Process for Italian Citizenship

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Process for Italian Citizenship

Postby donnawright » 16 May 2012, 11:52

It has been awhile since I read posts about the dual citizenship, and back a a year or so ago there were a lot of posts including about the ability to gain citizenship through the mother. I am pretty sure I qualify since I was born in 1949 and fall within the birth year requirement to apply through my mother. I know I have some work to do and need to find a source of the A-Z of it all. My immediate question is: If I get started by requesting my GFs naturalization record (which I expect to be a no-record situation), is there a time frame that must be adhered to from start to finish - or if not, I have to start over, or some other such penalty?
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Re: Process for Italian Citizenship

Postby Italia1963 » 16 May 2012, 12:54

Depending on the Consulate you would be going through it may be a good idea to have all your documents prior to making your appointment. I am going through the NYC Consulate and when I made my appt. I had about 85 percent of my documents and have been spending the year up to the appt dealing with corrections. I originally thought that the year long wait was way too long but now am grateful that I had this time since I had to go through 2 different state courts to obtain everything to the Consulate's liking.
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Re: Process for Italian Citizenship

Postby JJ313 » 16 May 2012, 14:58

There is no timetable for the process in that once you have a document it will not expire. Appointments on the other hand do vary as Italia1963 points out. At some consulates the wait time is short, several weeks to a few months, at others like NY the wait can be a year or more. If you don't have the required documents for your appointment the consulate can have you schedule another appointment which can cost you a year.
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Re: Process for Italian Citizenship

Postby mler » 16 May 2012, 18:33

Be sure, too, to do a search of county records if you are certain that your gf never naturalized. You will probably also need certified census records that identify your gf as an alien. These can be obtained through NARA.
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Re: Process for Italian Citizenship

Postby marksman23 » 17 May 2012, 00:21

Make an appt to get all the docs together then probably back for another appt. to submit docs.

donnawright wrote:It has been awhile since I read posts about the dual citizenship, and back a a year or so ago there were a lot of posts including about the ability to gain citizenship through the mother. I am pretty sure I qualify since I was born in 1949 and fall within the birth year requirement to apply through my mother. I know I have some work to do and need to find a source of the A-Z of it all. My immediate question is: If I get started by requesting my GFs naturalization record (which I expect to be a no-record situation), is there a time frame that must be adhered to from start to finish - or if not, I have to start over, or some other such penalty?
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