Acknowledgment of paternity is a written declaration of being the father of the child. This results in legal consequences such as entry in the child's birth certificate, maintenance obligation, right of inheritance, right of contact, etc.
How and where can you have paternity acknowledged?
You can have paternity acknowledged
- at the registry office of your child's place of residence,
- at the child and youth welfare office of your child's place of residence,
- at the embassy (if you as the father or mother are not an EEA citizen)
have it recognized.
As the father, you must go in person to the Service Unit Registry office and citizenship - Birth or to the Lade Text City Department Child and youth welfare.. and take the necessary documents with you to have paternity acknowledged.
What documents do I need for paternity acknowledgment?
- a declaration of consent to acknowledge paternity signed by the mother
- official photo identification of the father (e.g. passport, identity card)
- Birth certificates of father, mother and child
- Citizenship certificates of father and mother
- Registration certificates of father, mother and child
- Since different documents are required depending on the case, a personal interview is always necessary for an acknowledgment of paternity. Therefore, please make an appointment with City Department Child and youth welfare.
Data protection information in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR for the recognition of paternity
Please note that we process the personal data you provide exclusively for the purpose of acknowledging paternity before/at/after the birth by the City Department Registry office and civil status matters. The acknowledgement of paternity before/at/after birth is declared at the registry office or transmitted to the registry office and forms the basis for the registration of a father in the birth certificate of his child.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is in accordance with Sections 7, 32, 67, 68 of the 2013 Civil Status Act (PStG 2013), Federal Law Gazette I No. 16/2013 as amended and Sections 145 ff of the General Civil Code (ABGB), JGS 946/1811 as amended. The following register queries were carried out in the course of the procedure: Central Civil Status Register and predecessor systems and Central Register of Residents.
The personal data is forwarded to the following Dritte: Youth Welfare Office; Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions; Federal Minister of Finance and Public Employment Service (in the case of claims under the Unemployment Insurance Act or the Aliens Employment Act). Data is not transferred to Drittländer (countries that are not members of the EU). The personal data will be deleted 120 years after the date of death entered in the Central Civil Status Register due to the legal obligation under Section 46 (4) of the 2013 Civil Status Act. The provision of personal data is required by law in accordance with the 2013 Civil Status Act. Failure to provide this data means that no declaration regarding recognition of paternity can be recorded at the registry office and, as a further consequence, the man in question cannot be entered as the father on a child's birth certificate.
According to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), all persons have the right to information, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability and to object to processing based on consent. There is no automated decision-making, including profiling. You can exercise these rights in writing and with proof of identity via email@example.com. The provision of personal data is required by law in order to exercise your rights as a data subject. You can find more information online at www.innsbruck.gv.at. Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Austrian data protection authority(firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dsb.gv.at).