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dual nationality

Postby joyse » 25 Jun 2016, 20:22

Hi all
I was born in England 1946
Father England 1909
Grandmother England 1890
Great Grandfather Italy 1850

Cannot find any naturalisation
Do not know exactly when GGF came to England

Any chance of dual nationality?

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Re: dual nationality

Postby mler » 26 Jun 2016, 00:20

Italy was unified in 1859. If your grandfather was still an Italian citizen when your father was born in England, you qualify. This means either that he never naturalized or naturalized after 1909.

Just out of curiosity, does this question have anything to do with Brexit?

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Re: dual nationality

Postby joyse » 29 Jun 2016, 21:55

Hi mler

We have wanted to move over to Italy for quite a few years but have been waiting till we retire as we have a business. Brexit has made us think!!!! If we moved to where my family came from we would be fine but it is really remote and I couldn't cope with the roads with no barriers :roll: Will look into further to see if I qualify. Thank you very much for your reply. x

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Re: dual nationality

Postby mler » 30 Jun 2016, 01:23

If there is an unbroken line to your ggf (or perhaps gf), you qualify.

It is really worth the effort because it will give you so many options.

Best of luck.

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Re: dual nationality

Postby joyse » 30 Jun 2016, 13:59

Thanks Mark :)

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Re: dual nationality

Postby R78 » 30 Jun 2016, 17:38

Doesn't naturalisation also affect children if they were minors at the time of the parent's naturalisation? I've seen this mentioned but not sure if it's accurate.

Also, I'd appreciate any advice on my eligibility:

GGF Italy 1881 (+ GGM Italy 1895)
GM England 1922
M England 1948

We're not aware of any naturalisation and I haven't been able to find any evidence in the records.

Joyse, in case you didn't know, the naturalisation records are searchable on the National Archives Office website, and we need to present an apostilled declaration from them stating that there is no record, or the date of naturalisation.

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Re: dual nationality

Postby mler » 01 Jul 2016, 17:43

It only affect minors who, because they were born in another country, naturalize with their parents. If your grandmother was born in England, she was born with English citizenship and would not be affected by her parents' naturalization.

Based on the information you provide, you seem to qualify.

If you can use your ggf's line, you can apply at the consulate. If, through your ggm, you would have a 1948 case.

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Re: dual nationality

Postby R78 » 02 Jul 2016, 11:52

mler wrote:It only affect minors who, because they were born in another country, naturalize with their parents. If your grandmother was born in England, she was born with English citizenship and would not be affected by her parents' naturalization.

Based on the information you provide, you seem to qualify.

If you can use your ggf's line, you can apply at the consulate. If, through your ggm, you would have a 1948 case.


Thanks mler! Good to know.


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