Press release: 12.244-084/20

Number of naturalisations decreased by 11.3% in the first quarter of 2020

Vienna, 2020-05-26 – 2 451 persons acquired Austrian citizenship in the first quarter of 2020. According to Statistics Austria, the number of naturalisations decreased by 11.3% compared to the first quarter of 2019 (2 764 naturalisations). Females accounted for 55.1% of all naturalisations, children and juveniles under 18 years of age for 34.6%. Over a third of the new citizens had already been born in Austria (38.4%).

In the first quarter of 2020, the largest groups of naturalised people were former citizens of Serbia (327), Bosnia and Herzegovina (291), Turkey (226), Kosovo (150), Afghanistan (87) and Romania (86).

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