Italian Dual Citizenship in Illinois
Italian citizenship might seem like a far off-dream for many Americans who would love to live abroad someday, but Italian dual citizenship is a lot closer than most realize. You might have Italian ancestry that you’ve never even been aware of!
At ITAMCAP, we can take a complete look at you and your family to determine if you’re eligible for Italian citizenship by descent, by marriage, or however we can get you there.
The Benefits of Italian Dual Citizenship
Gaining Italian citizenship is a long road, but it’s one where the many advantages at the end make the journey well worth it. Here are the benefits you can expect from Italian citizenship, whether through jure matrimonii (Italian citizenship by marriage) or jure sanguinis (by descent):
- Access to low-cost and high-quality education in Italy, whether for you or your children
- The ability to buy property in Italy as a citizen
- Legal protection under Italian citizenship law
- The ability to pass down citizenship to your children in an easy, stress-free way
The Italian citizenship benefits far outweigh the length of the road when you apply for Italian citizenship. Illinois residents have the advantage of checking their citizenship eligibility with ITAMCAP and then letting a professional translator, genealogist, and more handle most of the work!
How to Qualify for Italian Citizenship and, Eventually, an Italian Passport
There are a few ways to gain Italian citizenship and, eventually, apply for an Italian passport. A jure sanguinis application is just one way, but there are other methods such as marriage and naturalization that might entitle you to Italian citizenship, even if descent doesn’t help you become an Italian citizen.
The journey, however, can be complicated without expert help in Illinois. We can advise you on exactly what’s necessary for your case and do all of the genealogy research needed. Everyone’s path is different, so the exact requirements will vary. The officials will require many documents to ensure your eligibility for being an Italian citizen, including:
- Information about your family and Italian ancestor, possibly including Italian genealogy records, other Italian vital records, a birth certificate, death certificate, and records of family members from Italy, and more
- Proof of marriage or naturalization records
- Expert translations and apostilles for documents to ensure their validity everywhere
Once you have all of your civil records together, it will be time to make an appointment with the Italian consulate. This step can take a while, so be prepared and patient. Make sure you have our experts on your side, and Italian dual citizenship in Illinois will come much easier for you than it might for those who try to go it alone.
Let ITAMCAP Help on the Path to Italian Citizenship
At the Italian American Citizenship Assistance Program, we have a different dual citizenship expert for every step of the way, ensuring we know what we’re doing, from your citizenship application to your eventual Italian passport application.
We’ll research your Italian ancestry and walk you through the process, taking the guesswork out of your rights. We’ve handled thousands of applications for Italian citizenship and, along the way, we’re constantly advancing our knowledge and staying up to date with the ever-changing citizenship laws and rules in Italy.