BASIC (08-05)

GN 00312.028 Austria – Vital Statistics Records

A. Procedure – Birth and Death Records

1. Birth or Death Occurred Before 1/1/39

Office to ContactFee

The rectory (Pfarramt) of the parish in which the event occurred for Christians of legally recognized religions, EXCEPT those events in the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg.

8.60 euros There is an additional charge of 13.00 euros if the certificate is requested by letter.

The Jewish Community Headquarters (Kultusgemeinde) of the community in which the event occurred for those of the Jewish faith, EXCEPT those for events in the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg.

10.00 euros

For events in the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg:

Matriculation office (Standesamt), Herzog Friedrichstrasse 15, A 6020 Innsbruck

8.60 euros There is an additional charge of 13.00 euros if the certificate is requested by letter.

For events in Burgenland (formerly part of Hungary):

Matriculation office (Matrikenamt) of the community in which the event occurred

8.60 euros There is an additional charge of 13.00 euros if the certificate is requested by letter.

For all other persons:

Civil district authorities (Politische Bezirksbehoerde) of the district in which the event occurred

8.60 euros There is an additional charge of 13.00 euros if the certificate is requested by letter.

2. Birth or Death Occurred After 12/31/38

a. Office to Contact

Matriculation office (Standesamt) of the community in which the event occurred.

b. Fee

8.60 euros There is an additional charge of 13.00 euros if the certificate is requested by letter.

B. Procedure – Marriage Records

1. Marriage Occurred Before 8/1/38

a. Office to Contact

Civil or religious authorities as shown for birth certificates.

b. Fee

Same as shown for birth records in GN 00312.028A.1.

2. Marriage Occurred After 7/31/38

a. Office to Contact

Same as shown for birth records in GN 00312A.2.

b. Fee

Same as shown for birth records in GN 00312A.2.

3. Marriage Occurred in Burgenland (Formerly Part of Hungary)

a. Office to Contact

Matriculation office (Matrikenamt) of the community in which the event occurred.

b. Fee

8.60 euros. There is an additional charge of 13.00 euros if the certificate is requested by letter.

C. Procedure – Divorce Records

1. Office to Contact

The Superior Court:

  • In Vienna and the provincial capitols: the Landesgericht

  • Elsewhere: the Kreisgericht

NOTE: Prior to 8/1/38, persons of the Jewish faith could get divorces from the district court (Bezirksgericht).

2. Fee

1.40 euros per page.


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GN 00312.028 - Austria - Vital Statistics Records - 08/26/2005
Batch run: 01/27/2009