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Citizenship

 

Citizenship

The Citizenship Department operates by appointment only. All applications must be submitted in person to the Citizenship Office of the Consulate General  (the specific procedures for the different types of citizenship are provided here below). 

PRENOTA ONLINE” SYSTEM INFORMATION to book appointments for the citizenship dept. of our Consulate General.

 

NEW APPOINTMENTS:

The new system will make possible the scheduling of new appointments for two separate sections of our citizenship service:

A.

Applications for citizenship by descent (Jure Sanguinis) and by marriage (marriage before April 27th 1983). This service will allow applicants to schedule now appointments starting on March 1st2018. All the appointments before that date are completely booked;

B.

All other services, including the re-acquisition procedures, renounces of Italian citizenship and services connected with the citizenship by marriage (marriages after April 26th 1983): this service will allow applicants to schedule now appointments to be honored starting Feb. 1st 2018, All the appointments before that date are completely booked. If you need an earlier appointment -EXCLUSIVELY FOR THIS SECTION B - you may however contact our office by e-mail, describing the purpose of the request: cittadinanza.filadelfia@esteri.it

PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS:

All appointments already scheduled until March 1st and Feb 1st 2018 (respectively for group A and group B) are considered set and definitely booked, even if not visible in the new system. The applicants do not need to contact us, unless they wish to cancel or move the appointment. In this case we kindly ask to e-mail our office for further details: cittadinanza.filadelfia@esteri.it

All existing appointments, previously scheduled by IPS Italy and booked from March 1st and Feb 1st 2018 (respectively for group A and group B) are considered set and definitely booked and will be visible for the applicants in the new system. These applicants will receive an automatic e-mail from a program called “Prenota online”, assigning a personal password, which can be used to access the system and manage the appointment. Cancellations or modifications for this group will be managed exclusively by the applicants, without contacting our office. Please note that the scheduled time may be slightly different from what was originally booked (i.e.: you may find that your appointment at 10.00 was now set at 9.45): this is a technicality, you may choose to use the time you initially booked or the program suggestion: it is up to you and there is no need to confirmation.

Please note that the e-mails from “Prenota online” containing the new passwords will be sent progressively, the applicants whose appointments were set in the years 2019 and 2020 will receive it later, most likely next year.

 

 

PROCEDURES

Citizenship by descent

There is enormous interest in obtaining Italian citizenship and, with about 3
million people of Italian ancestry in the Consulate's jurisdiction, many applications are processed every year. However, this may also mean that your appointment for citizenship iure sanguinis may be given in about one year time. Citizenship by marriage, on the other hand, is on a faster track, and appointments are given within a much shorter time. This is because some documents have a limited validity (criminal records are valid only for a few months) and must be presented to the Consulate before they expire. In any event, it is particularly important that you read carefully the information on this website, so that your application can be processed faster after your appointment.

Once you have submitted all the proper documents we will verify and forward them to Italy for registration. When the process is completed we will send you a letter stating that you may now apply for an Italian passport. The Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers no. 33 of January 17, 2014 establishes the maximum term of 730 days for completion of the assessment proceedings of the possession of Italian citizenship and the issue of the citizenship certificate.

PLEASE NOTE

A) Births, deaths , marriages and divorces must be registered in Italy. Please consult the “Vital Statistics” section of this site.

B) Please be aware that the applicant requesting Italian citizenship may be assisted by a lawyer for the duration of the administrative process, as long as said lawyer is officially recognized by the Italian government (public act or authenticated private statement).  Since it is a personal right, it is nonetheless necessary that the applicant be present for instances where a power of attorney would not be accepted - such as interviews.

C)  As of July 8th, 2014, per the Law n. 66 April 24th, 2014 and modifications Law n. 89 June 23rd, 2014 art. 5-bis, comma 1  all applications for the recognition of the Italian citizenship  Jure Sanguinis (by descent) and Jure Matrimonii (for foreign national whose husband is an Italian citizen married prior to April 27, 1983) are subject to the

PAYMENT OF  A € 300 FEE

Anyone over the age of 18, asking to be recognized as an Italian citizen, is subject to pay the consular fee. The fee is subject to change depending on the exchange rate, the exact amount in US $ can be found in the Fee Table (art.7bis) (LINK). The Office only accepts payment by Money Order, certified check or Cashier check in US Dollars, to be paid at the Consulate the day of the appointment. The application fee is NON REFUNDABLE, regardless of the outcome of the petition.
In light of this new fee please consider carefully whether you are entitled to the Italian citizenship before submitting a formal application to the Consulate General.
Following the examination of the documentation submitted, if the applicant is found not to qualify for Italian citizenship, he/she cannot request the reimbursement of the consular fee .



Further information regarding the Citizenship process can be found at:

Ministero degli Affari Esteri


 

INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS:

Informazioni Generali_General Info

Cittadinanza italiana per discendenza / Italian Citizenship through ancestors (iure sanguinis)

Modelli / Forms for Jure Sanguinis: Multifunzionale    Form 1        Form 2      Form 3      Form 4

Acquisto della cittadinanza per matrimonio / Citizenship by Marriage to an Italian Citizen

Riacquisto della cittadinanza italiana / reacquisition of italian citizenship

Rinuncia alla cittadinanza italiana / Renouncing Italian Citizenship

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