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by mler
15 Sep 2018, 21:20
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Missing Document Question
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Missing Document Question

Yes, your friend should understand that the “no record” letters and explanation would likely not be sufficient for the consulate. As I noted earlier, and as jennebet confirms, the census records are required to substantiate a no-naturalization claim. Although the consulates are aware that the census...
by mler
15 Sep 2018, 19:56
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Dual Citizenship Help
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Dual Citizenship Help

NY, Japan, Singapore—I was right. You do still resent your banning from the Tapatalk forum. (BTW, it should be NJ). And for those who are a bit confused, those are the locations in which the Tapatalk moderators reside. Understand, jennebet, that one doesn’t need to live in Italy to be well informed ...
by mler
15 Sep 2018, 18:38
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Missing Document Question
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Missing Document Question

I was going through some of the posts re missing birth certificates, and it appears this is not an infrequent problem. Some posters look to baptism certificates and/or attempt to obtain delayed birth certificates. It is very possible that the record of birth filed with the state would qualify as a d...
by mler
15 Sep 2018, 16:39
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Missing Document Question
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Missing Document Question

NARA is a national archive and does not hold county records, and it is my understanding that the consulates ask for these records as well. Unfortunately, proving no naturalization is often more difficult than proving that a naturalization took place at the right time. The consulates are often suspic...
by mler
15 Sep 2018, 15:56
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Dual Citizenship Help
Replies: 22
Views: 388

wrRe: Dual Citizenship Help

Of course, changes in the citizenship law are not influenced by the burgeoning business involving 1948 cases. However, clearly a change in the law would result in a loss of business for lawyers who specialize in such cases. It would also result in an increased burden at the consulate level. To simpl...
by mler
15 Sep 2018, 02:11
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Missing Document Question
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Missing Document Question

Generally, missing documents not in the citizenship line are not too problematic. Perhaps she can obtain an affidavit from her mother attesting to the fact that this man was indeed her father but they were not married and have no contact with him. I would be more concerned about the “naturalization”...
by mler
12 Sep 2018, 21:34
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor

This is from the London consulate website and is the most thorough explanation I’ve found. 2. by signing a declaration: * directly at the Municipality of residence in Italy; * or alternatively at the Italian Embassy/Consulate and taking up residence in Italy no later than one year from the date of t...
by mler
12 Sep 2018, 21:02
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor

Italian citizenship law is quite generous, and people are permitted to trace their line back many generations. Unfortunately, some are left out because, although each change in the law became more generous, few changes were made retroactive. Today, Italians who naturalize do not lose citizenship, bu...
by mler
12 Sep 2018, 20:50
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Dual Citizenship Help
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Dual Citizenship Help

Yes. Look through the 1948 thread on this and on other citizenship forums. There are several lawyers who specialize in 1948 cases and they will guide you through the process. You may want to check several as the fees vary. Understand that the consulates rigidly enforce the law that prohibited Italia...
by mler
12 Sep 2018, 20:30
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor

Please let your cousin know that she doesn’t need to reside in Italy for a year. That was the initial requirement, but it now remains only for those who go to Italy and apply for reacquisition there. If she goes through the consulate, she need only remain in Italy until her residency is confirmed. S...
by mler
12 Sep 2018, 17:27
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Dual Citizenship Help
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Dual Citizenship Help

OOPS!!! Actually, you won’t be going through the consulate or the comune since your father was born in 1947. Do contact a 1948 attorney, and he will tell you exactly what you need. Be sure to stress that according to British citizenship law at the time of your grandmother’s marriage, she obtained B...
by mler
12 Sep 2018, 16:55
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor

And, of course, if your children obtain citizenship through your reacquisition, their children will be born Italian citizens. Also your spouse can obtain citizenship through marriage once you reacquire.
by mler
12 Sep 2018, 16:13
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Dual Citizenship Help
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Dual Citizenship Help

Jo, do check with your consulate. You are likely applying in London, and you will need to determine if they also require documents from the non-citizen line. (Some consulates do.) If so, you will also need the birth certificate for your mother. If you have children, be sure to submit their birth cer...
by mler
12 Sep 2018, 13:03
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Italian citizenship renounced as a child/ minor

Yes, and it’s really quite easy. Go to the consulate with your documentation and tell them you want to reacquire the citizenship you lost to naturalization. They will give you a form to complete, and then within a year you need to establish residency in Italy (you can stay at a relative’s house) Not...
by mler
12 Sep 2018, 00:08
Forum: Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship
Topic: Dual Citizenship Help
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Dual Citizenship Help

There would only be two ways for her to get it. 1) She obtained it automatically when she married your grandfather. (This seems the most probable based on dates.) 2) She formally requested citizenship recognition based on her marriage. Based on my research of British citizenship law, I think the fir...