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09-06-2007, 02:53 PM
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Alter Haudegen
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Spitfire, you came to the right place with your questions
I work as a legal adviser for migrants with citizenship and immigration problems.

You say your grandmother was born in Austria, but which citizenship had her parents when she was born? In Austria it doesn't matter where you were born, if one of your parents is Austrian (when your parents are married before your birth, otherwise only if your mother is Austrian) you are Austrian.
Your family could have lived in Austria for generations, if non of them ever obtained the citizenship, even if a child is born in Austria, it is not Austrian.

If your grandma had the Austrian citizenship when your Dad was born, then yes he was Austrian by birth, but he could have lost his citizenship for some reasons, for example if he obtained the Canadian citizenship or if he served with the Canadian military

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