De Sapio Dual Citizenship Services
Since 1992, a change in Italian law has allowed dual citizenship between Italy and the United States, thousands of Italian Americans have reconnected with their ancestral homeland by becoming Italian citizens.
Italian citizenship by descent (jure sanguinis – literally “right of blood”) is granted to individuals that can prove Italian ancestry, even if through several generations. The right to Italian citizenship can be passed on from one generation to the next without limitations, provided that:
- the ancestor born in Italy was an Italian citizen at the time of his descendants’ birth
- neither the applicant nor any of the family members in direct line of descent have ever renounced their Italian citizenship
The route to Italian citizenship through direct maternal lineage is possible only for descendants born on or after January 1st 1948.
While Italy’s dual citizenship law may be the least complicated in Europe, the burden is on the applicant to prove their ancestry with the proper documentation, that is where our services can help. We will work with you, and our experienced network to guide you through the process – researching your family history, obtaining the proper documents and certifications, translations, and completing the application itself.
If you or a family member is interested in pursuing Italian citizenship, contact our office for a free consultation to see if you qualify. Don’t miss the opportunity to reclaim your right to be an Italian citizen. Contact us today!