I really would appreciate any help.
My dad was born in Greece in 1951. Both his parents were born in Greece. He moved to South Africa to work for a relative in 1965, when he took up residence the same year. He met my South African mother, they married and I was born in 1972.
In 2009 we tried to do an application in order for us children to get a Greek passport. The application was rejected as The South African Department of Home Affairs made a mistake by omitting one letter in his surname. Therefore, my maiden name was incorrect as per the Greek Authorities. We were told that my father had to apply for Residency again under his correct surname, then marry my mother again, then have our birth certificates re-issued, in order for the process to be successful.
Then I have to re-marry my husband with the correct maiden surname and have my children's birth certificates re-issued.
- Is there a way one can apply for an ancestral visa, and ultimately obtain a Greek passport?
- Does one have to give up your current citizenship?
- Is dual South-African / Greek Citizenship allowed?
I really would appreciate any advise I can get. Thank you