According to Article 2 of the Greek Citizenship Code:
A foreign child born out of wedlock, who is legally recognized by a Greek national either voluntarily or by full judicial acknowledgment, becomes a Greek citizen if acknowledgment is made while the foreign child is a minor (under the age of 18).
*No changes were made to this Article with the new Greek Citizenship Code of 2010.
A sworn statement by the father or mother is typically not enough. The Greek citizen must formally register the child in the oikogeneiaki merida (family record) before he/she turned 18 and establish that there is an ongoing relationship, unless the parent is deceased. A list of documents necessary to stake a claim and the process itself can be found at: “Greek citizenship by claim of ancestry, origin or descent.”
*Article last updated January 4, 2013
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