Could I qualify for Italian citizenship?

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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Could I qualify for Italian citizenship?

Postby jscaduto » 08 Aug 2007, 12:12

could I get dual citizenship through my Great Grandfather? My Great Grandfather (paternal) came over in 1908. He never became a US Citizen. My Grand Father did become a citizen in 1919, I have his naturalization papers. I was told I could claim Italian Citizenship through my Great Grandfather because he never was naturalized. Before I start the process of gathering everything and spending money I want to find out if I even may qualify. Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Could I qualify for Italian citizenship?

Postby JamesBianco » 08 Aug 2007, 14:44

It depends on whether your parent (the child of your grandfather who naturalized in 1919) was born when the father became a citizen. If they were already born (and in the US) then yes you can.

The fact is you can't "skip" a generation, it has to be an unbroken line.

If the child was born after 1919 then unfortunately he/she lost their Italian citizenship rights with their father.


Hope that helps!

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Re: Could I qualify for Italian citizenship?

Postby jscaduto » 09 Aug 2007, 22:35

The Line was broken my father wasnt born until 1930. So I am not eligible. Thanks for the info.


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