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LET ME HELP YOU BECOME AN ITALIAN CITIZEN. HOW?
- Preparation of the applicant’s file
- Set up and management of the applicant’s appointment with the local Italian consulate
- Procurement of all vital records, in Italy, the U.S. necessary to apply for Italian citizenship
- Procurement of naturalization records as well as any other additional documents required by the case
- Management of the amendment process when the records present major discrepancies or inconsistencies
- Procurement of apostilles or handling of any other legalization process required by law
- Preparation of all the application forms necessary to apply for citizenship
- Passport request
- Registration with AIRE
- Italian Language Course to obtain the Level B1
- Professional translations from English into Italian
The first thing to do is to learn a bit more about you and your family’s bloodline. Did you already take the questionnaire and fill in all the information? If not, take the ASSESSMENT below.
WHAT THE LAW SAYS ABOUT YOUR ELIGIBILITY
TO BECOME AN ITALIAN CITIZEN
Your Italian ancestor must have been alive after March 17, 1861, the date of Italy’s unification. Prior to this date, Italy did not exist, and therefore there are no Italian Citizens.
BEFORE JULY 1, 1912
Your Italian ancestor must not have naturalized (which means become a citizen of the United States or elsewhere) before July 1, 1912. Ancestors who naturalized before July 1, 1912, cannot transmit Italian citizenship under Italian Law no. 555 of June 13, 1912. Under this law, also the foreign-born minor children of Italians who naturalized prior to this date were also stripped of their Italian citizenship (this is not the case of your ancestor naturalized after July 1, 1912).
Your Italian ancestor must not have naturalized prior to the birth of his/her descendant if that descendant is you or any of the ascendants in the direct line through which you would be otherwise eligible.
IF AN ITALIAN ANCESTOR IN YOUR DIRECT LINE IS A WOMAN
If an Italian ancestor in your direct line is a woman (your mother, your grandmother), born before January 1, 1948, she can only claim Italian citizenship from her father. She can only pass Italian citizenship to her children (male or female) if they were born after January 1, 1948. However, if this is the only path to your eligibility, you may still have your citizenship recognized by appealing your case through the High Court in Italy. Neither you nor any of the ascendants in your direct line must have ever renounced Italian citizenship, aside from the oath taken by the Italy-born ancestor if he/she naturalized.
AUGUST 15, 1992
As of August 15, 1992, Italy has approved the dual-citizenship status. Italy-born persons who became naturalized citizens of another country on or after this date retained their Italian citizenship. Your Italian Citizenship depends on the Italian ancestor’s naturalization document, which is crucial.
Are you eligible? You don’t know if you have all requirements? Eligibility for Italian Citizenship sometimes is not as so straightforward, but I understand how the different laws work together, and I can help. I provide a preliminary free telephone consultation aimed at determining if you qualify for Italian citizenship and if your case has a good chance of success. Contact me using the contact form on this website to schedule a free preliminary eligibility assessment service.