You are here because you have purchased most of the documents yourself and you need assistance with finalizing your document portfolio whether you apply at the Italian Consulate, through the Italian Courts, or in Italy. We can take you to the finish line.

Collaborative Citizenship Assistance Program

This program includes our Document Review Consultation to determine if the documents you have are in the right format and properly certified if there are any missing documents, and if there are discrepancies in names and dates that need to be corrected. Based on the findings, we will acquire the additional required documents from both Italy and the U.S. and process the suggested amendments. In addition, we can legalize all the required U. S. documents with Apostilles and translate them into Italian.

Please fill out the form below and let us Take You to the Finish Line!

Collaborative Citizenship Program starting at $2,500.00

Please fill out this form with the name of your Italian born Ancestor, the date and place of birth, the parents' names (if available) and any additional information you can provide.

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What the Collaborative Citizenship Program includes:

  • Document Review Consultation
  • Procurement of missing US & Italian Records
  • Purchase of the required Apostilles
  • Translation of the US Vital Records to Italian

NOTE: We can process amendments of US Vital Records 

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Our comprehensive Full Start-to-Finish program lets you relax while we do the hard work; we put together your entire document portfolio in preparation for your appointment with the Italian Consulate, if you apply here in the US, or your Court Case, if you need to the challenge the 1948 Case in Italy, or at the Comune, if you are planning to move to Italy permanently.
If all you need is answers to your questions, our Phone/Zoom Support offers an array of consultations that fit your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Collaborative Citizenship Assistance Program includes:

  • Document Review Consultation - a full audit of the documents you have already acquired.
  • Procurement of all the missing required documents from both Italy and the U.S.
  • Processing corrections and amendments of U.S. vital records (if necessary)
  • Affixing the Apostilles to all the required US documents
  • Translating all the required US documents to Italian

This program is tailored for those applicants who want assistance with finalizing their document portfolio in preparation of their Consulate appointment. 

If you are a do-it-yourselfer and have started the process of collecting all the Italian and U.S. vital records, but would like professional assistance to complete your application portfolio, then the Collaborative Citizenship Assistance Program meets your needs. My Italian Family will pick up where you left off... 

From reviewing the documentation you have already acquired, purchasing any missing documents (including Italian and U.S. records), addressing inconsistencies with US documents, to apostilling the required U.S. vital records and translating them to Italian.

(If you would rather rely on our professional Team to manage your entire document portfolio, then the Full Start-to-Finish Program is the right choice.)

As soon as we receive your order, you will be contacted by one of our Project Managers to set up the Document Review Consultation. We will email you directions on preparing and submitting your family information and documentation prior to the consultation.

During the 60-minute call, we will confirm that you meet the qualification requirements, determine the required documentation and compare it against what you have already acquired, and suggest possible needed corrections. The end result is a plan to "take to you the finish line" including the total estimate which will include apostilles and translations to Italian.

Part of the program requires you to provide a copy of your valid Photo ID, and potentially sign and notarize some Limited Power of Attorney Forms so we can procure any missing required Italian and U.S. vital records. 

The price for the Collaborative Citizenship Assistance Program starts at $2,500. Additional fees apply based on the work that My Italian Family will have to conduct to finalize your document portfolio (such items as genealogical research, additional vital records from both Italy and the U.S., potential amendments and the number of required Apostilles and Translations to Italian).

The step is to conduct the thorough Document Review Consultation. The result will be a plan with the estimated cost included. These additional fees will range between $1,500 and $5,000 based on the additional work required to finalize your document portfolio. 

Our goal is to complete your project as soon as possible, but some government agencies may take up to 14 months to fulfill records orders.

Here are the expected timelines:

  • Italian Vital Records take about 2-6 months to fulfill.
  • Naturalization Papers could take up to 14 months to fulfill.
  • U.S. Vital Records may take up to 12 months to fulfill.
  • Amendments to U.S. Vital Records may take up to 12 months to fulfill.
  • Apostilles take approximately 1-3 months depending on the States involved
  • Translations to Italian take about 1 month


1. Italian Citizenship allows you to be eligible to work, live and study in Italy and in the other EU countries without the need for a Visa. Other benefits that you will accrue by having your Italian Citizenship include:

2. Buying property in Italy is easier.

3.Transferring citizenship to all children under 18 years old.

4. Having easier access to public health care and public education available to all EU citizens.

5. You can vote for your regional Italian Parliament representative.

There is really no limit of the number of generations, provided your ancestor was born in Italy and emigrated after the beginning of the Kingdom of Italy, March 17th, 1861 and did not naturalize before July 1, 1912. If you are unsure or if you have questions, you can schedule a Free Telephone Consultation

If your Italian Ancestor was born in Italy before 1861, but migrated to another country after 1861, he or she was an Italian citizen. If instead, your Italian Ancestor migrated away or died before 1861, he or she was NOT an Italian citizen.

If your Italian Ancestor naturalized before July 1, 1912, you do not qualify for Italian citizenship even if his or her child was born before this individual naturalized. Prior to that date, when a native-born Italian naturalized in another country, he gave up not only his own Italian citizenship but also that of all of his minor children, regardless of where they were born. Ancestors who naturalized before July 1, 1912 cannot pass on Italian citizenship under Italian Law No. 555 of July 23, 1912.

We offer free tools online on our website to determine if you qualify. Check our Citizenship Quiz and our “Learn if you Qualify” Section. 
If you are not sure you qualify for Italian Dual Citizenship through your Parent/Grandparent/Great-Grandparent/Great Great-grandparent, please call us at 1-844-741-0848 or simply book your FREE 30-minute Telephone Consultation at:

By law, you can only apply at the Italian Consulate that has jurisdiction over the State where you permanently reside. For a list of Italian Consulates here in the US, please visit: 

For information on how to apply in Italy, because you are planning to permanently move there, or to fast-track your application in the Italian Courts for "Denial of Justice", please call us at 1-844-741-0848.

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Find out if you qualify (we perform free research!), get answers to your questions, and learn more about our Italian Citizenship Assistance Programs.

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