Greece: Information on whether a citizen of Albania born in Albania whose mother language is Greek and parents are ethnic Greeks but also born in Albania can obtain Greek citizenship, and if so, on the procedures and requirements
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 November 1994|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GRC17962.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Greece: Information on whether a citizen of Albania born in Albania whose mother language is Greek and parents are ethnic Greeks but also born in Albania can obtain Greek citizenship, and if so, on the procedures and requirements, 1 November 1994, GRC17962.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acd258.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
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Information on this specific subject could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB in Ottawa. However, attached please find a copy of the 1955 Greek Nationality Code and two recent articles on Greek immigration law from Tolley's Immigration and Nationality Law and Practice, which may be of help.
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find attached the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.
Tolley's Immigration and Nationality Law and Practice [Croyden, Surrey]. 1994. Vol. 8, No. 2. Nicholas Sitaropoulos. "Greek Immigration and Refugee Law-An Update," pp. 57-60.
. July 1992. Vol. 6, No. 3. Nicholas Sitaropoulos. "The New Legal Framework of Alien Immigration in Greece: A Draconian Contribution to Europe's Unification," pp. 89-96.
Greece. 20 September 1955. Greek Nationality Code. Articles 1-35.
Other Sources Consulted
DIRB country file. 1990-present.