Italian Citizenship for my mother

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Italian Citizenship for my mother

Postby Tiffiemarie14 » 13 May 2010, 19:40

I have a question about my mother's eligibility for Italian citizenship. My whole family (me, my father, aunts, grandparents) have all had our citizenship recognized Jus Sanguinis (sp?). I want to know if my mother is eligible.

Her and my father got married in 1982 which I believe made her automatically an Italian Citizen since it was before 1983. I want to know if she is still eligible to obtain her citizenship now since they are divorced. They were married for four years. She has since remarried.
Does anyone have any information on this?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 13 May 2010, 19:51

My understanding is that she instantly and irrevocably became an Italian citizen when she married an Italian prior to April 27, 1983. This citizenship would survive the death of, or divorce from, her spouse.

Your best bet is to contact your consulate. I might not even mention the divorce unless asked about it. Simply ask, "I married an Italian citizen in 1982; what documentation must I provide in order to obtain recognition and an Italian passport?"
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Re: Italian Citizenship for my mother

Postby Tiffiemarie14 » 13 May 2010, 20:00

That's what I think too, but now that she is remarried, her last name is different from both her maiden name and also from my (and my father's last name). Therefore, I think I would HAVE to bring up the divorce in order to prove that she is the same person that is listed on their marriage certificate.. what do you think about that?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 13 May 2010, 20:17

Italian women keep their maiden name forever; if she does obtain an Italian passport, it will have her maiden name on it, not her first married name and not her current married name.

So, I don't think this will be an issue. My opinion: she will need her birth certificate, her first husband's Italian birth certificate, her marriage certificate, and some form of proof that her husband was still Italian at the time they married.

My wife and I married in 1982; I had my dual citizenship recognized in 2008. My wife was granted citizenship at the same time and her passport has her maiden name on it. This is not an option; it is the way things are done in Italy.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 13 May 2010, 20:19

PS: Once they have been married long enough (three years? I would have to check), your mother's current husband can apply for Italian citizenship jure matrimoni by virtue of having married an "Italian" woman.

I am 95% certain of it. :)
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Postby Squigy » 14 May 2010, 07:00

johnnyonthespot wrote:PS: Once they have been married long enough (three years? I would have to check), your mother's current husband can apply for Italian citizenship jure matrimoni by virtue of having married an "Italian" woman.

I am 95% certain of it. :)


:lol: I'm sorry, but I find it funny that a man would be able to get citizenship, basically from his wife's first husband. I don't doubt it, but it seems strange.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 14 May 2010, 11:39

Squigy wrote:
johnnyonthespot wrote:PS: Once they have been married long enough (three years? I would have to check), your mother's current husband can apply for Italian citizenship jure matrimoni by virtue of having married an "Italian" woman.

I am 95% certain of it. :)


:lol: I'm sorry, but I find it funny that a man would be able to get citizenship, basically from his wife's first husband. I don't doubt it, but it seems strange.


But he is not! He is getting it from his wife who has become an Italian citizen in her own right.
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Re: Italian Citizenship for my mother

Postby Tiffiemarie14 » 14 May 2010, 21:56

Thanks!

And yes, I am aware that my step-dad can get his bc he has been married to her for like 18 years now! haha I'm sure he will just find that HILARIOUS!

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Re: Italian Citizenship for my mother

Postby Squigy » 15 May 2010, 03:09

johnnyonthespot wrote:
Squigy wrote:
johnnyonthespot wrote:PS: Once they have been married long enough (three years? I would have to check), your mother's current husband can apply for Italian citizenship jure matrimoni by virtue of having married an "Italian" woman.

I am 95% certain of it. :)


:lol: I'm sorry, but I find it funny that a man would be able to get citizenship, basically from his wife's first husband. I don't doubt it, but it seems strange.


But he is not! He is getting it from his wife who has become an Italian citizen in her own right.


Oh, yes, I know. But his wife will have gotten it from her first husband, so by extension, he will have, too.
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