We have been helping people with their Italian Dual Citizenship Applications for over 15 years. We now offer a "Start to Finish" program that will take you right up to your final interview with the Italian Consulate here in the US. We tailor the program to your specific needs; so whether you simply want to learn if you qualify, you are in need of specific Italian and US documents, or you are looking to have your US Documents translated to Italian, we will support you accordingly.
This is Stage 1 of our "Start to Finish program" designed for people who are seeking support with their Italian Dual Citizenship Application.
A 60-minute telephone consultation with our Dual Citizenship Team to review your entire family tree, determine if you do in fact qualify and establish a pursuit path for Italian Dual Citizenship.
The $200 consultation fee will be charged regardless of the conclusions drawn after evaluating your situation. Each individual case is different and may or may not lead to dual citizenship. Once you submit your order, we will first email you to set up a time for the call to take place.
If, after we determine you qualify, you will authorize the "Start to Finish Program", the $200 consultation fee will be credited toward the entire cost of putting together your application.
Before we can evaluate whether or not you qualify for Italian dual citizenship jure sanguinis, you must know:
- The birth dates of every family member in a direct line between you and your Ancestor from Italy (you should at least know the year)
- The location of birth, marriage and death events for every family member in a direct line between you and your Ancestor from Italy
- Information regarding your Ancestor's naturalization
Please have as much of this information as possible ready before we contact you.
The intent is to review your family history against the multitude of criteria set forth by both the Italian Government and the Italian Consulates.
We will identify all required Italian and US documents, pitfalls and missing information will also be discussed.
Outcome: A personalized plan to pursue Italian Dual Citizenship. You can then make the decision to move to the next stage of the program.
If you already know exactly what you need, you can skip Stage 1 and move on to STAGE 2.
Learn more about this family document
As a general rule, Naturalization was a two-step process that took a minimum of 5 years.
1. After residing in the United States for 2 years, an alien could file a "Declaration of Intention" (so-called "First Papers") to become a citizen.
2. After 3 additional years, the alien could "Petition for Naturalization." After the petition was granted, a Certificate of Citizenship was issued to the alien.
These two steps did not have to take place in the same court. A copy of the Petition was kept at the court, and a copy of the Petition and Certificate was sent to the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services, which is now USCIS. After 1952, the Declaration of Intention was no longer required.
These records include the alien's month and year (or possibly the exact date) of immigration into the United States, the date and place of birth, the occupation as well as the spouse’s name and place of birth, when they were married and their children’s dates and places of birth.
NOTE: wives and minor children were automatically naturalized with their husbands and fathers.