March 22, 2020
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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?

March 19, 2020
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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.

March 13, 2020
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THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED DAILY (last updated on March 27, 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;

March 11, 2020
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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE "SHELTER IN" ORDER THAT SOME US STATES HAVE INSTITUTED UNTIL APRIL 7, 2020, SOME PUBLIC OFFICES MAY BE CLOSED. ITALY CONTINUES TO BE ON "LOCKDOWN" UNTIL APRIL 3, 2020.

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January 26, 2020
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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?

December 29, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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