How can I get Czech citizenship by descent?
May 28, 2014 10:03 PM Subscribe
Can I obtain Czech citizenship by descent by way of my Grandmother?
posted by pipian to Law & Government (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My grandmother (on my mother's side), according to what documentation my family has, was born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia in 1926.
At some point between 1949 and 1951, she left Czechoslovakia, (we are currently lacking documentation as to whether or not her citizenship was revoked by the Communists in power at or just before this point, but believe it happened in this timeframe) and to the best of our records, she received Venezuelan citizenship either shortly before or after my mother was born in the late 1950s. My mother was never declared as a Czech citizen with the Czech embassy of the time, and to our knowledge, my grandmother did not apply for recognition of her own citizenship post-1992, as she died in 1998 following a long illness.
Given the preceding information, I am wondering whether I may have the ability to declare Czech citizenship and whether my grandmother's forced loss of citizenship impacts this, and if so, whom to contact (apart from the embassy, if needed) to help me with the necessary paperwork and documentation.