Italian dual citizenship
How To Become A Citizen Of Italy
How To Get Italian Citizenship?
ITALIAN CERTIFICATES FOR YOUR CITIZENSHIP
A Birth Certificate attests the birth of a person and specifies the following information: name, surname, date and city of birth.
EXTRACT OF BIRTH
The Extract of Birth shows the essential data derived from the act of birth and can also include other marginal notes: parents' names, marriage, divorce, death.
INTEGRAL COPY OF THE ACT OF BIRTH
The Integral Copy of the Act of Birth is the certified copy of the birth certificate containing the entries on civil registry office (Ufficio di Stato Civile) surname, first name, place of birth, hour, day, month and year of birth, city of birth registration, and marginal notes (marriage, divorce, death).
MULTILANGUAGE BIRTH CERTIFICATE
The Multilanguage Birth Certificate is a document attesting the date and place of birth of an individual, issued in Multilanguage format to be used abroad without any translation.
The Marriage Certificate contains information about a couple’s marriage entered in the Civil Registry Office (Ufficio di Stato Civile)
EXTRACT OF MARRIAGE
The Extract of Marriage may also contain any additional annotations: residence, citizenship, property regime (communion / separation of property), divorce.
FULL COPY OF MARRIAGE ACT
The Full Copy of Marriage Act is a certified copy of the certificate reported on the civil registry ( Ufficio di Stato Civile) that contains the data of the spouses names, dates and places of birth, date of marriage. It may also contain any marginal notes.
MULTILANGUAGE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
The Multilanguage Marriage Certificate is a document attesting the date and place of marriage of a couple, issued in Multilanguage format to be used abroad without any translation.
Assistance in obtaining BIRTH CERTIFICATE, MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, DEATH CERTIFICATE,
all kind of certificates, including search on historical records and archives.
One of the questions I get asked so often is: How to Obtain Italian citizenship.
When a child’s parents are Italian citizens, in cases of adoption, a child is born on Italian soil, on the condition that the child’s parents, are unknown or Stateless, or are foreigners who, pursuant to their country’s legislation, do not pass on their own citizenship to their child, in cases in which a child has been found abandoned on Italian soil.
Need birth records, marriage records or other family records from Italy?
Who can apply for Italian citizenship? Descendents of Italian citizens (up to the second degree), dependent employees of the Italian government, even abroad, residents in Italy for at least 2 years before reaching the legal age of 18, if born on Italian soil and residing legally and without interruption from birth until the legal age of 18, if residing on Italy after 2 years of marriage to an Italian citizen, if residing abroad, after 3 years of marriage to an Italian citizen, anyone who has served in the Italian Armed Forces. The terms are half-reduced if the couple has children
Under what conditions does naturalisation occur? After 10 years of legal residence in Italy, in the presence of sufficient income, in the absence of criminal record.
Italian Citizenship - Italian Citizenship by Descent - Italian Dual Citizenship
(Italian citizenship assistance)
Are You Eligible For Italian Dual Citizenship?
Your father was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth.
Your mother was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth (had not become and you were born after 1 January 1948;
Your paternal grandfather was an Italian citizen, your father was born in the US or a country other than Italy, and your paternal grandfather was still an Italian citizen at the time of his birth;
Your maternal grandfather was an Italian citizen, your mother was born in a country other than Italy, and your maternal grandfather was still an Italian citizen at the time of her birth, and you were born after 1 January 1948;
Your paternal or maternal great-grandfather was an Italian citizen, your paternal or maternal grandparent was born in other than Italy, and your paternal or maternal great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of your grandparent’s birth.
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I PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL ITALIAN DOCUMENTS
Italian Birth Certificate - Estratto dell'Atto di Nascita
Italian Marriage Certificate - Estratto dell'Atto di Matrimonio
italian Death Certificate - Estratto dell'Atto di Morte
Where do I have to go to have citizenship recognised and what documentation is required?
Application for recognition of Italian citizenship must be made to the Italian consular office authorised for the place where you live,
In any case, it will be necessary to prove that your ancestor was in possession of Italian citizenship at the time he/she left Italy and maintained it, thereby passing it on to descendents; the birth certificate of that ancestor, which can be requested from the Office of Civil Statistics of the city of birth and a document that specifies citizenship (old passport, certificate of historic citizenship, etc.). It will also be necessary, by going back through the generations and through all available records of civil status, to demonstrate the blood relationship between the ancestor and the applicant for citizenship.
Can the consulate help me find the documentation I need?
The consulate can help you to ascertain what documentation needs to be submitted in your specific case, but cannot lend itself to tracing those documents for you as a result of the extremely high number of applications submitted on a daily basis and the fact that you are not legally considered an Italian citizen until the recognition procedure has been completed.
The process of recognition of Italian citizenship is a substantially simple process that can become complicated when, for example, over the generations, there have been name changes or other events that make it more difficult to demonstrate the blood ties between applicants and their ancestors or else when these latter have lived in various countries. Another cause that influences the timeframe is the very high number of applications submitted over recent years, which have placed a heavy load on the Italian diplomatic network abroad.
I provide Official Italian family records of your ancestors directly from the Registrar of Vital Statistics (Ufficio della Stato civile) in the City Office (Municipio o Comune)
Italian Birth Certificate - Estratto dell'Atto di Nascita - Required information: The full name at birth The date of birth The town (Comune) where he or she was born Helpful information to send if available: The names of the parents
Italian Marriage Certificate - Estratto dell'Atto di Matrimonio - Required information: The full names at birth of both parties Their birth dates The town (Comune) and date of the marriage
Italian Death Certificate - Estratto dell'Atto - Required information: The full name at birth of deceased The date and place of birth if available The place and date of death.
"formato internazionale", "estratto per riassunto", "certified copy"
"long form" , "full form" , "certified copy"
These are official, certified documents that meet the requirements for Italian Dual Citizenship.
The process of recognition of Italian citizenship can become complicated when, for example, over the generations, there have been name changes or other events that make it more difficult to demonstrate the blood ties between applicants and their ancestors or else when these latter have lived in various countries.
Italian citizenship is based on “ius sanguinis”, according to which a child born to an Italian mother or father is Italian; the issue of citizenship is governed by law no. 91 of 5th February 1992.
Italian citizenship is based on the principles:
a) Citizenship can be transmitted by descent “iure sanguinis” (right of blood)
b) Acquisition “iure soli” in given cases (by birth on the territory)
Dual citizenship is recognised
Explicit statement of will is necessary to acquire or loose citizenship.