Want to find the best Italian dual citizenship service but don’t know where to start? Look no further!
As an Italian citizenship company, we’ve been in business since 2005. During that time we’ve seen many companies come and go but one thing remains: those who provide a good service at a reasonable price stick around.
In this post, we’ll share what we’ve learned during the course of our time in this industry. We’ll tell you what to look out for, what are some red flags, and what even no service provider can promise. In the end, whether or not you choose our services or someone else’s we hope you’ll at least come away from this post as an educated consumer.
In no particular order here are the things you need to be aware of when looking for the best Italian dual citizenship service.
Does their staff speak Italian?
It may seem obvious but this is really important. A lot of what we do deals with things that require knowledge of Italian. We conduct genealogical research, we talk to Italian government officials, we provide translations into Italian, etc. Sometimes, we have to decipher (very difficult) Italian handwriting from the 1800s. And perhaps most importantly, we have to know Italian citizenship laws.
If your service provider cannot read or speak Italian, there is no real way they can be sure to know about Italian law. Therefore, if you’re looking for the best Italian dual citizenship service make absolutely sure they speak Italian.
Does their staff have Italian dual citizenship?
There’s no better teacher than DIYing! Those who have been through the process firsthand tend to know the most about it. No amount of reading from a book can replace actually being on the other side of an Italian government official when you’re trying to get your citizenship.
Their services are either too expensive… or too cheap
When looking for Italian citizenship services, you may find firms that charge upwards of $35,000 for an application. And on the other end of the spectrum, there are firms charging $2,000. How is it possible there is such a wide discrepancy? There are a number of factors including location of the service provider, overhead, years of experience, etc. But be advised that the vast majority of companies operate somewhere in the middle. Companies that charge too much may have too much bloated overhead which really doesn’t help the client in the long run, and companies that charge too little may be in over their heads and not able to provide you the personalized services you need. Find the sweet spot!
What is their success rate?
Denials can sometimes happen. But they should be few and far between. What is your company’s success rate? Ultimately, no company can be responsible for the decisions of the Italian government, but if they do their job correctly they should have more successes than failures.
What no service can promise you
Remember how we said we would tell you what no service can promise? Here it is: no service can guarantee that you will get your citizenship or that it will happen in a certain amount of time. Why? Simply because the final decision rests with the Italian government. And only the Italian government has the power to process your application. Additionally, consulates are given a wide degree of latitude when it comes to your application. They may choose to accept certain documents and reject others and there is little you can do about it except comply with their requirements.
Furthermore, it may take the Italian government time to process your application. And Italy works on its own schedule – simply put, it will take as long as Italy says it will take for you to be recognized, and no service provider can predict that. Timeframes for Italian dual citizenship always vary, and the government reserves the right to take as long as it wants (within reason).