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Reacquisition Of Italian Citizenship

 

Reacquisition Of Italian Citizenship

Reacquisition Of Italian Citizenship

 

According to Italian law, individuals born in Italy who automatically lost the Italian citizenship when they became U.S. citizenship by naturalization before August 16th, 1992, may, under certain conditions, reacquire the Italian citizenship.

Pursuant art. 13 c) of Law n. 91/1992, you may regain the Italian citizenship by establishing your residency in Italy.

The following documents are required:

  1. BIRTH CERTIFICATE (“ESTRATTO PER RIASSUNTO DEL CERTIFICATO DI NASCITA”)
  2. COPY OF ITALIAN PASSPORT (if available)
  3. CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION (original plus a photocopy)
  4. U.S. PASSPORT OR VALID PHOTO ID
  5. DRIVER’S LICENSE (as proof of residency in the jurisdiction of this Consulate)
  6. PROOF OF PAYMENT OF 200 EURO ( see below reference for the bank transfer)

If you became american as a minor (younger than 21 years old until March 10, 1975: younger than 18 years old from the above-mentioned date onwards) you must submit also your parents' birth and marriage certificates, plus their foreign naturalization certificates.

On the date of the appointment, you must come in person to the Consulate, produce the above-mentioned documents and sign a declaration stating that you intend to reacquire the Italian Citizenship by establishing residence in Italy within one year from the date of said declaration.
Please note that U.S. citizens are exempt from visa for Italy for a stay of up to 90 days.

While the required documents need to be processed at the Italian Consulate, the above-mentioned declaration can also be rendered directly at the competent Comune in Italy where you intend to establish your residence.

Remember to have your passport stamped at your arrival at the airport in Italy.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Effective Aug 8, 2009, pursuant to the new Italian law n. 94/2009, the application for acquisition and reacquisition of Italian citizenship, as well as the renounce to and the choice of Italian citizenship, are subject to an application fee of 200 Euros. The fee is not due for the recognition of Italian citizenship "jure sanguinis". The fee must be paid by international bank transfer only. You will need to provide the following data to your bank:

1) Name of the Bank: Poste Italiane S.p.A.
2) Account Name: Ministero dell’Interno D.L.C.I. – Cittadinanza
3) Reference: Legge n. 94/2009 contributo Euro 200
4) IBAN code: IT54D0760103200000000809020
5) BIC/SWIFT: BPPIITRRXXX
Remember that the fee cannot be paid at the Consulate. Proof of payment must be presented to the Consulate along with your application.


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