Italian Dual Citizenship

BENEFITS:
Italian Dual Citizenship means freedom; possibilities; safety; cultural belonging; establishing a firm identity with your Italian heritage; work, life and retirement opportunities; public health care; high quality education at affordable prices; and investment opportunities.
Furthermore, this is not just about Italy, Italian Citizenship means EU Citizenship, so you would enjoy those benefits in all the EU Countries.
And those benefits won’t just be available to you but also to your closest ones and to entire generations to come.
We can help you get your Italian Dual Citizenship no matter where you are in the world.
Whether you are in the U.S.; in another Country; or even if you want to spend some time in Italy and get your Dual Citizenship there, we can help you.

In what cases do you qualify for Italian Dual Citizenship?
CITIZENSHIP JURE SANGUINIS (BY DESCENT)

Italian citizenship is granted by birth through paternal or maternal line, with no limit on the number of generations.
Italian citizenship laws are based on the principle of recognition of citizenship by paternal or maternal derivation to the citizen’s child, regardless of the place of birth.
To be recognized as an Italian Citizen by descent you must prove that:
1. You are a descendant of an Italian Citizen, no limit on the number of generations.
2. The line of citizenship has never been interrupted over the generations leading to you. This means that the child of the Italian ancestor was born before the naturalization of the parent as citizen of another country and none of the descendants renounced to Italian Citizenship.

ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP FOR DESCENDANTS OF WOMEN
For the Italian Consulates, a woman of Italian descent can pass on Italian citizenship to her children only if they were born after January 1, 1948.
However, the Supreme Court of Rome decided that this discrimination against women should cease and granted Italian citizenship to women’s’ descendants. So, at this time, gaining Italian citizenship through a female ancestor whose child was born before January 1, 1948 can only be done through an appeal filed in an Italian Court.
Our pool of Italian lawyers, established between Italy and the U.S., can help you get through this process, for a very reasonable cost. Also, you won't have to go to the court in Italy to get your Italian Citizenship. We will take care of everything.

CITIZENSHIP JURE MATRIMONII (BY MARRIAGE)
The foreign spouse of an Italian citizen may request to acquire Italian citizenship.
Italian residents married to Italian citizens can apply after two years of legal residency. The term is reduced by half when children are born or legally adopted within the couple.
Foreign nationals that are residents outside Italy are eligible to apply three years after the date of marriage/civil union to an Italian Citizen. The term is reduced by half when children are born or legally adopted within the couple.

RE-ACQUISITION OF ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP
According to Italian Law, the acquisition of a foreign citizenship by an Italian citizen after August 15, 1992 does not incur the loss of his/her Italian citizenship.
On the other side, individuals born in Italy who became U.S. (or any other country) citizens by naturalization before August 16th, 1992, automatically lost their Italian Citizenship but they may reacquire it by establishing legal residency in Italy.

LEARN IF YOU QUALIFY:
Give us a call to see if you qualify. Take advantage of our 15 minutes free consultation.
Or even better, fill up our form with all the information you have (it doesn't matter if you leave some spaces blank) and send it to citizenship@italianinstitute.com. We will contact you to tell you if you qualify or if we need more information. Please leave your email address and/or a phone number where we can reach you. (The Questionnaire serves only as a pre-qualifying tool. The results are intended only to reflect potential eligibility for Italian citizenship, but don't guarantee eligibility).

What do we do:
• U.S. documents procurement
• Italian Vital Records procurement
• Naturalization papers procurement
• Legalization of documents
• Translation of documents
• Certification of translations
• Review of your document
• Preparation for consulate interview
• Appeal in the Italian Court
• Whole citizenship process

Contacts:
Email: citizenship@italianinstitute.com
Office phone: +1(303)733-4335
Direct phone: +1(303)718-7179