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2.1 ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP

  1. How to obtain it
  2. Who cannot obtain italian citizenship

2.1.1 HOW TO OBTAIN IT

Italian citizenship is acquired by right:

Moreover a foreigner - whose mother or father or one of the direct line ancestors of second degree are Italian citizens - acquires Italian citizenship:

A foreigner born in Italy, who has legally resided in Italy for at least two years, without interruptions, till coming of age, becomes an Italian citizen if he/she declares the intention within one year of coming of age.

Citizenship by concession (or naturalisation) can be requested by foreigner if:

N.B. Italian laws allow a double or multi citizenship, without renouncing original citizenship.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

To obtain Italian citizenship, it is necessary to present a request to the Prefettura (Government territorial Office) of the province of residence. Required documentation is very broad and, in general, comprises:

  1. complete birth certificate;
  2. family status certificate;
  3. penal certificate of Country of origin;
  4. Certificate of Italian Judicial Register and that of pendent offices;
  5. authenticated copy of passport and residence permit;
  6. income tax return relative to the last 3 years of residence years in Italy.

PROCEDURE

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2.1.2 WHO CANNOT OBTAIN ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP

Italian citizenship is not conceded if:

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