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Reacquisition of Italian Citizenship

 

Reacquisition of Italian Citizenship

According to Italian law, individuals born in Italy who automatically lost the Italian citizenship when they became U.S. citizenship by naturalization before August 16th, 1992, may, under certain conditions, reacquire the Italian citizenship.

Pursuant art. 13 c) of Law n. 91/1992, you may regain the Italian citizenship by establishing your residency in Italy.

The Consulate does not provide translation for any documents. For a list of translators please click here. If a translator is used, his/her signature must be notarized along with associated Apostille

Required Documents

  • Birth certificate (“estratto per riassunto del certificato di nascita”)
  • Copy of Italian passport (if available)
  • Certificate of naturalization (original plus a photocopy)
  • U.s. Passport or valid photo id
  • Driver’s license (as proof of residency in the jurisdiction of this Consulate)
  • Proof of payment of €250.00
    • Name of Bank: Poste Italiane S.p.A
      Account name : Ministero Dell’Interno D.L.C.I. – Cittadinanza
      Reference: Legge n. 94/2009 contributo Euro 200 IBAN Code: IT54D0760103200000000809020 BIC/SWIFT: BPPIITRRXXX
    • The fee cannot be paid at the Consulate. Proof of payment must be presented to the Consulate along with your application.

If you became american as a minor (younger than 21 years old until March 10, 1975: younger than 18 years old from the above-mentioned date onwards)

  • Must submit also your parents' birth and marriage certificates, plus their foreign naturalization certificates.
  • On the date of the appointment, you must come in person to the Consulate, produce the above-mentioned documents and sign a declaration stating that you intend to reacquire the Italian Citizenship by establishing residence in Italy within one year from the date of said declaration. U.S. citizens are exempt from visa for Italy for a stay of up to 90 days.
  • While the required documents need to be processed at the Italian Consulate, the above mentioned declaration can also be rendered directly at the competent Comune in Italy where you intend to establish your residence. Your passport must be stamped at your arrival at the airport in Italy.

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