Italian citizenship cost may vary depending on a number of factors.Those who go the DIY route can expect to spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. The final price may vary according to the number of generations you go back to your last Italian-born ancestor, the number of documents needed, the number of amendments to records needed, and the number of translations. For those opting to work with an Italian dual citizenship service provider, keep reading for information about our services and fees.
Italian citizenship cost chart
Italian Vital Records
We obtain Italian birth, marriage, and death records from all across Italy. If your records can't be found at the comune (municipality) level, we'll search local and regional archives. Our office is also able to obtain the stato di famiglia document which, while not needed for Italian dual citizenship, is an excellent family resource. The stato di famiglia (Certificate of Family Status) shows all the events in a family from the beginning of its constitution. It shows changes in residency or other changes like birth, marriages, and deaths in chronological order. Some towns started keeping these records as early until 1870 but it was not widespread until sometimes as late as 1930 in Southern Italy. Fee: $200 per birth, marriage, or death record request. $250 per stato di famiglia request. This includes preparation of the record request, follow-up contacts by our office, obtainment of the actual certificate or letter of no records found, shipping to your home address. Timeframe: 3 to 8 months depending on the turnaround time of the Italian comune and complexity of the research.
Our office provides expert translations of records for your Italian dual citizenship application. Fees: $65 per page for birth and marriage certificates; $75 per page for death certificates. Translations of divorce records and other multi-page, long-form content is quoted on a case-by-case basis. The fee includes complete, word-for-word translation of your non-Italian records into Italian by an experienced native speaking translator, mirroring all formatting of the original records. Timeframes: Birth and marriage records typically take 10-14 business days for translation; adoption, criminal record, background checks, and divorce records typically take 14 business days for translation. Click here to contact us and order translations.
US Naturalization Records
In accordance with Italian consulate guidelines, we search with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to obtain your Italian ancestor’s naturalization record or official statement of non-existence of a record from USCIS in Washington, D.C., the National Archives, and State and County Courts. If your ancestor never became a US citizen, we search and review the 1910, 1920, and 1930 US Census Reports and government Alien Files. Fees: $500 for a naturalization record suite. Timeframes: 30 days to 12 months depending on complexity of your project and government turnaround times.
US Vital Records
US Vital Records Our office can obtain birth, marriage, death, divorce records, and criminal background checks from all 50 states in accordance with American law and in the format necessary for apostilling. Procurement of US vital records is limited to clients choosing our full service Italian dual citizenship packages and clients obtaining Italian citizenship via marriage. For clients choosing to obtain their own documents, we offer apostille services. Each US state charges a different, varying fee for vital records and apostilles which range from $5 to $50. Get Italian Citizenship charges for order processing, cost of the document, postage, customer support, identity verification and authentication, and direct communication with the US government and state agencies on your behalf. Fees: Vary, starting from $100. Timeframes: Varies depending on the state apostille authority that will be issuing your documents.
Full Service Packages
A full service Italian dual citizenship package includes all vital records (birth, marriage, death, and naturalization) for all ancestors in each generation leading back to you. It also includes Italian translations and legalizations (apostilles), as well as all forms you will need for your appointment and your very own consular appointment under your name. Fees: Starting at $5,000.
Applications in Italy
Includes everything within the full service Italian dual citizenship package (vital records, translations, legalizations) as well as on the ground assistance finding accommodations, obtaining residency, handing in your application, permit to stay obtainment, and passport pick up. Fees: Starting at $8,000.