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Transportation of a dead body to another province - notification

German version

General information

A body may only be transported to another federal province once the Hygiene Centre of the Public Health Services of the City of Vienna (Municipal Department 15) has issued a confirmation.

Bodies may only be transported by authorised funeral parlours. The notification of the transportation of a body must be made by an authorised funeral parlour.

Data protection

For information on data protection and your data protection rights as an individual please visit: Data Protection Notice (German)

Requirements

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Deadlines

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Contact

From 1 October 2018, the confirmation of notification of the transportation of a dead body to another federal province of Austria is issued by the Hygiene Centre of the Public Health Services of the City of Vienna (Municipal Department 15).

Hygiene Centre of the City of Vienna
1110 Vienna, Rappachgasse 40
Phone: +43 1 4000-8780 or -87890
E-Mail: totenbeschau@ma15.wien.gv.at

Public hours for notifications of transportation of a dead body: Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm
Exceptions: Closed on public holidays; opening hours on Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 7.30 am to 12 noon

Authentication and signature

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

Documents required

  • Copy of the attestation of death
  • Application in writing to the Hygiene Centre of the Public Health Services of the City of Vienna (Municipal Department 15) by the funeral parlour containing the following information:
    • First and last name of the deceased
    • Age of the deceased
    • Place, date and cause of death
    • Place of departure
    • Destination
    • Type of coffin
    • Means of transport
  • Documentation proving the authorisation of the funeral parlour, e.g., extract from the business register (to be provided on request of the district health office)

Type and format of the evidence to be submitted:
You can find more information about bringing in documents at: Contact the City of Vienna (German)

Fees

The fees are due after the procedure has been concluded and amount to:
Confirmation of the transportation of a body to another federal province of Austria: EUR 3.27

Cash payment is not possible. The fees must be paid by the funeral parlour by payment form.

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.

Form

Online notification: Transportation of a dead body to another federal province (German)

Further information

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Means of redress or appeal

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a 4 weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of the ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it.

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling.

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.

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Last update

12. Dezember 2020

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