I am a British citizen and will be giving birth to a child in Austria. Will my child be an Austrian citizen?

Austrian citizenship is conferred by descent (lex sanguinis) rather than by place of birth (lex soli). If neither parent is an Austrian citizen, the child does not have a claim to Austrian citizenship. If you are married to an Austrian, or the acknowledged father of the child is Austrian, they will be able to take Austrian citizenship by descent.

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