Austrian Citizenship (Naturalisation)

It is possible to apply for Austrian citizenship by naturalization after 10 years of continuous residence in Austria. Additional requirements include:

knowledge of the German language 'having due regard to the alien's personal circumstances'
renunciation of foreign citizenship (under the law of the applicant's home country) unless this is impractical.

This requirement can be waived in exceptional cases.

Naturalization as an Austrian citizen based on "the 10-year-rule" is discretionary.

Exemptions to the residence requirement

The residence requirement may be reduced or waived in the following cases:

Recognized refugees (4 years)
Citizens of other European Economic Area nations (4 years)
Persons born in Austria
Former citizens of Austria (other than by deprivation)
Actual or expected 'outstanding achievements in the fields of science, commerce, the arts or sport'

Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality: is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.