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Certain % italian

Postby mike123 » 28 Sep 2010, 22:47

I noticed on the consular website it state for people who are applying through great grandparents that my grandparents must be born from italian parents. Does the consulate care that one is not 100% italian? stupid question just thought I would throw it out there :oops:

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Sep 2010, 22:52

Tell us more. Which consulate? Which web page?

Most of these pages seem to be translated from original Italian text. Translated badly, in many cases...
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Re: Certain % italian

Postby mike123 » 28 Sep 2010, 23:17

the NYC consulate. Does it matter if I am only 1/4 but because of the laws I still qualify?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 Sep 2010, 23:30

The site is poorly worded. In fact, for births prior to January 1, 1948, the mother's Italian citizenship or lack thereof is meaningless because citizenship was passed only from the father at that time.
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Re: Certain % italian

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 28 Sep 2010, 23:31

As far as I understand, the right to Italian citizenship is based on an unbroken bloodline to an Italian citizen. As long as your ancestor who immigrated to the US from Italy did not naturalize until AFTER his/her child was born (that you are claiming through), then the right to citizenship was passed on "by the blood". Your percentage makes no difference.
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