Table of Contents
- Benefits of Austrian Citizenship
- Eligibility for Austrian Citizenship by Descent
- Apply for an Austrian Citizenship Certificate
- Austrian Citizenship to Descendants of Nazi regime's victims
- Eligibility for Austrian Citizenship as Descendants of Nazi persecution
- Office Address and Telephone - VisaConnect UK
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Benefits of Austrian Citizenship
The advantages and benefits of acquiring Austrian Citizenship and an Austrian Passport are:
- Unlimited Travel in and out of Austria (Multiple Entry), with a Valid Austrian Passport
- Freedom of Movement across the EU/EFTA area (Visa-Free travel in the EU)
- Visa-free access to 189 countries around the world, as per the Henley Passport Index, in 2023. The Austrian Passport is currently ranked as the equal 3rd strongest Passport in the world.
- Austria recognises Dual Nationality
- Entitled to Live, Work and Vote in Austria on a Permanent basis, and can Live and Work in other EU Countries
- Austrians have access to the world's best healthcare and education systems.
- Austria's country's economy is strong and developed. The state is home to many large global corporations. The government also encourages international investment and provides various incentives for locating companies in the state.
Eligibility for Austrian Citizenship by Descent
To be eligible for Austrian Citizenship by Descent, you must meet the following requirements:
1. Children automatically become Austrian citizens, at the time of their birth, if their Mother is an Austrian citizen.
2. Children automatically become Austrian citizens, at the time of their birth, if their Parents are married, but only their Father was an Austrian citizen.
3. If the Father is an Austrian citizen and the Parents are not married, but the Mother is a citizen of another state, the child acquires Austrian citizenship by descent if their Austrian Father acknowledges paternity within eight weeks following the birth, or if his paternity has been legally established by a court.
4. If at the time of birth, the child acquires another citizenship, in addition to Austrian citizenship – for example, by descent from the other parent ('Jus Sanguinis') or by birth in a state (e.g. Australia, USA) where the territoriality principle ('ius soli') applies, then there is no loss of Austrian citizenship, but the child has two citizenships (Dual citizenship).