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Austria - Obtain Marriage Certificate

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  • Where can you obtain a copy of a marriage certificate will depend on when the marriage occurred.
  • Request to obtain a copy of the marriage certificate or the international marriage certificate must be submitted to the competent authority.
  • You may submit your request in person, in writing or electronically (using your citizen's card).
  • For requests submitted in person, the marriage certificate is usually issued immediately .
  • If you are outside Austria: You may go to an Austrian diplomatic mission or the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs, they will help you process your request to obtain a copy of a marriage certificate.

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Required Documents[edit]

Requests submitted in person:

  • Valid photo identification
  • Possibly evidence for substantiation of a legal interest

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 Office
20, Dresdner Strae 93
Phone: +43 1 4000-35089
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-35070
E-mail :

Austrian representations abroad

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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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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Competent authority (where can you obtain a copy of a marriage certificate):

  • For marriages before 08/01/1938: The rectory of the parish of the wedding location
  • For marriages from 08.01.1938 to 31.12.1938: The district administrative authority which has jurisdiction for the wedding location:
    The Bezirkshauptmannschaft
    In Statutarstdten : the Magistrate
    In Vienna: the registry offices in Vienna
  • For marriages after 1.1.1939: Civil status office, that is:
    The registry office or registry office Association of Municipality
    In Statutarstdten : the registry office of the magistrate
    In Vienna: the registry offices in Vienna ( MA 26)

Required Information[edit]

  • family name of the spouses after marriage
  • degrees / professional title
  • date and place of birth of spouses
  • date and place of marriage

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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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