Recently I was asked by someone about obtaining Romanian citizenship
for his father. According to the Romanian Embassy website, although
this person's father was born in the United States, if the father's
father had been born in Romania then it would be possible.
The problem, as I see it (and I could be totally mistaken here) is
that the town of birth for the grandfather was Chotin, Romania. Some
of you will appreciate that this is now Khotyn, Ukraine.
So my question is, can someone apply for citizenship in a country
when the town is no longer in that country? Can one acquire
citizenship on a historical basis of something that happened over 100
I will take answers privately or they can be posted to the group as
the answers might be of wider interest to others.
Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, Middlesex, England
now Folsom, California, USA
FRANKEL/FRENKEL/FRENKIEL: Gombin, Poland; London, England
GOLDRATH/GOLD: Praszka, Poland; London, England
KOENIGSBERG: Vilkaviskis, Lithuania; London, England; NY, USA
LEVY (later LEADER): Kalisz, Poland; London, England
PINKUS, Poland; London, England
PRINCZ/PRINCE: Krakow, Poland; London, England; NY, USA
MODERATOR NOTE: The most reliable and informed resource for this type of
information will be an agency of the government in question. Private responses
only, please - perhaps Jeremy could provide a summary of the most informed
responses he gets.