Apply at a consulate

Hire us to compile a consular application for your Italian dual citizenship.

We’ll put together a full packet of documents for your big day. This includes everything you will need to show up prepared. Your application will have all the vital records you’ll need plus translations and legalizations.

We have generous discounts available for family members applying at the same time.

Full service consular application packages

Sometimes getting Italian dual citizenship can be overwhelming. You might not know all the information you need to find your last Italian-born ancestor’s date or place of birth. Or you might not speak Italian fluently enough to read archaic records from the early 1900s.

That’s where we come in. We’ve been doing this since 2005. Italian dual citizenship is “our thing.” Simply hand off the hard work to us and you’ll be prepared on the day of your application.

Our Italian dual citizenship packages include:

  • All vital records including birth, marriage, death, and naturalization records
  • Translations of these records into Italian by an expert Italian translator
  • Legalizations to ensure your documents will be accepted for use in Italy

Some helpful info about applying for Italian dual citizenship at a consulate

Some states are stricter than others

New York has some of the strictest laws in the country regarding vital records.

In New York State (outside of the 5 boroughs of NYC), applicants need a court order to obtain the birth certificate of deceased persons. Even if the person whose birth certificate you need is a parent, you will need a court order. The only exception to this rule is a parent obtaining a birth certificate for a deceased child; in these cases, a parent can obtain a record without a court order.

When a court order is needed, an applicant must sue New York State to unseal the record. This is known as an Article 78 petition. Essentially, you must ask the court to overturn a New York State administrative agency’s decision regarding how the original record is sealed.

If you need a court order to obtain a birth record in New York State, we will immediately let you know. Our firm can assist you in obtaining one. We have helped dozens of clients unseal records in New York State.

Dealing with discrepancies

Due to the age of your documents as well as the use of Italian and English, your documents may have discrepancies.

There are usually two types of discrepancies:

  • “Anglicized” spellings of names

  • Major discrepancies

Anglicized spellings

Consulates will usually be more lenient on these discrepancies. For example, if your grandfather was named Giovanni but used the name John in America with all other information (last name, date of birth, spouse’s name, etc.) being the same, the consulate may let this slide.

Major discrepancies

Things like going from Giovanni to Harold, having different birth dates, places, spouse’s names, etc. will ring alarm bells for a consulate. Even if the discrepancies truly refer to the same person, it is plausible that they could also be two separate people.

In these cases, it is likely that the consulate will require you to amend the documents. Depending on the state of issue, you may be able to amend them or add aliases without a court order. In other states, court orders may be needed.

A court order to amend records is colloqually called an order of “One and the Same Person.” In such case, an applicant can use all known vital records as evidence and ask a court to declare they all refer to the same person. All discrepancies at once can be cured with this court order.

If you need an order of One and the Same Person, we will let you know. Our firm has helped dozens of clients obtain one.

Our guarantee

We can guarantee to put together a completed list of documents according to your consulate’s specifications. This includes all vital records, legalizations, and translations.

But because the final decision on your citizenship rests with the Italian government, we cannot guarantee results.

Ready to get your Italian dual citizenship application started? Contact us today for more info!