Italian Dual Citizenship in Massachusetts
Due to Italy’s generous laws, many Massachusetts residents have the law on their side when it comes to gaining Italian dual citizenship. However, due to it being a long and admittedly sometimes complex process, they don’t know how to go about achieving it.
If you’ve been thinking about looking into your eligibility for Italian dual citizenship, here’s why and how you should, as well as how ITAMCAP can help you get there.
How to Become an Italian Dual Citizen in Massachusetts
When it comes to gaining Italian dual citizenship, there are a few different options for how to get there. Here are the possible ways you might become an Italian dual citizen.
Italian Citizenship by Descent
The most common way to get Italian dual citizenship in Massachusetts is by Italian descent. Otherwise known as jure sanguinis, this method means you have an Italian ancestor somewhere among your family members who is eligible to pass Italian citizenship down to you.
You’ll have to make an appointment with the Italian consulate and have a portfolio of documents ready to show them to prove this connection. This may mean a birth record, marriage certificate, naturalization records, translations, apostilles, and more. We can take a look at your individual case and advise what you need in your document portfolio.
Italian Citizenship by Marriage
Otherwise known as jure matrimonii, being married to an Italian citizen for three years or more means you can apply to the Italian consulate to have that citizenship passed onto you. This time period is less if you live in Italy, though you’ll have to apply to the Italian courts there.
If you’ve lived in Italy for over ten years as a U.S. citizen, you can apply to naturalize as an Italian citizen. Naturalization doesn’t require any connection to another Italian citizen and is purely based on the time you’ve resided in the country.
The Benefits of Italian Dual Citizenship in Massachusetts
Although the process may seem daunting, there are many benefits that await you at the end of it (and Italian citizenship assistance on hand to help). Most of this includes privileges granted only to Italian citizens, such as the right to vote in Italy, the right to own property there, and access to healthcare and education.
The main benefit of Italian citizenship for many is the right to live and work in the European Union, which spans over twenty countries, rather than just Italy. This is one of the reasons the Italian passport is so strong.
Lean on ITAMCAP for Help
We know the process can seem intimidating, which is why we offer our services to Italian dual citizenship applicants in Massachusetts. With Italian citizenship assistance experts on hand to research genealogy, provide translations and apostilles for documents, and assist with your appointment at the Italian consulate, we want to make sure your process is mistake-free and take the stress out of it after a thorough telephone consultation.
Ready to begin your journey? Contact us today for a free consultation and let’s see if you’re eligible for Italian citizenship and how we can help you get there.