Monday, November 07, 2005

Info on how to become an Italian Citizen

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 10 March 2010)

Here are the links on how an individual can become an Italian citizen with Italian ancestry:


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To the readers of this blog, one must remember to become an Italian citizen, it is a long and complicated process. Be aware that some Italian Consulates have a 12 to 18 month backlog of requests for Italian citizenship. Before you spend any money, be sure that you can qualify to become an Italian citizen. This will involve doing research on the web, going to the library and searching for documents to include but not be limited to marriage certificates, birth and death certificates, passports, Certificates of Naturalization, etc. and asking lots of questions of relatives, the Italian Embassy or one of Consultates and people that have already received their Italian citizenship.

The Italian government does not make it easy. Sometimes, you may have to request information from Italy and it may take weeks or months to get an answer or reply.

If the document is in English, it must be translated into Italian. If the person applying for citizenship has been divorced, the divorce decree needs to be translated and submitted to either the Italian Embassy or one of the Consultates. All documents submitted must have be apostilled and that is explained in one or more of the links above. Depending on where you live in the United States, you will submit your paperwork to the appropriate Italian Consulate or the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC. You'll find out where from the Consular Jurisdictions web site.

In the event you go to one of the Consulates or the Embassy, please have all the documents that you will be submittng for Italian citizenship organized and easily accessible. It may be a long, frustrating and confusing process but it well worth the effort.

The above links are current. If anyone has any suggestions for other sites, please feel free to leave a comment and I'll update this blog entry.

That's it for Monday, 7 November 2005.

Ciao, Ben

Today’s quote is an Neapolitan Italian proverb, author unknown.

"Doppo 'e quarant' anne nun s'addimanda chiu "Cumme staje?", ma "Cumme te sienti?"
"After age 40, don't ask "How are you?", but rather "How do you feel?".

Please read my wife's blog about our life in Italy with photographs:

Friends and Family in Italy

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Info About, For or On Spain – a source of links About, For or On Spain for those individuals traveling or already living in Spain.

(LAST EDITED/UPDATED: 10 March 2010)


Fioravanti said...

love your site

i was thinking about working in italy myself

Anonymous said...

great info! thanks

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