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Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby cyprususa » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:42 am

Hello members of the Cyprus Forum website!

I am seeking your advice on the possibly of gaining Cypriot citizenship given my situation. I am 18 years old, and my grandfather and grandmother, now deceased were Cypriot citizens. Although they were not born there (I don't know if this will play a factor), my father never acquired citizenship through them and we are now investigating if this is even possible. He was born before 1960, which as stipulated could potentially make him eligible to apply for the M72 which dictates an applicant must be of "Cypriot Origin" and born prior to independence. Given this, I was wondering if his parents not being born in Cyprus would be detrimental to his application. Furthermore, I, being under 21 believe that I would be eligible conditional on his successful application to apply for citizenship by way of M126 which stipulates that an applicant must be under 21 and his father must have acquired citizenship after his birth. Given these criteria, I was wondering if anyone could potentially advise on the feasibility of this endeavour.

Thank you,

James
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Re: Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby Cap » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:29 pm

What's your paternal surname James?
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Re: Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby B25 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:43 pm

Being a cypriot citizen does automatically guarantee you get it too.
Given you grand oarents were not born in Cyprus nor your father I don't see how it could be automatically claimed.
Good luck all the same.
Where were your grand patents birn, you may have more chance of citizenship there.
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Re: Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby Get Real! » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:10 pm

I don’t know why you bothered writing here knowing that your case is complex and can only be handled an experienced immigration officer. :?
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Re: Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby cyprususa » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:18 pm

Cap wrote:What's your paternal surname James?

Not a Cypriot one haha, my grandparents were both born in lebanon, then later immigrated to Cyprus. Although we are greek orthodox christians if that poses any influence.
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Re: Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby cyprususa » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:20 pm

Get Real! wrote:I don’t know why you bothered writing here knowing that your case is complex and can only be handled an experienced immigration officer. :?


Just giving it a shot before contacting the High Commission for a final word, I have been trying to build up a stable defence but there is such a lack of clear resources online that this is the only place I could turn for first hand advice.
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Re: Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby Get Real! » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:21 pm

cyprususa wrote:Although we are greek orthodox christians if that poses any influence.

There's no such thing. It's Eastern Orthodox Christians.
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Re: Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby cyprususa » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:23 pm

Get Real! wrote:
cyprususa wrote:Although we are greek orthodox christians if that poses any influence.

There's no such thing. It's Eastern Orthodox Christians.


My apologies, aside from baptisms, we are not very religiously involved. This is how my parents have referred to it for some reason.
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Re: Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby Get Real! » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:25 pm

If you’re Lebanese then you are a compatriot as far as I’m concerned… a Levantine like all native Cypriots before the Greek and Turkish gypsy trash came along.
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Re: Citizenship by Decent, A possibility?

Postby Cap » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:55 pm

Get Real! wrote:
cyprususa wrote:Although we are greek orthodox christians if that poses any influence.

There's no such thing. It's Eastern Orthodox Christians.


Yes and....

It's called the Church of Cyprus. Cypriot Orthodox.
Founder was Barnabas, not Andrew.
And yes, it predates the 'Greek' Orthodox church and yes it's Eastern Orthodox.
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