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RECOGNITION OF ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP

RECOGNITION OF ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP “JURE SANGUINIS” This is the case of descendants of Italian citizens who wish to have their Italian citizenship recognized.

 

 

Who is entitled - categories 

If you were born in the United States or a Country other than Italy you can be recognized an Italian citizen if any one of the categories listed below applies to you:

  1. YOU FATHER WAS BORN IN ITALY AND WAS AN ITALIAN CITIZEN at the time of your birth (had not become American/other Foreign Country citizen yet) and you never renounced your Italian citizenship; 

  2. YOUR MOTHER WAS BORN IN ITALY AND WAS AN ITALIAN CITIZEN at the time of your birth (had not become American/other Foreign Country citizen yet), you were born after January 1, 1948 (Italian women could not transmit the citizenship to their children prior to such date), and you never renounced your Italian citizenship; 

  3. YOUR PATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS BORN IN ITALY, YOUR FATHER WAS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES OR A COUNTRY OTHER THEN ITALY, and your paternal grandfather was still an Italian citizen at the time of his birth (had not become American/Foreign Country citizen yet) , neither you nor your father ever renounced your Italian citizenship; 

  4. YOUR MATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS BORN IN ITALY, YOUR MOTHER WAS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES OR A COUNTRY OTHER THEN ITALY, and your maternal grandfather was still an Italian citizen at the time of her birth (had not become American/other Foreign Country citizen yet) , you were born after January 1, 1948 (Italian women could not transmit the citizenship to their children prior to such date),  and neither you nor your mother ever renounced your Italian citizenship; 

 

  1. YOUR PATERNAL OR MATERNAL GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS BORN IN ITALY , YOUR PATERNAL OR MATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES OR A COUNTRY OTHER THAN ITALY, and your paternal or maternal great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his son’s birth (had not become American/Foreign Country citizen yet), neither you nor your father or mother, or your grandfather ever renounced your/their Italian citizenship. Please note: a grandmother born before 1/1/1948 can claim Italian citizenship only from her father and can transfer it only to children born after 1/1/48. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE SPECIFIC CASES WHICH MAY NOT BE DEALT WITH IN THE ABOVE-MENTIONED CATEGORIES. THOSE SHALL BE EVALUATED BY THE FIRM.  CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO.

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