April 21, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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UNICO MISSION

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
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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:

February 25, 2019
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You can only apply with the Italian Consulate that has jurisdiction over the State where you reside. 

NOTE: As of July 8th, 2014 all applications for the recognition of the Italian citizenship Jure Sanguinis (by descent) and Jure Matrimonii (in case of foreign national whose husband is an Italian citizen married prior to April 27, 1983) are subject to the PAYMENT OF A € 300 FEE (Law n. 66 April 24th, 2014 and modifications Law n. 89 June 23rd, 2014 art. 5-bis, comma 1). The application fee is NON REFUNDABLE, regardless of the outcome of the petition.

February 25, 2019
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Fast-Track Applications are a great way to acquire your Italian Dual Citizenship; cut the wait time in half and enjoy living in Italy while your application is processed at the Italian municipality. 

February 25, 2019
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The Anagrafe Office (Office of the Census or Demographics Office) is the repository of this record called Stato di Famiglia Storico (Historical State of the Family).  This document shows the composition of the family unit which includes the following information: 

February 25, 2019
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Military and conscription records contain very precious genealogical information. They provide not only vital information on your ancestor but also physical information. 

February 25, 2019
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It is not uncommon to discover that first and last names are different from the original spelling found in the Italian vital records. Inconsistencies can also be found in the date of birth; US records (birth, marriage, death and naturalization records) may list different birthdates.

February 25, 2019
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The Certificate of Citizenship is not the Naturalization Certificate issued by the USCIS here in the U.S. It is a certification issued by the local Italian Town hall stating that your Ancestor at the time of his/her migration was still an Italian citizen.

NOTE: Town halls do not have a common procedure regarding what to issue when it comes to Certificates of Citizenship:

February 25, 2019
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The estratto per riassunto dell'atto di morte or extract of the death act (which is the format required by the Italian Consulate to process your application for Dual Citizenship), provides the following information: 

February 25, 2019
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The estratto per riassunto dell'atto di matrimonio or extract of a marriage act (which is the format required by the Italian Consulate to process your Dual Citizenship application), provides the following information:

• Name of the Comune and of the Province, Year, Part, Series and Record Number

• Date (and time) of marriage

• Place of marriage (only the Comune is listed, seldom the hamlet or frazione is)

• Groom’s information, i.e. date of birth/age, place of birth (and place of residence)

February 25, 2019
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The estratto per riassunto dell'atto di nascita, or extract of a birth act (which is the format required by the Italian Consulate to process your application for Dual Citizenship), provides the following information: 

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