This article will outline the eligibility requirements and the application process in respect of acquiring Italian citizenship by marriage and residency. It will also explain the changes in recent years in citizenship law in relation to the two pathways, as the information is relevant for those who are applying for Italian citizenship through eithe...

The three main avenues to apply for Italian citizenship are by descent, marriage, and naturalization. You might wonder if you can apply online, but the answer primarily depends on which of the above routes you take. In short, applications for marriage and naturalization can be mostly done online, while descent applications need to be handled in per...

In the past few years, the Italian real estate market has been attracting millions of potential buyers and investors who are fascinated by Italy’s culture, landscapes and cuisine, among many other factors. One of the first questions that investors ask when they approach the Italian real estate market is: how much does it cost to purchase or rent a...

If you are confident that you’re eligible for Italian citizenship by descent, there are numerous documents you’ll need to acquire to prove the connection to your Italian ancestor. Which documents do you need, though, and which forms should you include? How do the forms differ between applying at a consulate and applying at a municipality? We cover...

This article will provide some key guidance and information regarding how to book an appointment to apply for citizenship by descent at an Italian consulate, both in the U.S. and abroad. It will also provide further information that will be helpful to you as you seek your Italian citizenship. Role of the consulate A consulate represents a state in...

Congratulations on becoming an Italian citizen and obtaining your passport. What should happen next? Regardless of whether you applied through the court system or an Italian consulate, there are a couple of steps you should focus on. You applied through the court system If you applied through the court system, your final judgment declaring you as a...

In recent years many people around the word, and particularly in the U.S., have started looking into the possibility of applying for Italian citizenship due to the benefits that it entails, from the freedom of movement in the EU to the investment opportunities in Italy’s real estate market. There are several ways to acquire Italian citizenship; it...

Since its foundation in 2013, Italian Citizenship Assistance (ICA) has helped hundreds of citizens with Italian descent around the word to obtain an Italian passport thanks to Attorney Marco Permunian and his team of professional genealogists, translators, attorneys and dual citizenship experts both in Italy and in the United States.   ICA has grow...

Would you like to apply for Italian citizenship by descent? Do you believe you meet all the eligibility requirements to do so?   The steps to apply for Italian citizenship jure sanguinis can be rather lengthy and sometimes complicated, therefore this article will provide you with a detailed explanation of all the stages involved in submitting an ap...

Did you know that local courts in Italy have been granted the authority to process applications for Italian citizenship by descent? In other words, citizenship cases which include a female ancestor who gave birth to her child prior to January 1, 1948 will no longer be decided by the Civil Court of Rome only.  In fact, on December 24, 2021 the Itali...