December 29, 2019

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: 

November 28, 2019

Denise Giacoia recently made a trip to her ancestral town in Italy organized by Italiana Travel Design and wrote about her experience. Thank you, Denise, for allowing us to play a small part in your Italian family story as researchers and guides!

November 05, 2019

If you are applying for Italian Dual Citizenship through the "female" line, you may fall in the category of those born to an Italian female ancestor before 1948. For example: your mother's father was born in Italy; he did not become a naturalized US citizen before her birth which makes you eligible, but because you were born before 1948, you do not qualify. If you fall in this category, there is a way to overcome this and successfully apply.

September 29, 2019

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 six people working from our headquarters in Carversville, Bucks County, PA. This is a new position for a Paralegal to assist customers who are applying for Italian Citizenship. 

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September 28, 2019

If not, here’s your chance to win a Genealogy Research Project! Contest begins October 1, 2019! 

In celebration of Italian American heritage month, My Italian Family® is donating an Italian genealogy research project valued at $2,000 to one lucky Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® member!

July 07, 2019

Being Italian has always been something I’ve identified with growing up. There would always be get togethers with our big Italian family and stories shared about Italy and what is was like there. In June 2009, my parents, brother and I went to Italy and it was the trip of a lifetime; we learned so much more about our culture and our family. It was then that I knew this place was special and I wanted to be a part of it in some way. For as long as I can remember, my father talked about becoming an Italian citizen.

June 09, 2019

We often receive this question: “Will the Italian Consulate return the original documents to me?” The answer is “they do not”, in fact all Consulates will keep your original documents in your permanent file.

May 27, 2019

Who says Baseball and Softball are not popular in Italy? Although the “Soccer” hegemony is still going strong, the game of Baseball is not new to Italians, in fact it was documented already in the late 1800s (as Base-ball) when the port city of Livorno hosted a match between the Navy crew of the USS Lancaster and of the ship Guinnebaug. Bring the clock forward 100+ years and in 2006 Team Italy was one of the nations invited to compete in the WBC. 

April 21, 2019

If you are just getting started with your Italian Dual Citizenship, assuming you found out that you qualify, one of the main questions you should ask is: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We get this question all the time and there are several answers to that. First, you need to determine whether you have the time (and patience) to gather all the required documents yourself, OR, whether you would like to outsource the entire process to a company that specializes in Italian Dual Citizenship. The fees are obviously different.

April 16, 2019

US Citizens traveling to Europe will soon need to apply for an ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) visa waiver, the new travel authorization for Europe, which will come into effect January 2021. This authorization will cost Euro 7 (approx $8) and will be valid for three (3) consecutive years, allowing for multiple trips within the 3-year frame. The ETIAS application form will be obtained through a simple online process that will be able to be completed quickly (no more than 10 minutes) with the authorization being granted in a matter of minutes. 

April 01, 2019

We have talked many times about the instance where your Italy-born Ancestors brought their children with them to the United States (or any other Country) and then became a “Citizen of the US” (or the other country) before the children turned 21 years old. This means that your Italy-born child Ancestor was naturalized along with his or her parent (as a minor), because he or she effectively renounced his or her right to Italian citizenship. This is the law and no exceptions are made in these cases.

March 10, 2019

The length of time it takes to reach a goal should always be compared to a similar process. With that in mind, do you know how long it takes to obtain US citizenship for a foreigner? It's an average of about four to thirteen years or longer. So when you ask yourself the question: how long does the process of obtaining Italian Dual Citizenship jure sanguinis (by right of blood) take? The answer is WAY LESS than thirteen years, in fact, in most cases, less than four.

Let's analyze the process step by step:

February 26, 2019


UNICO was founded on October 10, 1922 in Waterbury, Connecticut. A group of 15 men, led by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, came together to create what has become a very special and very proud organization. It was Dr. Vastola's dream to create an Italian American service organization to engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds.

February 25, 2019

Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. This means you can be a British citizen and also a citizen of other countries.

British citizens over 18 born in the UK to Italian nationals registered with the Italian Consulate

Applicants over 18 of age born in the UK to Italian nationals registered with the AIRE office and with an Italian passport issued before 05.02.1992, whose birth certificate has never been registered in Italy, need to produce the following:


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