Im new here and I figured the best way of asking about an enquiry I have would be with people who hopefully know about all the visa mumbo jumbo.
Im a chilean citizen but my great grandfather was german. I do know that I am entitled to apply for the german residence under the "jus sanguinis" logic. Here is how my family tree breaks down:
My great grandfather came from Germany to Chile. He had my grandfather who had my father and hence I was born. Every child was legitimate and born after weddings, but neither my grandfather nor my father did any paperwork whatsoever so they could get the german residence. All three of them passed away.
I have paperwork that shows my great grandfathers trip from liverpool to south america by boat in the early 20th century. That paper states he was german. I also have an oficial document from my goverment which says my great grandfather arrived in Chile, claiming he was german.
There is no document, though, which proves my great grandfather registered in any german consulate. There was a chance there was one in Bolivia, but I already called the consulate there and all the documents there were either destroyed or burnt.
Would the Bundesverwaltungsamt deny me the residence? How long does it take for the application to be approved?
Any help would be appretiated
Take care guys.
Update: reading the requirements by germany to obtain the documents I found out that germans where legally required to register in the consulate every 10 years. He left germany in 1909, and the law expired in 1903 or 1913 (the official pdf of the embassy has a mistake). Since there is no 10 year gap between 1909 and 1913, he was not required to register. So should I still be entitled for the visa?