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Birth Certificate [Geburtsurkunde]

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The birth certificate, together with the marriage certificate [Heiratsurkunde], the partnership certificate [Partnerschaftsurkunde] and the death certificate [Sterbeurkunde] comprise the four main personal status documents in Austria.

Such documents are excerpts from the personal status records (registries of births, marriages, partnerships and deaths) and show the essential contents of the entries contained in them.

The birth certificate, in particular, contains the

  • Name of the child
  • Name of the parents
  • Time and the place of the birth of the child
  • Sex of the child
If the child is adopted, only the foster parents are to be given as parents.
Last update: 01.01.2016
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