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Name and Surname of Children

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The name given to a child is subject to the name law of the country whose citizenship [Staatsbürgerschaft] the child will have.

Please direct individual enquiries related to this topic to the representation of the country concerned or the Austrian Register Office [Standesamt] responsible for issuing the child's birth certificate [Geburtsurkunde].

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Additional information can be found on the German website at

Last update: 03.05.2016
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