Citizenship document status

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Citizenship document status

Postby Drew927 » 01 Jan 2010, 18:53

Can anyone tell me if the Consulate keeps the original documents presented.

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Postby PeterTimber » 01 Jan 2010, 19:28

While I do not know it would seem that the Consulate would become the custodian and forward the documents to whatever jurisdiction he deemed necessary. But why the question? =Peter=
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 Jan 2010, 19:29

Drew927 wrote:Can anyone tell me if the Consulate keeps the original documents presented.


Basically, yes.

They will make exceptions for only a few - if you have an ancestor's original naturalization certificate, for example, they will make a photocopy and return the original.

In particular, the apostiled documents will not only be kept, they will actually be forwarded to your ancestral comune in Italy for registration there (that's why they need to be translated into Italian).

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Re: Citizenship document status

Postby Drew927 » 01 Jan 2010, 20:18

Thanks for the Info.
Peter, I asked because My Grandmothers Death Certificate was on loan from my Cousin. She wants it back. I will get an official copy for myself.

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Re: Citizenship document status

Postby PeterTimber » 01 Jan 2010, 20:50

As John said the consulate can as custodian make an official copy to replace the original document and certify that the copy is authentic. This is the usual format used by most authorities but can be discretionary if he/she woke up on the wrong side of the bed that day. =Peter=
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Re: Citizenship document status

Postby Mulé » 04 Jan 2010, 19:45

Yeah I would be interested in retaining my originals, even if it meant paying for this certification process on each and every document.


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