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it's nice to have a proper discussion sometimes..especially when it's also informative/eye opening.....this thread was pretty good..
Austrian Foreign Ministry -> Embassy -> Canberra -> Dual Citizenship
In general, the Austrian Citizenship Act does not allow dual citizenship except for persons who obtain more than one citizenship at the time of birth (e.g. a child born to an Austrian parent permanently resident in Australia acquires both Austrian and Australian citizenships at birth – for more information see "Citizenship").
Thus, if an Austrian citizen aquires a foreign nationality by application, he/she automatically loses Austrian citizenship. The only exceptions are stated in section 28 of the Austrian Nationality Act.
A person shall be permitted to maintain Austrian citizenship
* if retention is in the interest of the Republic of Austria, or
* for significant personal reasons (the law does not specify these reasons but, generally speaking, it would have to be an extremely adverse effect for the citizens private and family life, that could result from not taking up the foreign nationality or the loss of the Austrian citizenship).
Only Austrians by birth may make use of this legal provision.
The competent Austrian authority to decide the granting of dual citizenship is the "Amt der Landesregierung" (provincial government) of the province in Austria where the applicant was born or (after 1965) where the mother of the applicant was residing at the time of the birth of the applicant.
If the applicant was born abroad, the Provincial Government of Vienna (Amt der Wiener Landesregierung) will process the application.