Can my uncle and cousin use my documents?

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Can my uncle and cousin use my documents?

Postby Squigy » 26 Nov 2011, 18:59

Okay, so I'm currently in the process of collecting all the documents I need for dual citizenship - I *hope* to apply by late 2012-early/mid 2013.

Now, I have an uncle and a cousin who are interested in getting it, too - they actually bring it up almost everytime I talk to them. *But*, they live in PA - I live in Texas. So we can't apply together. I was wondering if there's anyway the Consulate could keep the records I submit on file, so THEY won't have to collect them all over again.
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Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone

Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile

Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: Can my uncle and cousin use my documents?

Postby ricbru » 26 Nov 2011, 22:35

Squigy, once you collect all the documents, and you give it with apostille and translations to your closest italian consulate, there is not way to have it back for yourself or to give it to someone else. Your uncle and cousin need to request their certificates for themselves. I hope it helps bye Riccardo

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Re: Can my uncle and cousin use my documents?

Postby jennabet » 28 Nov 2011, 09:32

Ricbru is correct because your uncle and cousin would not be descended from the same set of parents. However, siblings residing in a different consular jurisdiction who do have the same set of parents would be able to apply using copies of your documents and adding originals of their own.

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Re: Can my uncle and cousin use my documents?

Postby reboot365 » 28 Nov 2011, 13:14

I could be completely wrong here, but I was under the impression that if one person in the family was approved in one consulate, other family members could use that case number, and just provide the documents specific to them. So, like if your uncle went first in his consulate, you could submit your parents and your BC and your parents MC in your consulate and use his case number. At least, that's how I interpreted it when it was explained to me before. I'm confused because it's sounding like you have to do the whole application and document retrieval again.

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Re: Can my uncle and cousin use my documents?

Postby Squigy » 28 Nov 2011, 17:34

Thank you all for replying.

Jenna,

So, does that mean after *I* apply, I can make photocopies of my documents, and my siblings in NC and D.C. can apply using those, even though they're not legal? Why couldn't my uncle apply that way, too? I'd still have to submit all the documents for his family (since his parents are my grandparents). Wouldn't he just have to add his *own* personal records?

Reboot,

I thought there was something like that, too...
My Italian surnames:



Caserta: Maietta, Rossano, Tessitore, Negro, Peluso, Musone



Campobasso: D'Andrea, Barile



Catanzaro: Fiorelli/Fiorillo, Romito

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Re: Can my uncle and cousin use my documents?

Postby kontessa » 29 Nov 2011, 08:14

Imho - individuals that want to piggy-back off another family member's file, should first consult the consulate where they intend to apply. I was under the impression, that if the application is in the same line (siblings, parents, children NOT cousins, uncles, etc.) that some of the consulates would accept photocopies of the common documents. I can't recall reading about anyone piggy-backing from outside the direct line. Best to ask DC first before your siblings purchase all of their documents.

A friendly reminder, when the first person submits their application, they would be wise to ask for their case file number since others in the family will need to reference this later on at another consulate. I know of several people who are attempting to obtain their case file numbers from two different consulates (long after they submitted their documents), and they have not been successful.


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