Italian Citizenship through the maternal line

Do you have an Italian mother, grandmother or great-grandmother? Have you thought about becoming an Italian dual citizen to connect with the place of your ancestors? Do your future plans include living in Italy?

Regardless of your reasons for obtaining dual citizenship, you may be unsure of where to start or if you can gain this status through your maternal line. Fortunately, Italian laws changed in 1948 when the Italian constitution came into effect – allowing women to pass the right to Italian citizenship to their children.

At With_Papers, we understand that interpreting Italian laws and rules can be confusing, so we help you navigate every step of the process to make it as stress-free as possible. We are a team of licensed New York and Rome attorneys experienced in Italian dual citizenship law. You can trust us to effectively and efficiently handle every aspect of your case to make your dreams of Italian dual citizenship a reality.

Can you obtain Italian Dual Citizenship through your maternal line?

If you have an Italian ancestor who was alive on or after March 17th, 1861, the day Italy was recognized as a nation, you may qualify for Italian dual citizenship. The qualifications become more complicated if your Italian ancestor is a woman. Under Italian law, the right to citizenship could only be passed on by Italian-born women or women of Italian descent if their children were born after 1948.

However, if your female Italian ancestor had their children before 1948, we may help challenge this law through the Italian Courts, claiming it applies to cases retroactively. These cases are mostly successful, so you do not have to worry about the 1948 Rule standing in your way. Other requirements you must meet to gain Italian dual citizenship through the maternal line include the following:

  • Your ancestor did not naturalize in another country before June 14th, 1912 (in certain cases).
  • You were born to an Italian citizen, or your parent has the right to Italian citizenship by descent.
  • You have an unbroken Italian bloodline.

Our Italian dual citizenship lawyer understands these requirements can be complex, so we work with you to determine if you qualify and how to proceed with the next steps.

What documents are required to get Italian Dual Citizenship through the maternal line?

Once we have determined that you have met the qualifications for Italian dual citizenship through the maternal line, we can help you gather the necessary documents to prove your right to this status. Depending on how far you are removed from your female Italian relative and other circumstances, these documents may include the following:

  • Birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates of your Italian ancestors, including your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, if applicable
  • Your Italian ancestors’ naturalization records or proof that they did not naturalize in another country
  • Two forms of photo identification and proof of address
  • Your own birth, marriage and divorce certificates, if applicable.

We understand it can be challenging to gather this information on your own, so our knowledgeable team helps you determine what you need to include in your case to ensure you are fully prepared for meeting with a Consulate, municipality, or court. Our efficiency and individual attention help keep your paperwork organized and the process seamless.

Why contact With_Papers to help with your case?

While obtaining Italian dual citizenship may be your dream or an essential part of planning your future, the process can be complex and time-consuming.

With_Papers is a full-service consultancy that guides you every step of the way, including the following:

  • Listening to your story to understand your goals and expectations
  • Developing a report based on your needs, including costs and a timeline for completion
  • Working closely with valuable resources, like experienced lawyers, genealogy search experts, and tax advisors
  • Interpreting rules and laws
  • Overcoming language barriers
  • Determining the paperwork you need to complete

If you have any questions or concerns about Italian dual citizenship through the maternal line process, our team is here to provide effective counsel and help identify the best path forward to achieve your dreams. With our comprehensive services and years of experience, you can rest assured you are in the right hands when working with us.

Learn more about Italian Dual Citizenship through the maternal line with the seasoned team at With_Papers

There are several reasons to become an Italian dual citizen, including connecting with the community your ancestors came from. However, if your relatives are women or your right to citizenship is through your maternal line, achieving this goal can be more challenging. Fortunately, you do not have to go through this alone. Our skilled team at With_Papers provides complete services that meet all your needs and help you obtain Italian dual citizenship.

Our founder has been an Italian dual citizen for over 20 years, so we understand what you should know about the application process and how to make it as stress-free as possible. We take a personalized approach and create a plan based on your unique needs. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 917-310-2246 or fill out our contact form.

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