Dual citizenship

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Dual citizenship

Postby carolracana » 09 Sep 2013, 00:57

GF & family became Naturalized in 1921. At that time my father was 16ys old.
Would GF have had to give up Italian citizenship to become US citizen & would that include his wife & all of their children?
If so where would I find his renouncing his Italian citizenship? If so, then I am guessing I cannot apply?
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Re: Dual citizenship

Postby mler » 09 Sep 2013, 02:39

Where was your father born? Your grandfather lost Italian citizenship when he naturalized, but your father would only lose citizenship if he, too, was born in Italy.

If your father was born in the US, go right ahead and apply.
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Re: Dual citizenship

Postby carolracana » 23 Sep 2013, 19:34

No father was also born in Italy..........so now know that I cannot apply........wish I had know this before I spent so much time looking for the answers.
Thank you so much
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Re: Dual citizenship

Postby mler » 26 Sep 2013, 02:19

Is there any possibility through your mother's line?
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Re: Dual citizenship

Postby carolracana » 03 Mar 2014, 00:20

Doubt it........mother was born in US......her parents were both born in Italy. Believe they both became citizens in 1905-1907
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Re: Dual citizenship

Postby mler » 03 Mar 2014, 02:19

You do know, of course, that you can obtain citizenship by residing in Italy for three years. If your goal in obtaining citizenship is to live there, this may be a way to go.

You may not work in Italy during that time, but given the year of your father's birth, you may be of retirement age and would not need to.
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Re: Dual citizenship

Postby carolracana » 03 Mar 2014, 03:30

Thanks for information, but it would be my daughter & she would have to work. Too young to retire
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Re: Dual citizenship

Postby mler » 03 Mar 2014, 18:40

I will PM you.
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