Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 3, 2005

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                   0-16214                  14-0462060
(State or other jurisdiction       (Commission             (I.R.S. Employer
      of incorporation)            File Number)           Identification No.)

            1373 Broadway, Albany, New York                     12204
       (Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (518) 445-2200

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 8.01 Other Events

A copy of the Company news release announcing the repatriation of undistributed
foreign earnings during the third quarter of 2005 is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to
this report.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                          ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

                                          By: /s/ Michael C. Nahl
                                              Name: Michael C. Nahl
                                              Title: Executive Vice President 
                                              and Chief Financial Officer
                                              (Principal Financial Officer)

Date: October 3, 2005

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.       Description
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99.1              News release dated October 3, 2005.