Process for multiple family members claiming citizenship

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Process for multiple family members claiming citizenship

Postby eatncake » 04 Jul 2006, 03:34

Hi!

I am new and just found out about claiming Italian citizenship.

I qualify from my mother-grandfather-great-grandfather, but my Mom, brother and sisters all live in different states under different consulates than me. Does anyone know if I apply what the process is for my siblings and mother to apply? Do we all have to make seperate applications or can they claim their citizenship from me once I obtain it. Or if my mother applies, does it make it easier for me and my siblings to claim citizenship. Thanks!

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Re: Process for multiple family members claiming citizenship

Postby mler » 04 Jul 2006, 04:43

It is my understanding that applicants must apply through the consulate in their own jurisdictions.

Your mother should apply first. Once her citizenship is established, your job is much easier. All you need is proof of her citizenship, her marriage licence, and your birth certificate. The second step should move quickly.

A bit of a pain, but there it is.

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Re: Process for multiple family members claiming citizenship

Postby eatncake » 04 Jul 2006, 19:41

Thanks for the help! I was told by the San Francisco consulate that the soonest I could make an appointment to submit the documents was next July and that it would take 2.5 years after that to process it. If I wait for my mother (who is under the Chicago consulate), I am concerned that it will take 2.5 years for hers to process and then I would have to wait an additional 2.5 years for mine. Any thoughts on how much faster mine application would go if I wait for hers.
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Re: Process for multiple family members claiming citizenship

Postby mler » 05 Jul 2006, 20:59

Is there any way you could claim an address in the Chicago jurisdiction?

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Re: Process for multiple family members claiming citizenship

Postby eatncake » 05 Jul 2006, 21:20

I thought about that, but I am not sure what proof is needed of your address when you apply. My driver's license is from CA.

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Re: Process for multiple family members claiming citizenship

Postby mler » 05 Jul 2006, 23:51

It depends on where you're applying. In NY, for example, an address is enough, and you can use your passport for your photo id. On another website, someone from Boston said that she applied with her sister and mother in NY, and had no problem, so it may be worth checking into.

You may want to go ahead and apply with your mom anyway using her address and presenting your passport as an id. If they questioned it, you can say that you maintain two homes. If they still question it, you then apply in San Francisco; nothing would be lost.


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