How to get an austrian passport

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How to get an austrian passport
An Austrian passport is necessary for international travel. (http://www.photos.com)

A government-issued passport grants Austrian citizens international travel and legal exit and entry into the country of Austria. It also serves as proof of identification and citizenship for the Austrian national entitled to it. A passport can be obtained through a simple application process at a local consulate provided your Austrian citizenship is recognised by the country.

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Things you need

  • Birth certificate
  • Staatsbuergerschaftsnachweis (document proving Austrian nationality)
  • Valid form of ID
  • Passport application
  • Passport fees

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Visit the consulate office of the Austrian Embassy nearest you (see Resources) and request a passport application if you wish to apply in person. Otherwise, download the application from the Embassy of Austria website (see Resources) to process your application by mail.

  2. 2

    Prepare to submit an original birth certificate and a marriage certificate if applicable.

  3. 3

    Provide proof of your Austrian nationality by presenting the Staatsbuergerschaftsnachweis document. If you do not have one, it can be applied for at the Embassy. You may be asked to present a Certificate of Naturalization as well.

  4. 4

    Submit one of the following documents as another form of ID: permanent resident card, certificate of residence, or a U.S. visa along with Form I-94 if you are applying at an Austrian Consulate in the United States.

  5. 5

    Return your completed application, proof of citizenship and applicable fees to the Austrian Consular or mail your documents to the address on the application form. Pay the newly issued passport fee of U.S. £65.30 (euro 70) with a consular service charge of U.S. £23.30 (euro 25) in cash or money order. Personal checks or credit cards will not be accepted. The average processing time for new passports is 2 weeks.

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