Proof of citizenship

Up-to-date information on responsibility for issuing proof of citizenship, required documents, fees, etc.

General information

Proof of citizenship confirms that a given individual holds Austrian citizenship. Citizenship can be acquired by descent or conferral.

When applying, proof of possession of Austrian citizenship must be provided to the competent authority.

Detailed information on applying for a child's citizenship certificate can also be found on oesterreich.gv.at.

Competent authority

The following offices are responsible for issuing proof of citizenship, regardless of where you are resident.

People who are not main resident in Austria can obtain proof of citizenship from the relevant Austrian representation abroad (→ BMEIA)German text

Required documents

Advice

If you wish, you can arrange for a search to be made in the Central Register of Residence (ZMR) instead of submitting confirmation of registration for residence purposes.

Costs and fees

For the application

Fees for issuing a citizenship certificate

  • Federal fee: 14.30 Euro
  • Provincial fee: Varies depending on the province

Documents that are subject to a fee (e.g. foreign birth or marriage certificates) and have to be presented when the proof of citizenship is issued, can be processed once the fee is paid, either in cash or, where applicable, using another method of payment (such as via an ATM withdrawal or by credit card).

Legal basis

Staatsbürgerschaftsgesetz 1985

Link to form

Proof of citizenship - Application for issue

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Last update: 9 February 2022

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