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Reacquisition of the Italian Citizenship

 

Reacquisition of the Italian Citizenship

REACQUISITION OF THE ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP

For those who lost the Italian citizenship due to naturalization to a foreign Country beforeAugust 16, 1992

To reacquire Italian citizenship in this circumstance, all applicants are required to establish residence in Italy, in a Comune of their choice within one year of submitting their application.

You can apply at the Consulate in Miami only if you are a permanent legal resident in one of the following States: 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.

To schedule an appointment contact the Citizenship Office at cittadinanza.miami@esteri.it

Application fee

Pursuant to Law no. 94/2009, the application for the reacquisition of Italian citizenship is subject to a fee of 250 Euros.

The fee must be paid by international wire transfer, and it cannot be paid at the Consulate.

You need to provide your bank with the following references:

● Name of the beneficiary bank: Poste Italiane S.p.A.

● Beneficiary account Name: Ministero
dell’Interno D.L.C.I. – Cittadinanza

● Reference: Name, Last Name, Legge n. 94/2009
contributo Euro 250

● IBAN: IT54D0760103200000000809020

● BIC/SWIFT: BPPIITRRXXX

 

At your appointment you must bring the following documents:

● birth certificate (“estratto per riassunto del certificato di nascita”) in original. Find the request form here - modulo;

● expired Italian passport (if available);

● certificate of naturalization(original plus a photocopy);

● valid US or other Country passport;

● green card (if applicable);

● driver’s license (or proof of permanent address);

● proof of payment of the 250 euro fee.

Note: If you became citizen of a foreign Country as a minor (younger than 21 years of age until March 10, 1975, or younger than 18 years of age after such a date), you must submit also:

  • your parents’ birth certificates (“estratto per riassunto del certificato di nascita”) in original. Find the request form here - modulo;
  • your parents’ marriage certificate in original. Find the request form here; In case your parents married in a Country other than Italy, the certificate must be translated into Italian; and 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.
  • your parents’ foreign naturalization documents. If your parents became citizens of a Country other than USA, the documentation must be translated into Italian; and both the documents and their translations 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.

You must come in person to the Consulate to sign a declaration of intent to reacquire Italian Citizenship by establishing your residence in Italy within one year from the date of the declaration in a Comune of your choice. The Consulate will take care of sending the declaration to the Comune, and a copy of it will be given to you on the same day.

Before leaving for Italy check the Visa requirement for staying there as a foreigner.

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

Then go to the Comune and follow their instructions on how to establish your residence there for reacquiring the Italian citizenship.

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT THE ABOVE PROCEDURE MAY AFFECT YOUR ACTUAL CITIZENSHIP, YOU MUST CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES OF YOUR COUNTRY.


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