Dual Citizenship: Collecting Documents (continued)

Previous part One of the most important documents is the naturalization certificate of your ancestor. You must prove that your parents or grandparents were born before the date your ancestor naturalized, while your ancestor was still an Italian citizen. If you have the original certificate and the name and age are consistent with their birth [...]

Taking the Plunge – Applying for Dual Citizenship with Italy

Previous part So you’ve decided to take the plunge and apply for dual citizenship. It is likely to be a roller coaster of emotion—excitement, happiness, disappointment and frustration, sometimes all in the same day. You may even find a few skeletons in your closet or solve some family mysteries. I promise you it will not [...]

Do You Qualify for Italian Citizenship Jure Sanguinis?

First part is here In theory, if you meet the qualifications, you are already an Italian citizen and have been since birth. In the jure sanguinis process, you are not applying for Italian citizenship per se, you are applying for recognition of a citizenship you already have. However, you must submit the required documentation to [...]

So You Want to be an Italiano

An Introduction to Dual Citizenship -by Diane Hirsch Back in 1956, the great Neapolitan composer and pianist Renato Carosone made famous the song “Tu Vuò Fa L’Americano” or “So You Want to be an American”. These days, it seems the opposite is true. There are a great number of people, myself included, from America and [...]

ItalianSide stories: travel to the roots (part 1)

Everyone has a story: tell us yours! stories@italianside.com Our Italian Journey Part I by Virginia M. If you never, never go, you’ll never, never know just how beautiful the Italian landscape, Cities, food and people are. And furthermore if you have Italian ancestry, then you must go. I first began looking into my Scottish and [...]

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