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Welcome to the #1 resource for all things Italian dual citizenship. At Get Italian Citizenship, we source Italian and U.S. documents, provide Italian translations, and can even compile a completed application for your use at the consulate or directly in Italy.
Italian dual citizenship by descent
Italian dual citizenship can be obtained either through your paternal or maternal family. There are no generational limits as long as you qualify. We can help you determine if you qualify for Italian dual citizenship, and the best steps to ensure a successful application.
Apply for Italian dual citizenship at a consulate
Hire us to compile as little as just one document you need or a whole suite of vital records, translations, and legalizations. This way, you can rest assured that your Italian dual citizenship application is perfect for handing in at your Italian consulate.
Apply for Italian dual citizenship directly in Italy
Skip the long consular wait times for recognition of Italian citizenship by descent. Hire us to compile a completed suite of documents and help you apply on the ground. We’ll walk you through the whole process and even include accommodations!
About Get Italian Citizenship
Get Italian Citizenship is an Italian dual citizenship service provider. If it has to do with Italian dual citizenship, we can assist you!
Owned and operated by a dual U.S./Italian citizen, we’ve been helping clients obtain Italian citizenship jure sanguinis (aka Italian dual citizenship) since 2005. This is our full time and only job.
Since our inception we’ve strived to become the #1 resource for all things Italian dual citizenship. Even if you don’t choose our services, we hope that you come away from our website with the tools you’ll need for a successful dual Italian citizenship application. We even have information about what happens at an Italian dual citizenship appointment so you can know what to expect.
We proudly serve the Italian American community and share your passion for returning to your roots!
What is Italian dual citizenship?
Put simply, Italian dual citizenship (also known as Italian citizenship jure sanguinis or Italian citizenship by descent) means having an Italian passport in addition to your native citizenship.
“Jure sanguinis” is Latin for “right of the blood.” Italian citizenship is passed down from parent to child. As long as even just one parent was an Italian citizen (or eligible for Italian dual citizenship), that parent passes down Italian citizenship to his or her child at birth. That child, in turn, later passes on his or her citizenship to all future generations in an unbroken chain of Italian dual citizenship. In this way, people who have just one Italian ancestor often find they qualify for Italian citizenship by descent (Italian citizenship jure sanguinis).
Many people of Italian descent are entitled to dual citizenship with Italy just by virtue of their heritage alone. You can see the rules for qualifying for Italian citizenship for Americans here.
Doesn’t affect your U.S. citizenship
Relatively affordable to obtain
A way to honor your heritage
Unlocks better career opportunities
Gives you access to the European Union
Your Italian passport is closer than you think!
To get started on your journey towards Italian citizenship by descent, just follow these four key steps.
And when in doubt, don’t forget that you can always contact us for help!
Figure out if you qualify
When getting Italian citizenship, figuring out if you qualify is the first step. Luckily, we’ve set up a handy page with all the info you’ll need to know about eligibility.
Make your appointment
With long consular wait times in some jurisdictions, it’s best to make your appointment first. If applying in Italy instead of the U.S., you can skip this step.
Gather your documents
You can gather your documents on your own to consular or Italian specifications, or you can hire us to do all the heavy lifting for you. We love gathering documents!
Apply where you like
Once everything is done, you can then apply at your local Italian consulate or with our assistance directly in Italy during a citizenship vacation. La dolce vita, for sure.
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