What if you qualify for Italian dual citizenship but cannot seem to obtain an appointment at your consulate? Or, what if you have an appointment but it’s very far into the future? Under Italian law, you may be able to skip the consulate and apply directly via various types of court applications.
The Court of Rome is the only competent jurisdiction in Italy to deal with bloodline (jure sanguinis) Italian citizenship cases. Our attorneys can represent you and attend meetings and hearings on your behalf so you can claim your Italian Citizenship by descent.
Citizenship through the Court of Rome
If you apply through the Court of Rome, you do not have to be in Italy and can be represented by one of our attorneys at your court application.
The following are various types of court applications through which you can bring an action before the Court of Rome against the Ministry of the Interior.
1) When you cannot get a consular appointment
If you are not able to obtain an appointment at your local consulate, this may be a violation of your rights as an Italian citizen. You may be able to hire one of our attorneys to represent you in court.
2) When the consulate takes more than two years to process your application
If the consulate takes more than two years to file your application (from the day you filed it), you may be able to seek recognition via the courts.
If you want to know what happens at an Italian consular appointment, click here.
3) When your appointment is more than two years away
Just like the above, this condition is set by judicial precedents. If your appointment is more than two years into the future, you may be able to seek Italian dual citizenship via the courts.