I took almost a year off for my citizenship application as I was running into too many issues. I received some clarification last week that has helped me to start the collection of documents again. I was hoping someone can verify my document list and coordinating Apostille/Translation column for me? I want to make sure I am not doing more then I need too.
FYI - I have to go through the Miami office and I am an Italian Citizen by way of GGF - GF - F - Me.
The list looks pretty good, you do not have to translate the declarations. You will have to have your NYC BC authenticated by the NY consulate. For the divorce make sure you have the certificate of no appeal.
A little off subject, but... I checked out your web page and its pretty cool that your maternal side comes from the same village in Italy as my paternal side. Your GGGF was actually born a year after my own GGF. I found this blog of a retired school teacher from Ct. who went to live with her husband in Cervinara and it gives an interesting account of what life is like, and from what it sounds like, life is probably not much different from when our ancestors left for America. Its pretty interesting..... http://draviele.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the information. I know this is a new rule, but do you know why just my Birth Certificate has to be approved from NY? Also, since the divorce happened after I was born, do I really need to show those documents? They really have nothing to do with my citizenship and thought I might just not bring it up .
Italia, Thanks for the link! Very interesting.
Mler, It is a very small world! Especially for Italians (they are everywhere).
The authentication requirement is for documents that will be sent to your comune in Italy for recording and your BC is the only one on the list that meets that criteria. It is possible that some consulate could require that for all your direct line documents.
Most consulates require the divorce documents and you will have to bring it up when you fill out the application.
Nice work! Your list looks very similar to mine (GGF>GF>Mother>Me). I'll be going through the Chicago consulate, and they seem to have slightly different rules.
My parents were divorced also, but I don't have the divorce record. I didn't think it was necessary, but as my appointment date approaches, I'm scrambling to obtain a copy and have it apostilled and translated--just to have every potential issue covered.
I am curious, did your father obtain dual citizenship before you?
Good luck, let me know how it goes with the Divorce documentation. I am still on the fence, but will most likely track it down.
No, my father does not have citizenship and is hoping it works for me so he can use my documents. In fact, I think most of my family will leverage them once I am done (in 2013, since it takes almost 2 years to book a Miami appointment, I here.). The big stop right now is the various middle name issues on the documents I do have (sometimes it is there, sometime not, and sometimes combined with the persons first name), misspellings of my last name on some death certificates, and then my great grandparents do not have a marriage certificate that can be found. I wrote the consulate and they said as long as my great grandfather's name is on my grandfather's birth certificate I should be ok. If not, I can get a letter from an archive specialist saying the document does not exist and that my grandfather is the son of my great grandfather.