EU Citizenship part deux: My mother was born to Czechoslovakian Citizens in the US before they were naturalized. Should I try to get Czech dual citizenship (pros & cons?) and what is the process involved?
Part 1 is here
and Katemonster's relevant answer is about halfway down (marked as best answer).
Grandparents are both holocaust survivors, and were citizens of Czechoslovakia (in very disputed Carpathain Ruthenia territory, now part of the Ukraine) who came to the US while pregnant with my mother. She was born, and eventually they got US citizenship.
I'm about to move to Austria for 2 years of graduate school. I'm hoping to eventually to pursue an international career in music. What are the benefits and/or problems with establishing my Czech citizenship? (For example, I've heard that there is a 600 Euro/month cap for student visas (which might become restrictive eventually), but I believe that's 600 Euros/month tax free.)
How do I establish my citizenship if I choose to do so? Can I do it without involving my grandparents personally? (My reconnecting with the place that sent them off to the Nazis is probably going to be a less than comfortable idea for them)
I'm getting married to another musician with similar goals. It seems like I can choose between Czech and Slovak citizenship, if I theoretically was a citizen from birth, and citizens of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic as of the 31st of December, 1992 can now declare citizenship of either the Czech Republic or Slovakia. She might learn Czech eventually but probably not Slovak. Should we go for Czech or Slovak citizenship? What's the difference?