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Documents for citizenship

Postby air5plane » 16 Nov 2010, 19:51

I have (I think) the necessary documents for dual citizenship but in talking to another member I need certified copies. The records I have have a stamp stating "for genealogical purposes only". Is that good enough to apply for citizenship? I still need to get some of them translated.

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Re: Documents for citizenship

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 17 Nov 2010, 00:05

Sorry Tina, but the consulates require official copies w/ a raised seal. They also will require you to have an apostille attached to each doc. The Apostille makes a US doc valid in Italy. But on the plus side, you'll be able to make sure you actually qualify with the docs you have :)
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Re: Documents for citizenship

Postby air5plane » 17 Nov 2010, 00:14

How do I request a certified copy of a birth, marriage and death certificate?

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Re: Documents for citizenship

Postby air5plane » 17 Nov 2010, 00:18

Also, I have my parents original document that they were sent from Michigan when they got married. Will I have to forfeit that document in the process of dual citizenship?

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Re: Documents for citizenship

Postby bene2950 » 17 Nov 2010, 00:34

Tina
If you are applying for the marriage certificate in Michigan, the website is: www.michigan.gov/vitalrecords That will give you all the information you need for Michigan birth, marriage, and death certificates. If you get a certified copy of the marriage certificate you will not have to forfeit the document you have. They will do the apostille at the same time. Make sure you request the apostille when you order the certificates.

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Re: Documents for citizenship

Postby air5plane » 17 Nov 2010, 01:08

bene2950 wrote:Tina
If you are applying for the marriage certificate in Michigan, the website is: www.michigan.gov/vitalrecords That will give you all the information you need for Michigan birth, marriage, and death certificates. If you get a certified copy of the marriage certificate you will not have to forfeit the document you have. They will do the apostille at the same time. Make sure you request the apostille when you order the certificates.


bene2950,

Thanks for the Michigan information. I went through the whole ordering process and at no time does it say they have the record I am looking for. That's a lot of trust to give them for $67.25. (unbelievable) Any suggestions?

Tina

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Re: Documents for citizenship

Postby bene2950 » 17 Nov 2010, 01:10

I had very good dealings with them. They even called me because I had the wrong date and took care of it over the phone. It really worked for me. Did you have them do the apostille at the same time.

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Re: Documents for citizenship

Postby air5plane » 17 Nov 2010, 01:17

I have a "marriage booklet" that my mom gave me so I have the correct names and date, it's just that if I want it delivered in a secure way (UPS) then I have to pay an additional $19+ for shipping.

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Re: Documents for citizenship

Postby bene2950 » 17 Nov 2010, 01:26

I have used regular mail on all my documents. Have spent over $500 so far. Still more to go. Have fun doing your research.

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Re: Documents for citizenship

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 17 Nov 2010, 14:39

Ciao Tina,

It's an expensive process. I've spent over $1,000 so far and have more to go yet. The most expensive part for you will probably be the translations. It really just depends on how much Italian Citizenship is worth to you, it does take a lot of money and time.
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