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Why You Should Give Your Family the Gift of Dual Citizenship this Holiday Season
Are you trying to come up with some unique holiday gift ideas for your family this year? With the global pandemic and people staying at home more, holiday gift-giving means coming up with fun and exciting gifts that won’t get set aside after New Year’s and be quickly forgotten.
One great gift idea is to trace your family history. You could start the process by tracing your ancestry through an ancestry service. Having this information is a wonderful keepsake and a great holiday gift your entire family will enjoy.
It can be fun and exciting to learn more about your ancestors. If you are of Italian descent, you could take the next step to find out how to become an Italian citizen. One of the great things about Italy is they offer American Italian dual citizenship for people with qualifying ancestors.
With lockdown measures in place for COVID-19 this holiday season in many places across the country, it is the perfect time to start the process to see if you and your family qualify for dual citizenship status. While you are working on that, you could start planning a family vacation to Italy once travel restrictions are lifted.
Imagine the looks on their faces on Christmas morning when they open up a card and inside is the itinerary for your trip! At this time, you cannot travel to Italy without dual status from the U.S. for vacation. Taking a trip like this will allow you and your family to visit with Italian relatives, get in touch with your Italian heritage, and take in all the beauty and splendor that is Italy.
Aside from being a great holiday present, the gift of dual citizenship status is a gift that will keep giving year after year, thanks to these great benefits:
1. Your children under 18 automatically obtain dual status once you are approved.
You don’t have to file a separate application for minor children. Once you are approved, they receive it automatically. Plus, your grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and future generations will also automatically have Italian dual citizenship.
2. You can travel freely between European Union (EU) countries.
With your Italian citizenship, you can cross borders into other EU countries without visas or other travel documents. Travel between EU countries is like driving or flying across state lines here in the U.S.
3. Affordable education for your children.
Your children can attend universities in Italy or other EU countries for little to no cost. Imagine not having to set aside hefty college funds for each of your children!
4. You can work and live in Italy or any EU country.
These two benefits are wonderful when you want to remain in Italy for as long as you want. You don’t have to go through the necessary foreign employment requirements since you have Italian and EU citizenship.
5. You can buy property in Italy.
You can buy a home, start a business, or invest in other types of properties in Italy without any restrictions.
6. Access to Italian healthcare benefits.
Your citizenship status gives you the right to affordable Italian healthcare. You can also obtain a European Health Insurance Card to use when traveling between other EU countries for continued coverage in those countries.
These same benefits apply to your children, grandchildren, and future generations as well. To learn more about how to become an Italian citizen and surprise your family with this unique gift this holiday season, please feel free to contact the Italian American Citizenship Assistance Program at (305) 812-5512 for a FREE 30-minute telephone consultation today!