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ABOUT THE LEGAL PROCESS FOR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP
LEGAL PROCESS FOR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP
Italian citizenship is a right for all descendants of emigrated Italians, without generational limitations (nationality by blood). Prior, the condition for citizenship was that the first ascendant born in Italy had died, in Italy or abroad after March 17, 1861, the day in which the Kingdom of Italy was founded.
To obtain recognition of their right, descendants must provide documents proving that their family tree includes Italian lineage. There are times when it is not possible to obtain Italian citizenship (i.e. maternal ancestry or illegitimate children) through the Italian Consulate, which is to say through an administrative channel. In such cases, Italian citizenship must be recognized by a verdict handed down by an Italian court. The Italian legal system allows dual citizenship, so those who obtain it will not be required to renounce their own citizenship.
Our firm, with offices on two continents, has a department specialized in solving cases for descendants by taking legal action. Our team knows the applicable Italians laws in detail, so our advice and legal support is based on previous rulings by Italian courts.
“I highly recommend Massimiliano and his team. From our first contact, the transparency and security of being in the hands of experts in this subject was reassuring. Today, after collecting the necessary documents my family has received our Italian citizenship from my great-grandfather Fortunato Mauro, who was born in 1887 in Viggiano and in his youth immigrated to Brazil.”
Jimena Montoya Sarmiento
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ALGUNOS CASOS DE ÉXITO
Our mother, Elpina Vedova, was born in 1921 in Fabriano, Italy. Since my brother and I were born in 1941 and 1943, respectively, the only way to obtain Italian citizenship was by completing a legal process through the Italian courts (see here for a further explanation). My son Xavier is an executive with the McCann […]
My name is Jose Andres Romero Tarazona. I am a lawyer and have been a partner one of the largest law firms in Colombia, Brigard & Urrutia since 2009. I am the leader of our Tax, Tax Litigation, Trust Fund Management and Transfer Pricing teams. Duringthe last 19 years, I have been working as a […]
Hello, my name is Rodrigo Juan Meza Echevarria. I represented my country as a diplomat for many years. However, today I manage the architectural firm Arke Group. For decades, I had attempted to obtain Italian citizenship for being a direct descendant of Mr. Giocondo Nannetti who was born in Bagni di Lucca (Toscana, Italy) in […]