Dual citizenship -- recommendations for assistance?

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 -- recommendations for assistance?

Post by 113yearslater » 30 Jan 2014, 00:38

Hello again!

I'm interested in pursuing Italian dual citizenship, and have gathered the following official stamped/signed documents from the relevant sources:

1) Grandparents' marriage certificate
2) Parents' marriage certificate
3) Mother birth certificate
4) Father's birth certificate
5) My own birth certificate
6) Grandfather's death certificate
7) Grandmother's death certificate

The documents that I do not currently have consist of:

1) My grandfather's official birth record from Italy (I have a picture of a microfilm of his birth record, but that only shows that he was indeed born there and when. It's not sufficient for the dual citizenship process.)
2) My grandfather's official citizenship from Italy.
3) My grandfather's official citizenship or lack thereof from the US. (I don't think he ever became a citizen, but I may be mistaken.)

I know that neither of my mother's parents were US citizens when she was born in 1934. My grandmother became a citizen in 1942, and my grandfather was not a citizen, as he was given an Enemy Alien Registration booklet in February 1942.

At any rate, none of this is entirely important.

Does anyone have any recommendations for lawyers or other paperwork specialists that could help me obtain the three documents that I do not have and could help with the apostilles and translations that I must obtain before submitting my paperwork to the nearest consulate? I'd like to find a service that comes recommended as opposed to just finding one online without any knowledge of what they're like.

tl;dr Can anybody recommend a good service to help me obtain and prepare paperwork for dual Italian citizenship? I know how to find one, but would like a recommendation from someone who's done it. :-)

Mille grazie del fondo del mio cor! (Hope that was right. I'm not kidding when I say that I learned most of my Italian through knowing French and Spanish and knowing a LOT of opera. If you want to know the right vocabulary to use if you're preparing to commit suicide over a murdered lover, I'm your resource. :D )

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