do I qualify for dual citizenship?

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do I qualify for dual citizenship?

Postby chicagomom » 29 Sep 2009, 22:59

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Do I qualify for dual citizenship?

My father David Oliva was born in Philadelphia PA in Dec. 13, 1927.

His father, Dominick Michael Oliva was born in Philadelphia PA in 1902.

His father's father, John Oliva, was born in Milazzo, Sicily in 1867 and according to census records immigrated to the US in 1890 and married Christina Campanella (given name Maria Christina Campanella) in 1898. Footnote.com has documentation that John naturalized in 1917; the 1920 census states that his wife Christina also naturalized in 1917 but I can't find a naturalization document for her. Christina was born in Messina, Sicily in Sept. 29, 1881 and came to the US in 1885.

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Re: do I qualify for dual citizenship?

Postby JamesBianco » 30 Sep 2009, 12:37

Since Dominick was born in The US 15 years before his father John Naturalized, you do qualify for dual citizenship.

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Re: do I qualify for dual citizenship?

Postby chicagomom » 30 Sep 2009, 12:53

Thanks for the information.

Next I need to obtain birth certificates for John/Giovanni and Christina. John was born in Milazzo and Christina was born in Messina. Can anyone tell me the best way to get these?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: do I qualify for dual citizenship?

Postby jwazevedo » 01 Oct 2009, 03:43

You can write to the comuni for these certificates. You'll find lots of info on writing the letters elsewhere on this forum. (It's a common question!)

Good luck!
Jerry


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