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...

One of the first questions people ask themselves when they discover that they are eligible to apply for Italian citizenship by descent is: how long does it take to get citizenship? or will I receive a passport on the same day I submit my citizenship application?  In order to answer these questions this article will analyze the three potential pathw...

Many countries around the world allow for dual citizenship, such as the United States, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Spain, to name a few. While many countries have rather strict eligibility requirements, Italian citizenship by descent is relatively easy to obtain, provided that you can prove an unbroken chain of Italian descendants. Furthermore, unl...

You’ve made the decision to apply for Italian citizenship with a spouse and/or children. So what does that look like? Does each family member need to go through the application process? To say it simply, not exactly. This article will outline everything you need to know if you are considering applying for Italian citizenship and you would like to e...

Italy is one of the most attractive destinations in the EU; it is known for its cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes, mild weather and some of the most celebrated food and beverages, among other reasons. It comes as no surprise that many retirees look to Italy as one of their top options to spend their golden years; in fact, Italy is even simple...

In 2021 we published an article about the surge of applications for Italian citizenship by descent among U.S. citizens with Italian ancestry, and we observed that the increase was correlated to the outbreak of the health emergency in 2020. Together with a number of other factors, the health emergency produced a drastic change in people’s livelihood...

Buying a property in Italy consists of a number of stages which might sound daunting from both a legal and bureaucratic point of view, especially to foreigners who do not speak Italian. Therefore, this article will aim to explain the main stages of the purchasing process in Italy in order for you to have a better understanding of the requirements t...

Italy has always been an inspirational destination which attracts millions of tourists each year who come from every corner of the world to discover the country’s picturesque landscapes, explore its cities and museums, and taste the immense variety of regional dishes and wines. In the past few years Italy has also become one of the most attractive...

Among the benefits of applying for Italian citizenship jure sanguinis and obtaining an Italian passport is the ability to live in Italy and anywhere in the European Union without any time restrictions or limitations. However, not everyone has Italian ancestry or meets the eligibility requirements to apply for Italian citizenship by descent. If this...

If you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for Italian citizenship by descent you might spark the interest of some of your immediate and non-immediate family members who might also be eligible to apply. Indeed, sharing the journey to becoming an Italian citizen with your dear ones is an exciting opportunity and it is likely that you will fin...