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12 Jan, 2024

Austrian citizenship for stateless persons

Anyone who does not have a nationality under the law of any country in the world is considered stateless. In principle, stateless persons acquire Austrian citizenship under the same conditions as all other persons with non-Austrian citizenship. There are, however, some simplifications for people who were born in Austria.

There are many reasons why people can be stateless, such as political upheavals and crises in their home country, discrimination and persecution, contradictory legislation in individual countries or simply because their own parents were already stateless.

In principle, stateless persons can only acquire Austrian citizenship under the same conditions as other people with non-Austrian citizenship. You can find more information on this here.

However, if a stateless person was born in Austria and has had their main residence in Austria for at least 10 years, they can obtain Austrian citizenship without having to fulfil the general requirements for obtaining citizenship (such as minimum income and language skills). There must be no grounds for refusal, such as a criminal record, and the person must be at least 18 years old. But beware, citizenship can only be applied for up to the age of 21.

The City of Vienna was the first federal state to publish its own information page on this topic. Advice from a law firm replaces the initial information event and has the advantage that your own case and individual questions can be dealt with individually.

We are at your side as a reliable partner in the preparation and processing of your application for Austrian citizenship. Book your appointment for an initial consultation here!

Dr. Alexander Raidl, BA

Pramergasse 21, 1090 Wien

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1090 Wien

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