NEW YORK – On September 27 at 2PM (EST), EMBCA will host a zoom webinar entitled "Hellenic Dual Citizen Initiative on the 200th Anniversary of the Hellenic Revolution" in Association with AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission. Lou Katsos, EMBCA’s President and Chairman of AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission, will moderate the panel. The distinguished panel, in formation, will include among others the Consul General of the Hellenic Republic in New York Dr. Konstantine Koutras, AHEPA’s Supreme President George Horiates, and Nikolaos Bregiannos of Bregiannos Law In Athens.
As we approach the 200th Anniversary of the Hellenic Revolution of 1821 next year many people in the diaspora are very interested in seriously pursuing Hellenic Dual Citizenship. Some were born in Greece, but have been in the diaspora for many years. However, now, they may want to obtain their passport for themselves or for their children for various reasons. Others may want to obtain their dual citizenship as part of their birth right under the principle of jus sanquinis – the nationality law of Hellas or Hellenic citizenship acquired by descent, or by other approved means. For many, the process has been and can be daunting, complex, and very time consuming. Because of the very strong interest surrounding this subject, EMBCA in Association with AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission has decided to host the “Hellenic Dual Citizenship Initiative on the 200th Anniversary of the Hellenic Revolution” Panel Discussion to help demystify the process with experts in the field. The panelists will include Hellenic immigration attorneys, Hellenic government officials and others, who will discuss the various issues and aspects involved in obtaining Hellenic Citizenship. This event is among the many that are planned by EMBCA with others for the upcoming 200th Anniversary of the Hellenic Revolution of 1821 by EMBCA's American Hellenic Revolution of 1821 Bicentennial Committee.