Italy is part of the EU and has one of the world's best passports.
More than 17 million Americans have Italian ancestry, with a large concentration of them in the Chicago area.
An estimated 8 million Americans can be eligible for Italian citizenship by ancestry.
If your ancestors are still alive, they can apply for restoration of citizenship in order for you to apply.
Your right to Italian Citizenship is based on jus sanguinis (blood right).
Submit your application form for review. Once approved, we’ll reserve a space for you in the next available monthly cohort.
The main benefits of having Italian Citizenship:
Documents which need to be obtained for your parent, grandparent or great grandparent. It’s also essential that these documents are *apostilled and translated into Italian by a translator approved by your local Italian consulate.
*Apostilled – Documents need to be stamped and verified by the United States Secretary of State.
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No, not necessarily. Only if the woman had her child before the 1948s. If she had her child after 1948, you have an ordinary case.
Yes, you can. Did your grandmother have her child before 1948? Then, you can apply through the Court, as a 1948 case. If she had her child after 1948, you can apply too. In that case, you have an ordinary application. Through the Italian Consulate.
No, the process will be conducted by lawyers exclusively. Thanks to the Power of Attorney you will sign.
If you apply for Italian citizenship while your children are still minors your children will automatically become Italian citizens when you are granted Italian citizenship, provided that you present certified copies of their birth certificates with an Apostille and a translation into Italian when you apply to the Italian consulate abroad or the municipality in Italy. If you are applying via a municipality in Italy a certified translation of their birth certificates will be required.
**Generally speaking, minor children do not need to be physically present on the day of your appointment at the consulate. Similarly, they may not need to be present with you when you file your application at a municipality in Italy.
The probability of attaining Italian Citizenship via the 1948 rule in Italy is exceptionally high. Courts almost always granted Italian Citizenship 1948 Cases, and the Italian Government is not representing itself in Court anymore, Or only in a few cases. Judges assigned to the cases were the same ones granted Citizenship in the previous issues. It’s valid in nearly all the new trials started recently.