How long does it take to get citizenship?

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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How long does it take to get citizenship?

Postby mike123 » 04 Oct 2010, 01:43

Once I have had my appointment, how long will it take for them to let me know if they need more documents or to get me my certificate of citizenship?

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Re: How long does it take to get citizenship?

Postby ricbru » 04 Oct 2010, 15:36

My cousin applied at SF on march 2007 and got it on oct 2008, about 19 months. Usually the burocratic time is 550 days
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 04 Oct 2010, 15:44

On the other side of the equation, I submitted my final application in NYC on June 29, 2008 and had my letter of recognition less than 30 days later (it was actually dated July 11 but must have been held a week or so before mailing).

There are so many variables in this process that it is impossible to come to an accurate prediction for any given case.
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Re: How long does it take to get citizenship?

Postby mike123 » 04 Oct 2010, 16:13

Hm I am going through NYC. I would of course like it A.S.A.P dunno if its worth doing in italy or NYC

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Re: How long does it take to get citizenship?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 04 Oct 2010, 16:25

I would add that some consulates require you wait until your ancestral comune has actually registered your documents and you receive a copy of your "italian birth certificate" before permitting you to apply for an Italian passport. Depending on the comune, this can add from a few weeks to many, many, months to the total processing time.

Lucky for me (at the time in question) NYC was not one of these consulates. I could have gone for my passport the day after receiving my recognition letter if I had wanted to; as a matter of personal convenience, I did not get back to NYC until January, 2009.
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