Press release: 12.184-024/20

10 606 new Austrian citizens in 2019: number of naturalisations increased by 12.2%

Vienna, 2020-02-13 – In 2019, 10 606 persons acquired Austrian citizenship (including 106 residents abroad), as Statistics Austria reports. Compared to 2018, the number of naturalisations increased by 12.2%. After an all-time high in 2003 (45 112), the number of naturalisations dropped to a minimum in 2010 (6 190). Ever since, naturalisations have been consequently increasing again.

In 2019, Austrian citizenship was granted to 3 727 persons born in Austria (35.1%), 34.6% of the naturalised were under 18 years of age. Among people naturalised in 2019, the largest groups were former citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina (1 183 or 11.2%), Serbia (1 008), Turkey (912), Kosovo (688) and the Russian Federation (464).

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