Italian citizenship

Italian citizenship

Introduction

Since 1992, Italy allows the possibility to hold more than one citizenship and also offers the opportunity to acquire or regain the Italian citizenship including in cases when it was lost due to the legal effects of previous rules and regulations. Also, there are ways to earn Italian citizenship even if your ascendant (parent, grandparent, great-grandparent) naturalized before the birth of the next descendant in your line of kin.

For example, you might be entitled to Italian Citizenship if you:

  • are a descendant of an Italian citizen;
  • are married to an Italian citizen;
  • have been a resident of Italy;
  • were born in Italy;
  • had the Italian citizenship and lost it.

We would be glad to assist you. We have flexible terms of business and fee structures.

You can check below our terms of business, activities included in our Legal Service Packages and how to get started.

If you wish to discuss exclusively about citizenship requirement and application, we suggest completing the citizenship screening form and/or schedule a phone consultation with us so that we can review your case circumstances and your goals and advise you accordingly.

We are also able to assist you with more comprehensive advice, including tax and estate planning implications of acquiring Italian Citizenship.


Italian Citizenship by Descent (iure sanguinis)

Through Italian Consulate (timing approximately 2-4 years)

  1. Direct consultation with Client to review Client’s personal needs and expectations;
  2. Advise Client re citizenship application requirements;
  3. Apply for and obtain Client’s ancestors’ certificates in Italy (released by Italian offices);
  4. Provide information and legal advice regarding applicable rules and regulations;
  5. Italian translations of English documents and validation in Court under oath;
  6. Assistance and advice re preparation of citizenship applications as well as other required documents;
  7. Post filing consultation and assistance for possible follow up questions.

Average Fee Range €1,350 to €3,980 + taxes (4% or 26.88%)

Through Italian Comune (timing approximately 6-10 months)

  1. Direct consultation with Client to review Client’s personal needs and expectations;
  2. Advise Client re residence application requirements;
  3. Advise Client re citizenship application requirements;
  4. Apply for and obtain Client’s ancestors’ certificates in Italy (released by Italian offices);
  5. Provide information and legal advice regarding applicable rules and regulations;
  6. Legal advice and assistance with respect to the preparation of Italian residence application;
  7. Review, advice and assistance regarding financial requirements;
  8. Legal assistance to obtain a health insurance (health insurance policy, if required, is not included);
  9. Legal assistance with respect to filing the residence application with Italian Municipality on behalf of Client;
  10. Apply and obtain residence application certificate;
  11. Assistance and advice re preparation of citizenship applications as well as other required documents (Client procures required documents);
  12. Italian translations of English documents and validation in Court under oath;
  13. Assistance filing Italian citizenship application;
  14. Post filing consultation and assistance for possible follow up questions.

Average Fee Range from €1,350 to €4,700 + taxes (4% or 26.88%)


Italian Citizenship by Marriage

  1. Direct consultation with Client to review Client’s personal needs and expectations;
  2. Advise Client re citizenship application requirements;
  3. Provide information and legal advice regarding applicable legislation;
  4. Assistance and advice re preparation of citizenship applications as well as other required document (Client procures required documents);
  5. Italian translations of English documents and validation in Court under oath;
  6. Post filing consultation and assistance for possible follow up questions.

Average Fee Range from €1,350 to €3,280 + taxes (4% or 26.88%)


Italian Citizenship by Residence (Naturalization)

  1. Direct consultation with Client to review Client’s personal needs and expectations;
  2. Advise Client re citizenship application requirements;
  3. Provide information and legal advice regarding applicable rules and regulations;
  4. Apply for and obtain Client’s residence certificate issued by Italian Municipality;
  5. Assistance and advice re preparation of citizenship application as well as other required document (Client procures required documents);
  6. Italian translations of English documents and validation in Court under oath;
  7. Assistance filing Italian citizenship application;
  8. Post filing consultation and assistance for possible follow up questions.

Average Fee Range from €1,350 to €4,500 + taxes (4% or 26.88%)


Regain (Lost) Italian Citizenship

  1. Direct consultation with Client to review Client’s personal needs and expectations;
  2. Advise Client re citizenship application requirements;
  3. Provide information and legal advice regarding applicable rules and regulations;
  4. Assistance and advice re preparation of citizenship application as well as other required document (Client procures required documents);
  5. Italian translations of English documents and validation in Court under oath;
  6. Assistance filing Italian citizenship application;
  7. Post filing consultation and assistance for possible follow up questions.

Average Fee Range from €1,350 to €3,880 + taxes (4% or 26.88%)


Italian Citizenship through the Court (1948 Case)

  1. Direct consultation with Client to review Client’s personal needs and expectations;
  2. Advise Client re citizenship application/appeal requirements;
  3. Apply for and obtain Client’s ancestors’ certificates in Italy (released by Italian offices);
  4. Provide information and legal advice regarding applicable rules and regulations;
  5. Legal advice and assistance with respect to the preparation of Italian citizenship appeal;
  6. Prepare Power of Attorney PoA for SLM represent Client before the Italian Court, translate the PoA and validate the translation through the
  7. Italian Court (duty stamp costs not included – approximately EUR 16 or 32 per PoA);
  8. Provide Client with updates on the appeal status;
  9. Draft Court appeal,
  10. Settle Court taxes on behalf of Client (court taxes of approximately EUR 550 – are not included in SLM fees),
  11. File Court appeal along with vital record certificates and Italian translation as required for citizenship appeal purposes;
  12. Telephone consultations and email correspondence with Client throughout the process.


Average Fee: EUR 5,980 + taxes (4% or 26.88%) and disbursements (e.g., duty stamps, Court taxes). This refers to one applicant. Additional applicants in the same family incur a fee that is less, depending on a number of factors.


Terms of business and Fees

To give you an idea of our fees we have listed the average range under each Legal Service Package. Of course each case is different and we adapt our fee structure to the specific scenario. We can customize terms, conditions and fee structure as needed.

After the phone consultation upon your request we you will send you a customized Engagement Letter reflecting your specific case scenario and applicable fees for your approval.


Get Started

If you wish to discuss exclusively about citizenship requirement and application we suggest to complete the citizenship screening form or schedule a consultation with us so that he can review your case circumstances and your goals and advise you accordingly.

We are also able to assist you with more comprehensive advice, including also tax and estate planning implications of acquiring Italian Citizenship.

During the consultation you can discuss your specific case circumstances with an experienced English speaking lawyer and we will provide you with valuable advice accordingly.

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What Our Clients Say

F.C., Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA (from Google reviews)

22 May 2019

Studio Legale Metta is wonderful!!! They help people in the States with legal matters in other countries. They have an excellent understanding of how things are done in the US and in Europe that helped guide us in the right direction. They understood that the legal action we were forced to take was more an affair of the heart then of finances and were very understanding.

They helped us stay calm and do the right thing even though we were emotionally upset. Our case was in Italy. Everyone we spoke with could switch between English and Italian seamlessly to give us a better idea of what was taking place. We worked with many people in their office and everyone was of the same accord. Service and treat the client honorably and with respect.

Nick, Antonio and office staff thank you again for your excellent service and commitment to your clients. We highly recommend Studio Legale Metta!!!

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4 April 2019

Altogether an excellent service. Friendly, professional and efficient. No nonsense or hidden charges, excellent communications.

A thoroughly modern business, geared for and embracing modern times yet giving a welcoming human touch. I would entrust them for my future dealings.

D.W., Hobe Sound, Florida, USA (from Google reviews)

31 January 2019

I’d like to thank the Metta Group for helping me in a transaction this year in Rome, Italy. The entire team especially Mr. Antonio Cammarano were easy to speak with and always available via the phone or email. All were very well versed in American and Italian law.

I can say with great confidence that this transaction would not have occurred without their help. Anyone interested in doing any business in Italy would be well advised to hire this firm for any and all of their legal work. Finally please feel free to contact me directly if you’d like further references or information regarding this outstanding group of attorneys.

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