Pathways to Citizenship for Foreigners in Austria

Nombre de pages: 
126
ISBN: 
978-3-9504765-6-9
E-ISSN: 
978-3-9504765-8-3
Année: 
2020
Disponible en German
Électronique copie seulement
Description: 

This report has been produced by the National Contact Point Austria in the European Migration Network (EMN), contributing to EMN’s study “Pathways to citizenship for third-country nationals in EU Member States”. The report focuses on the naturalization of foreign nationals in Austria and comprehensively outlines the rules and prerequisites of acquiring Austrian citizenship and the related rights and duties. The presented statistical data gives an overview on the naturalization numbers over the years 2014–2018. The report covers the following topics:

a) Citizenship in the Austrian context
b) Acquisition of citizenship
c) Rights and duties of new citizens
d) Dual citizenship
e) Procedure for conferring citizenship
f) Citizenship and integration

Table des matières: 
  • SUMMARY
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1 Study aims
    • 1.2 Citizenship in a historical and legal context
    • 1.3 Definitions
    • 1.4 Methodology
  • 2. CITIZENSHIP IN THE AUSTRIAN CONTEXT
    • 2.1 National legislation
    • 2.2 Statistics on naturalization in Austria
    • 2.3 Recent changes in Austria
  • 3. ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP
    • Special topic: Acquisition of citizenship through descent
    • 3.1 Conferral of citizenship
    • 3.2 General conditions for conferral
    • 3.3 Conferral of citizenship based on general rules and extension of conferral
    • 3.4 Conferral of citizenship based on special rules
    • 3.5 Acquisition of citizenship through notification
  • 4. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF NEW CITIZENS
    • 4.1 Voting rights
    • 4.2 Rights to reenter the country and to diplomatic and consular protection
    • 4.3 Compulsory military service and participation in the judicial system
  • 5. DUAL CITIZENSHIP
    • 5.1 Current status of discussions
    • 5.2 Legal requirements
    • 5.3 Exceptions to the prohibition of dual citizenship
  • 6. PROCEDURE FOR CONFERRING CITIZENSHIP
    • 6.1 Competent authorities and assistance during procedures
    • 6.2 Necessary documents and identification
    • 6.3 Naturalization expenses
    • 6.4 Duration of the procedure
    • 6.5 Citizenship ceremony
    • 6.6 Refusal grounds and appeal options
  • 7. CITIZENSHIP AND INTEGRATION
    • 7.1 The Austrian model of integration before citizenship
    • 7.2 Measures to encourage acquisition of citizenship
    • 7.3 Labour market integration
  • 8. CONCLUSIONS
  • ANNEXES
    • A.1 Statistics
    • A.2 List of translations and abbreviations
    • A.3 Bibliography