Quick Question about Required Documents.

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Quick Question about Required Documents.

Postby TheInvisibleFisherman » 29 May 2011, 01:42

Hello all.

My name is Chris and I currently live in Houston, Texas.

I'm attempting to apply for italian citizenship jure sanguinis through my great great grandfather.


Me --> Mother --> Grandmother --> Great Grandfather --> Great Great Grandfather


My question is:

Will the documents from my non-Italian side be required as well by the consulate?



For example:

Might they ask for the birth certificate of my great great grandmother?

Me --> Mother --> Grandmother --> Great Grandfather -- Great Great Grandmother?

A thousand thanks in advance.

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Re: Quick Question about Required Documents.

Postby johnnyonthespot » 29 May 2011, 01:52

Hi, Chris; welcome to our world.

So, I always hate having to do this, but first critical question first: Was your mother born on or after January 1, 1948?

If the answer is no, then Houston, we have a problem. Prior to that date, Italian citizenship was passed only through the male line, hence your mother could not inherit citizenship from her mother.

However, if the answer is yes, well then, you are good to go.

We know that many consulates in the US do not require birth or death certificates for persons not in the direct line - New York City is a prime example. We also know that the consulate's web site is not a good indicator - once again, New York City is a prime example (web site says they require docs from both sides).

As to what Houston requires, I am not certain; you might try searching the forum to see if you can turn up a user with recent Houston experience.
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Re: Quick Question about Required Documents.

Postby TheInvisibleFisherman » 30 May 2011, 06:19

Hi Johnny!

The answer to your question is yes; my mother was born after Jan 1 1948. I have heard rumours in the past about a few discrepancies from consulate to consulate, which now appears to be true.

I did look up some Houston consulate experiences here on the website and it proved to be quite a bit of help. Several people reported that only direct-line documents were required here at the Houston consulate. Shortly after, I went on their website and downloaded their "scheme" at the link:

http://www.conshouston.esteri.it/Consol ... tadinanza/

It appears that they are indeed only interested in the direct-line documents. I do realize that this is only a pre-eliminary form for the determination of eligibility for citizenship. However, I think its safe to assume that the required documents will be only those corresponding to the individuals referred to in the "scheme".

Again thanks for your help.

Chris.


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