This Wednesday, July 8 at 6pm EDT, in partnership with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), we continue with the third of a three-part WEBINAR on Italian Genealogy and Dual Citizenship!
When applying for Italian Dual Citizenship or researching your Family History, the starting point is the official Italian birth record of that first Italian born Ancestor who migrated to the US. We must remember that all family documents in Italy are only maintained in the exact town where the person was born. Surprisingly, many Italian Americans today often do not know the exact town of their Father or Grandfather or Great Grandfather. The good news is that there are several US records that may shed some light on the town of birth of the Ancestor(s) who left Italy.
This Wednesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. EDT, in partnership with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), we continue with the second of a three-part WEBINAR on Italian Genealogy and Dual Citizenship!
The Italian Consulate needs indisputable proof of the link between the applicant (you) and the Italian ancestor through whom you are obtaining Italian Dual Citizenship. What is required and expected is clearly defined on each Italian Consulate website. This means that to get to your appointment with a “near” perfect document portfolio, you will need to take care of all the discrepancies that may be present in some of your vital records.
Our client, Phillip Infelise from Colorado, recently made a trip to his ancestral town in Italy. Phillip wrote about his experience in Piane Crati and was kind enough to share his unforgettable journey with us. Thank you for allowing us to play a small part in your Italian family story as researchers and guides!
On Thursday, May 21, in partnership with the National Italian American Foundation, we had the first of a three-part WEBINAR on Italian Genealogy and Dual Citizenship. In the first session, we answered both Genealogy and Italian Dual Citizenship questions. You can watch it HERE
Great question! Knowing that somewhere in your Family Tree, an unidentified Ancestor was Italian is a good start but definitely not enough. Italian citizenship is based on the principle of “jure sanguinis”, i.e. right of blood; this means that individuals who have an Italian ancestor may be eligible for citizenship, depending on several factors, such as the date and place of birth of his or her parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. Remember there is no limit to the number of generations one can go back to apply. But here is the catch:
No doubt that this sudden global health crisis has forced us to put a few projects aside. However, with more restrictions on our daily activities, we may have more time available. For those of you who are thinking or are in the process of applying for Italian Dual Citizenship, this could be a good time to get started. In order to assist you, we are providing the answers to a few of the most common questions:
- How long does the process of obtaining Italian Dual Citizenship take?
- When should I make an appointment with my Italian Consulate?
On March 19, Italy commemorates a joyful holiday dedicated to St. Joseph, San Giuseppe, patron saint of family life, hand-labor, and carpenters. It is in Italy that St. Joseph's day is also known as Father's Day. This Saint is one of the least nominated by the Christian orthodoxy: compared to Saint Francis', Saint Joseph's life is certainly less known. Still Saint Joseph symbolizes the father, a figure that means so much in our life.
THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED DAILY (last updated on April 16, 2020)
For those of you who have an upcoming appointment with an Italian Consulate here in the US, we strongly suggest you check their website first. This is the current situation:
New York Italian Consulate:
Within the framework of the latest emergency measures related to COVID-19, beginning March 16, 2020, consular services will be provided as follows:
Until further notice, no new appointments will be scheduled;
UPDATE: By the end of June 2020, most businesses in Italy will have reopened to the public including municipal archives, state archives and church archives. Athough access will be limited to follow local safety guidelines, our researchers will be able to visit the towns to perform FAMILY RESEARCH PROJECTS once an appointment has been secured. We will be able to pick up from where we left and we cannot wait. Thank you very much for your patience!
If you like all things Italian, our company is the place to be! My Italian Family is the premier provider of Italian Dual Citizenship Services and Italian Genealogy in the US. Our team of over 30 professionals world-wide is expanding. We are looking to add another qualified person to our team of seven people working remotely. This is a new position for a Paralegal to assist customers who are applying for Italian Citizenship.
The journey to Italian Citizenship may be long and arduous, but the benefits surely make it worthwhile. Having said that, applicants are faced with many questions regarding eligibility, documentation, timeline and fees. We have provided the answers to a few of the most common questions:
- What is the cost of Italian Dual Citizenship?
- How many Generations Back can I go back to Qualify?
- Can family members apply together?
- Do I need to learn Italian to apply for Italian Citizenship?
This is a GREAT question, after all, who doesn’t want to be fluent in the most beautiful language in the world spoken by Dante, Leopardi, Macchiavelli and many other classics?
There are two answers depending on which path to citizenship you will be taking: