Dual Citizenship App w/the Philadelphia Italian Consulate

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Dual Citizenship App w/the Philadelphia Italian Consulate

Postby maddief » 08 Jun 2007, 18:18

Has anyone here applied for and obtained dual citizenship through the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia? I am currently gathering all the necessary documents and was wondering if it's simply a matter of presenting the necessary documents and walking out the same day with dual citizenship or if the Consulate does it's own research and takes its time. I'd be grateful to anyone who might have helpful anecdotes.

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Re: Dual Citizenship App w/the Philadelphia Italian Consulat

Postby ricbru » 08 Jun 2007, 19:15

Consulate don't make research for you.
You need to have all the civil record from italy, all the civil record from USA, civil record of USA need translations and apostille from Secretary of State.
After that you call for an appointment, and on that day you give all the papers you have, and you wait at least one year to have your certificate of italian citizenship
I hope it helps, bye Riccardo

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Re: Dual Citizenship App w/the Philadelphia Italian Consulat

Postby maddief » 09 Jun 2007, 13:03

I realize that I have to provide all the documentation but I didn't realize that it took so long for them to process it! Can anyone else confirm that it takes about 1 year?

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Re: Dual Citizenship App w/the Philadelphia Italian Consulat

Postby mler » 09 Jun 2007, 16:44

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if everything is complete in one year, you are lucky. Many people have found the wait to be considerably longer.


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