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Italian Citizenship

Apply at this Consulate General only if you are a permanent resident of the following states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. If not, you must apply at the Italian Consulate competent for your place of legal residence.

To book an appointment for reaquistion of Italian citizenship, and to renouce Italian citizenship please write to

For acquisition of Italian citizenship “jure matrimonii" (by marriage) please follow the instructions below.

Please note: To insure that all documents uploaded through the Interior Minister’s website are compliant to the guidelines, we strongly suggest scheduling a preliminary appointment with our citizenship office in order to briefly review them. To schedule an appointment please write an email to having as subject: “Request for Preliminary appointment Jure Matrimonii". You will receive an answer with a tentative appointment date and time.

Cost of Italian citizenship application starting July 8th, 2014
Applicants for Italian citizenship shall pay with a money order The fee shall apply to descendants over 18 (children, grand-children, etc.) of Italian citizens. The fee shall also apply only to female spouses of Italian citizens who got married before April 27th, 1983, who wish to obtain the recognition of the Italian citizenship.

For marriage after April 27th 1983, for reacquisition and to renounce to Italian citizenship please read the instructions in the section dedicated to this. This fee is not refundable, regardless of the outcome of the application.

The Consulate does not provide the following services:

  • Carrying out genealogical research in Italy or in other countries
  • Requesting certificates from vital records authorities or writing letters to them
  • Translating documents or certifications into Italian on your behalf