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Determination of nationality for children born by greek parent

Applicable when the below requirements are met;

1) The Greek parent is registered with a Greek Municipality as a Greek citizen (‘standard’ registration, not ‘indicative’).

2) The applicant is born before 08.05.1984 by a Greek mother, or before 16.07.1982 by a Greek father in wedlock.

The required documents are;

Application and Declaration forms (must be filled in in Greek).
• Valid passport and one i.d.-type photo.
Applicant’s birth certificate duly legalised (with APOSTILLE for UK certificates -please note it must be the Full/Long birth certificate) and officially translated into Greek (please note that for this purpose translations are accepted only by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Translation Services or a Greek lawyer in Greece).
Registration certificate (Birth certificate and/or Family Status Certificate) of the Greek parent from the Municipality in Greece where their records are kept (issued not earlier than 6 months).
Parents’ marriage certificate (duly legalised and translated – as above- if the marriage took place outside Greece) and its registration with the Special Registry in Athens (if it exists).

Consular Fees: The equivalent of 210 EUROS in GBP.
For documents that authentication of the original signature is required, it is priced at 10 Euros for Greek/EU citizens and 30 Euros for third country nationals equivalent in Sterling.
Appointment: Pre-booked appointment through the online system for "Greek Citizenship"
Application Forms: Application and Declaration (to Greek father to Greek mother) Forms

Please note:

• All certificates submitted must be originals or certified copies from the original.
• Documents issued by foreign Authorities must be duly legalised and officially translated into Greek. Legalisation is done by APOSTILLE if the documents originated in a country that has signed the Apostille Convention (for UK documents, see https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised). If the issuing country is not a contracting party of the Apostille Convention, they must be legalised by the competent official Authority of the issuing country and then by the Greek Consular Authorities in the issuing country.
• For the purposes of nationality applications, translations are accepted only by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Translation Service (10 Arionos Str. Athens) or a qualified lawyer in Greece or an Ionian University graduate.
• All names and other particulars of the applicant and ancestors should appear in a consistent way in all relevant documents and translations.
• If the applicant wishes to register their marriage and unmarried children under the age of 18 (who become Greek nationals without further formalities), they must also provide the respective marriage and birth certificates (duly legalised and translated).

Last Updated Wednesday, 17 February 2021
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