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You are 3 steps away from learning if you qualify for Italian Dual Citizenship jure sanguinis!

If you do qualify, you will learn which documents you need to provide based on the situation that applies to you. If you are not sure you qualify, follow the links below for further assistance. 

Step 1

Your father was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth and you never renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

Your father was born in your native country, your paternal grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of your father's birth, neither you nor your father ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

Your paternal grandfather was born in your native country, your paternal great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his birth, and neither you nor your father nor your grandfather ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

Your father was born after January 1st, 1948 in your native country, your paternal grandmother was an Italian citizen at the time of your father's birth, neither you nor your father ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

Your paternal grandmother was born in your native country, your paternal great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of her birth, your father was born after January 1st, 1948, and neither you nor your father nor your grandmother ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

Your mother was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth, you were born after January 1st, 1948 and you never renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

Your mother was born in your native country, your maternal grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of her birth, you were born after January 1, 1948 and neither you nor your mother ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

Your maternal grandfather was born in your native country, your maternal great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his birth, you were born after January 1st, 1948, and neither you nor your mother nor your grandfather ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

Your mother was born after January 1st, 1948 in your native country, your maternal grandmother was an Italian citizen at the time of your mother’s birth, neither you nor your mother ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

Your maternal grandmother was born in your native country, your maternal great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of her birth, your mother was born after January 1st, 1948, and neither you nor your mother nor your grandmother ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

* For each category all conditions must be met.

Step 2

In order to determine whether you qualify through this situation or not, you need to know:

  • The year of birth of every family member in direct line between you and your Italian Ancestor who was born in Italy
  • The year when your Ancestor who was born in Italy and migrated to your country, became a naturalized citizen of your country

Visit our "Frequently Asked Questions" section to learn more

Before you start the process of obtaining dual citizenship, you should also find out whether acquiring Italian citizenship will affect your current citizenship. If you are a citizen of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States or the United Kingdom, Italian citizenship jure sanguinis will not affect your current citizenship. If you are a citizen of any other country, check with the nearest Italian authority.