Italian citizenship jure sanguinis

Italian citizenship jure sanguinis



Question: My father was born in Italy in 1945.  He moved to the Unites States in 1970, got married and then I was born in the United States in 1980. My father became a US citizen in 1985. I live in the United States, where I am married with two children. We are all US citizens. I would like apply for Italian citizenship for me and my children. What kind of documents are required?

Answer: Since your father was born in Italy and was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth, you qualify for Italian citizenship jure sanguinis (e.g., by blood).

The following documents are required to be filed along with the citizenship application:

  1. your father’s birth certificate from Italy;
  2. your parents’ US marriage certificate and marriage license;
  3. your father’s home address;
  4. your US birth certificate;
  5. your marriage certificate and marriage license;
  6. your US passport, driver’s license, a utility bill or bank statement (as proof of address);
  7. your children’s birth certificates and US passports.

We offer a comprehensive service to review the documents you already have, assist you retrieving documents from Italy, preparing all the required forms and the citizenship application for you and your children.

Neither Italy or the US has any explicit restrictions impeding citizens to have multiple nationalities. Therefore you can be a dual citizen of Italy and the United States.

We also offer services tailored to the needs of each case. Our services include estate planning, assistance with international Will, advice on immigration law, tax planning, cross-border implications related to dual citizenship, dual residence, change of residence, preparation of visa and residence application, application for tax code, etc.

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