Dual Citizenship is confusing! HELP ME

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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Dual Citizenship is confusing! HELP ME

Postby leash » 13 Jun 2008, 11:41

I dont get this dual citizenship thing for Italy.

My mother was born is AUstralia which mean she acquired citizenship at birth. But I dont thinks he ever renounced her right to citizenship. How do I find out if she did???

My mum was born in 1959 so is she eligible through her mum, which would then make me eligible?

My grandfather was also born in Australia.

This whole process confuses me!

I am looking at travelling in a year or 2 and would live to get started on my passport ASAP

THNX :-)
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano
I would like to research my family history and find out as much as I can =)

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Re: Dual Citizenship is confusing! HELP ME

Postby mler » 13 Jun 2008, 21:42

You'll need to provide more information or we won't be able to help. Who in your family came from Italy? Did they naturalize? If so, when? Was the child born before or after their naturalization?

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Re: Dual Citizenship is confusing! HELP ME

Postby leash » 13 Jun 2008, 22:16

My nana came from Italy, I dopnt believe she was ever natuaralised (as she hasn't become an Australian citizen.)
My mum was born in 1959,

my grandad is of italian decent his parents are from Italy. I am unsure if they naturalised before are after he was born of it at all.

I am not sure what Australian site to look on to find this information out.
Known surnames- Mollica, Alba, Cannella, Secchitano

I would like to research my family history and find out as much as I can =)

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Re: Dual Citizenship is confusing! HELP ME

Postby mler » 14 Jun 2008, 12:25

Go to the webside of your local consulate, and that will give you all the information you need. Based on the information you provide, you qualify though you mother's maternal line, and possibly through her paternal line (depending on dates).

The good news is that you only need one line to qualify.


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