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Austria - Obtain Death Certificate

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Procedure[edit]

  • 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 : post-stb@ma35.wien.gv.at


Austrian representations abroad



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Eligibility[edit]

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



Fees[edit]

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Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



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Processing Time[edit]

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



Related Videos[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

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



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Need for the Document[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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