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Jure Sanguinis (citizenship for descent)

Applicants for Italian Citizenship by descent are required to make an appointment through the online Prenot@mi system.

Before scheduling an appointment, please read carefully the general guidelines: Applying for Recognition of Italian Citizenship by Descent.

On the day of your appointment for Recognition of Italian Citizenship, please follow the instructions at Document Requirements and Check-list for completeness and accuracy of the documentation to be submitted. All documentation must be submitted in original and will not be returned.

All applications for the Recognition of the Italian Citizenship by Descent (jure sanguinis) are subject to a fee of 300 euro. This fee must be paid in USD and changes every trimester. The current fee valid until JUNE 30TH, 2024 is $325.80.

The fee must be paid at the Consulate the day of the appointment with a cashier’s check or a money order made out to: Consulate General of Italy – Boston.

The application fee is NON REFUNDABLE, regardless of the outcome of the petition.

Application Forms:

FORM 1 and 2 – To be completed by the applicant and should be signed before a Consular Officer the day of the appointment.

FORM 3 – To be completed and signed by the living ancestor in the lineage, to be signed in person, before a Consular Officer on the day of the appointment, otherwise the ancestor’s signature must be notarized by a notary public. If living in a country outside the US, his signature must be legalized by the competent Italian Consulate in such Country.

FORM 4 – To be completed by applicant and should be signed before a Consular Officer the day of the appointment. for each deceased ancestor (direct line only) born outside of Italy.


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