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Citizenship through marriage to an italian citizen

 

Citizenship through marriage to an italian citizen

ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP THROUGH MARRIAGE

You can apply at the Consulate in Miami only if:

●your Italian spouse is registered with us in AIRE (Registry of the Italian nationals living abroad);

and

●you both are resident within the jurisdiction of this Consulate (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama,
Mississippi, Puerto Rico, American Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Caymans, The Dutch Islands of St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas).

General requirements:

●the marriage must be already registered at the Comune in Italy;

●the couple must be married for a minimum of three years, but the time is reduced by half if the couple has children (including adopted children);

●the marriage must be intact, because in case of interruption due to separation, divorce, annulment, or death the naturalization shall be forfeit.

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES MAY AFFECT YOUR ACTUAL CITIZENSHIP, YOU MUST CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES OF YOUR COUNTRY.

By law there are two different procedures:

Procedure 1:

for women married to an Italian citizen before April 27, 1983.

Procedure 2:

for men married to an Italian citizen anytime ;

and for women married to an Italian citizen after April 27, 1983.

PROCEDURE 1

Schedule an appointment bycontacting the Citizenship Office at cittadinanza.miami@esteri.it .

Application fee

As of July 8th, 2014, the application for the recognition of the Italian citizenship through marriage has Consular fee of € 300 payable in US dollars.

The fee is subject to change depending on the exchange rate, the exact amount in US Dollars can be found at tariffario.

The fee is due on the day of the appointment and can be paid only by money order, certified check or cashier’s check in US Dollars, made out to the Italian Consulate General in Miami. Cash will not be accepted.

The application fee is NON REFUNDABLE, regardless of the outcome of the petition.

Documentation required:

●Application form 1;

●Estratto di matrimonio in original, released by the Italian Comune where the marriage has been registered. Find the request form here;

●Your passport;

●Your driver’s licence (or proof of your permanent address);

●Your birth certificate in original with Apostille and translation into Italian.

o for those born in the US the birth certificate (long form) must carry the Apostille from the State in which the certificate was issued, and a translation into Italian.

Certificates reporting only the "Country/State/County" of birth cannot be accepted.

o for those born in a country other than the United States the certificate must also be original and translated into Italian.
Both the certificate and its translation must carry the Apostille or be legalized as per Italian requirements (refer to instructions by the Italian Consular Office in the country where the certificate was issued);

On the day of the appointment you and your husband will be asked to sign an affidavit of no divorce or separation.

PROCEDURE 2

No appointment is required. Since August 1, 2015, the application must be submitted online. The applicant must register with the Ministry of the Interior at https://portaleservizi.dlci.interno.it  and upload in his/her individual account all the required documentation.

Application fee

For the procedure a fee of 250 Euro is due to the Ministry of Interior in Rome and it is payable by international wire transfer. It cannot be paid at the Consulate.

To do the wire transfer, provide your bank with the following references:

Beneficiary
Account name: Ministero dell’Interno D.L.C.I. – Cittadinanza

Bank: Poste Italiane SPA / Banco Posta

Bank address: Viale Europa 175, Roma, Italy

Payment purpose: Applicant’s name, last name: Naturalizzazione per matrimonio

IBAN code: IT54D0760103200000000809020

BIC/Swift Code: BPPIITRRXXX

For Eurogiro transactions: PIBPITRA

Required Documentation

●Birth certificate in original

ofor those born in the US the birth certificate (long form) must carry the Apostille from the State in which the certificate was
issued, and a translation into Italian.

Certificates reporting only the "Country/State/County" of birth cannot be accepted.

o for those born in a Country other than the United States the certificate must also be original and translated into Italian.
Both the certificate and its translation must carry the Apostille or be legalized as per Italian requirements (refer to instructions by the Italian Consular Office in the country where the certificate was issued);

●Estratto di matrimonio in original issued by the Comune in Italy where the marriage has been registered. Find the request form here

●Your passport;

●Criminal records in original issued by the FBI, by the applicant’s State/Country of birth, and by each State/Country where he/she
resided after turning 14.

Please note: criminal records expire six month from the date of issue and will not be accepted unless current. They must be uploaded while still valid.

o the FBI criminal record must have the Apostille by the Department of State in Washington DC, and the translation into Italian. You can request the record by contacting:

Federal Bureau of Investigation

CJIS Division – attn. SCU – MOD / D2

1000 Custer Hallow Road

ClarksburgWV 26306

Tel.: 304-625-4995

o US criminal records issued by the State Law Enforcement Department (not county or city) and must carry the Apostille by the State where they have been issued and the translation into Italian;

o criminal records from a country other than the U.S. must be translated into Italian. Both the record and its translation must carry the Apostille or be legalized as per Italian requirements (refer to instructions by the Italian Consular Office in the country where the certificate was issued);

●Degree on Italian Language (at least B1 level of CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) released by an Italian Public School or by a private Italian School recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education; or a certification released by one of the following Italian Institutions:

  • Universita’ per stranieri of Siena
  • Universita’ per stranieri of Perugia
  • Universita’ Roma TreSocieta’ Dante Alighieri
  • Istituti Italiani di Cultura

●Proof of payment of the 250 Euros fee to the Ministry of Interior.

The Consulate will process the applications in the order in which they were received on the portal of the Ministry of Interior and then will contact the applicant to finalize the application.

On October 5, 2018 the Italian Ministry of Interior established the new term for application’s processing in four years from the date of submission. Requests on the processing status will not be answered before the expiration of said term.


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