Italy calls. Why not answer?
Wherever you are in the world, we offer you the quality Italian citizenship services you require. Because Italian dual citizenship applications require formalized paperwork, translations, and often involves speaking with Italian government authorities, it may be difficult to go it alone. But don’t worry! There is no shame in hiring a service provider to assist you along the way, and that’s why we’re here.
When you need help, you want to know the answers to the following questions:
- How can I be sure of the quality of my translations?
- How do I know that I am obtaining the documents I’ll need for my application?
- Where do I get everything I need?
- How do I figure out if I qualify?
- What Italian citizenship services do I actually need?
Our services are tailor-made to answer the following questions above (and more). We offer a number of solutions for those seeking Italian dual citizenship, from a la carte translations and document requests to full service applications and assistance applying in Italy.
Frequently asked questions
It all starts with assessing your eligibility. The rules to qualifying are fairly simple and many people of Italian descent do qualify.
Once you qualify, you’ll need to prove your eligibility in black and white. That requires obtaining various vital records – birth, marriage, death, and naturalization – to recreate your family tree.
Then, your documents need to be translated and legalized with an apostille, which is a certification that makes your documents valid for use in Italy. You then go to a consular appointment (or apply directly in Italy) and wait up to 24 months for processing.
Once that’s done, your birth record gets transcribed in your family’s ancestral Italian town and you can then get an Italian passport.
Absolutely not. If you qualify, you’ve been a citizen since you were born. And as it is your birthright, there is absolutely no legal requirement for you to speak Italian.
Yes. Every adult over the age of 18 must pay a 300 euro fee at the moment of their application. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of your application.
Timeframes for Italian citizenship vary wildly due to a number of factors. Per Italian law, your application must be processed within 24 months or less.
Your consulate: For various reasons, some are busier than others. The busier ones tend to free up fewer application spots because they get snapped up fairly quickly.
Your documents: If you have a fairly easy, straightforward application it is possible it may be processed quicker than those who do not.
Discrepancies: If you have discrepancies in your documents, you may need to go to your appointment and receive “homework” from the consulate. Then, you’ll fix the discrepancies to their liking and finally begin the processing of your application.
Applying in Italy vs. at the consulate: Applying in Italy tends to be faster, so keep this in mind if you are in a hurry.
Not unless you want to! Most people apply for Italian dual citizenship at their local consulate in their country of residence. You do not need to apply in Italy, though it is an option.