Current Italian birth laws...

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.
User avatar
goingtorome
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 39
Joined: 08 Feb 2010, 10:57

Current Italian birth laws...

Postby goingtorome » 24 Jan 2011, 08:29

Does anyone know if a child of USA citizen parents is currently born in Italy, can that child become a citizen of Italy--and then its parents?

User avatar
maestra36
Master
Master
Posts: 3422
Joined: 19 Oct 2007, 00:00

Re: Current Italian birth laws...

Postby maestra36 » 24 Jan 2011, 13:32

Not 100% sure of this, but I think that if a child is born in Italy of foreign parents, but uninterruptedly lives there from birth, then he could qualify to become an Italian citizen. Don't know about the parents though.

User avatar
mler
Master
Master
Posts: 1627
Joined: 01 Apr 2006, 00:00

Re: Current Italian birth laws...

Postby mler » 24 Jan 2011, 13:36

If he is born there and lives there, when he reaches his majority, he can request Italian citizenship. This applies only to him, not to his parents. If he returns to the US (or elsewhere) to live, he is no longer eligible. Italian citizenship laws are based on jus sanguinis (birth to an Italian citizen) not jus soli (birth on the soil).

User avatar
maestra36
Master
Master
Posts: 3422
Joined: 19 Oct 2007, 00:00

Re: Current Italian birth laws...

Postby maestra36 » 24 Jan 2011, 13:38

actually I just found the following to further explain the above:

# a child is born on Italian soil, on the condition that the child’s parents:
# are unknown or Stateless; or
# are foreigners who, pursuant to their country’s legislation, do not pass on their own citizenship to their child;
# in cases in which a child has been found abandoned on Italian soil;
# in cases of adoption.

User avatar
goingtorome
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 39
Joined: 08 Feb 2010, 10:57

Re: Current Italian birth laws...

Postby goingtorome » 24 Jan 2011, 14:00

Thanks guys!

User avatar
sceaminmonkey
Master
Master
Posts: 500
Joined: 12 Sep 2010, 19:39

Re: Current Italian birth laws...

Postby sceaminmonkey » 24 Jan 2011, 15:37

I do believe that the parents must also be in Italy legally during thechilds birth For it to count


Return to “Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 4 guests