Looking for information on eligibility for Austrian citizenship for Holocaust survivors? As of September 2020, Austria has broadened the criteria for obtaining Austrian citizenship for Holocaust survivors and their descendants. From now on, citizenship will be granted to descendants of both mothers and fathers persecuted by the Nazis as a citizen of the Austrian Republic…

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The new Austrian legislation that was passed this September is relevant for thousands of Israelis and Jews around the world. They are busy collecting and preparing the various documents to apply for Austrian citizenship. The legislation regarding citizenship has been expanded but there are certain limitations regarding past or present career soldiers. This article is…

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As of September 2020, Austria has expanded the criteria for granting Austrian citizenship for descendants of survivors of Nazi persecution. Many Israelis, relatives of Holocaust survivors, are eligible for Austrian citizenship with no need to give up their existing citizenship. The law offices of Cohen, Decker, Pex and Brosh specialize in immigration and obtaining citizenship,…

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This article explains the importance of a genealogist (family roots researcher) for obtaining foreign citizenship. If you are seeking to obtain foreign citizenship based on descent, you should pay close attention to your genealogical report. Presenting such a report to the authorities can be, in many cases, a deciding factor in obtaining foreign citizenship. The…

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The new legislation passed by the Austrian parliament in September 2019 grants Austrian citizenship for grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Jews who fled Austria and/or survivors of the extermination camps. The law went into effect on the first of September, 2020. We specialize in obtaining foreign citizenships for our clients, including Austrian citizenship for descendants of…

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Which Israelis can get Austrian citizenship? Many Austrian Jews escaped the country when it was annexed into the German Reich in 1938. Some Jews managed to survive their imprisonment and attempted extermination until the war ended in 1945. According to the new law, their descendants are also entitled to Austrian citizenship. In this article, attorney Michael…

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Last September, the Austrian Parliament announced that it would facilitate and ease the acquisition of Austrian citizenship for Holocaust survivors and their descendants. Thousands of descendants of Austrian Holocaust survivors, living in Israel and abroad, will now be able to obtain this citizenship without fear of losing any additional existing citizenship. Their family members will…

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Austrian Citizenship for Descendants of Holocaust Survivors

Last September (2019) the Austrian parliament in Vienna announced that it would recognize the descendants of Austrian Holocaust survivors as eligible to receive Austrian citizenship. In Israel and all around the world there are thousands of descendants of Austrian Holocaust survivors who are able to receive this citizenship without fear of renouncing another existing citizenship.…

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