal

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