Austrian Citizenship Awarded to Nearly 10,000 Foreigners

More+Work & Careers ♦ Published: February 28, 2019; 22:16 ♦ (Vindobona)

The number of naturalisations in Austria in 2018 was 1.9% higher than in the previous year. A total of 9,450 persons were granted Austrian citizenship, including 95 resident abroad. Following an interesting analysis of the different legal grounds for naturalisation.

More than half of all naturalisations in 2018 (5,683 or 60.1%) took place after all requirements for naturalisation had been fulfilled on the basis of a legal claim. / Picture: © BMI Bundesministerium für Inneres / Alexander Tuma

Of all 2018 naturalised persons, 34.8% were already born in Austria, 34.2% were under 18 years of age.

Before naturalisation, 10.9% or 1,033 persons held the citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by Turkey (828), Serbia (625), Kosovo (586) and Romania (456), according to the analysis of Statistics Austria.

In contrast, 9.5% and 588 naturalised persons…