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Fast-Track Applications in Italy
Obtaining your Italian Dual Citizenship can often take six months and sometimes up to three years for the process to be completed—but what if you want to enjoy living in Italy and soaking up the culture sooner rather than later? An alternative way to apply for Italian Dual Citizenship is through a Fast-Track application.
With Fast-Track, you’re able to apply for citizenship directly in Italy, as opposed to applying at an Italian consulate in your home country. Consulates often have a long wait time before you can get an appointment. In some cases, it may be quicker to travel to Italy and simply apply in person.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Fast-Track application.
Fast-Track Applications 101
A Fast-Track application for Italian Dual Citizenship means applying for citizenship in Italy versus applying at a U.S. consulate (or a consulate in another country). Because foreign consulates often have longer wait times, the application process is often quicker if you apply directly in Italy.
While traveling to Italy to apply for citizenship likely means no wait time for an appointment, there are some things you’ll want to do ahead of time to ensure you have everything needed to apply prior to arriving in Italy.
Just as if you’re applying at a U.S. Consulate, you’ll need to gather vital records, certified naturalization records, amendments, apostilles, and other records before traveling to Italy. Preparing your application can be time-consuming, so start the process months before you’re thinking of traveling to Italy.
To learn more about the documents needed to apply for Italian citizenship, be sure to contact an Italian citizenship assistance program.
What You Should Know Ahead of Time
While the Fast-Track process may seem as simple as boarding a plane to Italy and visiting the consulate to apply for citizenship, the process isn’t that straight-forward. If you’re considering the Fast-Track process, there are some things you’ll need to do ahead of time.
Aside from preparing your application, you’ll also need to:
- Establish permanent residency, which may result in tax and fiscal implications.
- Apply at the Italian Town Hall of the Comune in which you plan to apply. This means you can live in an apartment in one town and apply to live in another.
- Non-Italian document translations must be notarized by an Italian Consulate in Italy or in the U.S.
- Work with the Italian Town Hall to confirm that you did not and no one in your family ever renounced their Italian citizenship.
While the Fast-Track application process may be faster than applying at a U.S. consulate, there are many things you need to do ahead of time to ensure that your application is properly prepared for review.
Let Us Help with Your Fast-Track Dual Italian Citizenship
Obtaining your Italian citizenship on your own can be challenging. At the Italian American Citizenship Assistance Program (ICP), we take the guesswork out of obtaining your dual citizenship. We will work with you to identify your exact needs, to include a project plan, timelines, milestones, and a cost analysis.
No matter if you’re interested in obtaining Italian citizenship through marriage or want to simply learn whether or not dual citizenship is an option for you, you can count on ICP to guide you each step of the way.
Contact us today at (305) 812-5512 to pursue your Italian dual citizenship goals.