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General information


General information


If you are already an Italian citizen and you just need to register your children under 18, please go back to Home Page>Consular Services>Vital Records

Italian citizenship is currently regulated by Law no. 91/1992 (and regulations for its implementation: specifically DPR no. 572 of 12 October 1993 and DPR no. 362 of 18 April 1994) which, in contrast with previous laws, reassesses the importance of individual intention in the acquisition or loss of citizenship and recognizes the right to hold more than one citizenship simultaneously.

Remember that, in general, if you became a foreign national before August 16, 1992, you AUTOMATICALLY LOST YOUR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP

Fulfillments in case of Naturalization after 1992

Italian citizens who acquired another citizenship after the date of August 16th 1992, have retained their Italian citizenship such citizens registered at this Consulate (A.I.R.E.), should send a copy of their naturalization certificate in order to update their personal file.

U.S. – issued certificates (birth, marriage, and death) that are to be recorded in Italy must be in “long form” and bear the Registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal and the date when the certificate was filed with the Registrar’s office. Each document must be accompanied by the”Apostille” (a separate legalization; see the following link for further informations) in compliance with the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961.

Please be advised that documents will not be accepted if there are inconsistencies in either the names or the dates.

When you come to the Consulate (on appointment) and submit all the proper documents, we will check them with you to ascertain if you qualify for the Italian citizenship. If you do, you’ll be able to apply for an Italian passport, but only after your Italian citizenship has been recognized.

Please be aware that even if a single document is missing, incomplete, unreadable, inconsistent or not original, your request will not be processed and you will need to ask for another appointment.