Italian Citizenship Through Naturalization

If you want to become an Italian citizen but do not have any family ties to the country, Italian citizenship through naturalization may be your best option. While this route can be time-consuming, it is often the most accessible. However, you may not know where to start and need help from an experienced team. At With_Papers, we are here to support you every step of the way to make your experience as stress-free and smooth as possible.

We are licensed Rome and New York attorneys with over 20 years of experience practicing international business law and Italian dual citizenship and residency law. Our full-service consultancy is exclusively dedicated to helping Americans obtain Italian dual citizenship by working closely with talented professionals, providing valuable counsel, and offering comprehensive services. With this dedication and our high-quality services, you can trust us to handle every aspect of your case with efficiency and attention to detail.

What are the requirements for obtaining Italian citizenship through naturalization?

Before applying to become an Italian citizen through naturalization, you must have legally lived in Italy for at least 10 years. This period may be reduced for grandchildren of Italian grandparents or children of Italian parents, nationals of EU member states, stateless persons, and individuals adopted by Italian citizens. Additionally, you must present a translated and authenticated original copy of your birth certificate and meet the following requirements:

  • Valid proof of required minimum income for at least three years before the date of application
  • Provide income tax returns to prove you are a regular taxpayer
  • Pass the B1 level of the Italian language test unless you obtained a graduate degree in Italy or earned a degree from the Provincial Centre for Adult Education after 2015
  • Recent, translated, and notarized proof of no criminal record in Italy and other countries of residence

We understand it can be difficult to know if you meet these requirements and gather all the paperwork needed to apply for Italian citizenship through naturalization, so we will work with you to determine if you qualify, what you need to build your application, and how to move forward with the process.

5 steps to becoming an Italian citizen through naturalization

Our hardworking team at With_Papers guides you through every step of the complex Italian dual citizenship process so that you can focus on your day-to-day tasks while we ensure you have all the documents and paperwork needed to apply. The steps involved in obtaining this status through naturalization include the following:

Visa and residence: You must establish residency in Italy before becoming a dual citizen through naturalization, so you have to live in Italy for at least six months out of the year with a visa.

10-year residency: This legal residency in Italy must continue for at least 10 years for non-EU citizens.

Gathering documents and application: Our team can help you collect the documents you need to prove you meet the requirements for Italian dual citizenship through naturalization and submit your application to the Italian Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.

Approval: Waiting times for application approval can vary depending on the office’s workload, but once they approve your application, your local town hall receives a decree.

Citizenship ceremony: Within six months of the official decree, you will attend a citizenship ceremony to recite an oath and pledge allegiance to the Italian Republic.

Despite the lengthy timeline for obtaining Italian dual citizenship through naturalization, our committed lawyers provide communication, support, and unmatched services from start to finish so you always know what to expect.

Why contact With_Papers to help with your case?

While you may be committed to becoming an Italian dual citizen, you do not have to handle the process alone. With the help of the trusted team at With_Papers, your dreams of achieving Italian dual citizenship can become a reality. We manage every element of the process, including the following:

  • Understanding your goals and expectations
  • Interpreting rules and laws
  • Overcoming language barriers
  • Identifying the paperwork you need to complete
  • Developing a report tailored to your needs, including costs and timeline for completion
  • Corresponding throughout the process with case updates
  • Working with valuable resources, like genealogy experts, tax advisors, and experienced lawyers

We understand you may have questions about becoming an Italian dual citizen through naturalization, so we are here to address your concerns and determine the best path to a successful outcome.

Contact the experienced team at With_Papers to learn more about Italian citizenship through naturalization

Italian dual citizenship has many benefits, including working and residing in the country, an easier property-purchasing process, and passing Italian citizenship onto your children under 18. Even if you do not have Italian heritage, you can still obtain this status through naturalization. Our skilled team at With_Papers is here to help streamline the Italian dual citizenship process so you can have a hassle-free experience and focus on your work and family.

We understand every person seeking Italian dual citizenship is different, so we take the time to listen to your story, identify your unique needs, and create a personalized plan. With our founder being an Italian dual citizen for over 20 years, we thoroughly understand the application process, giving you the peace of mind that you are in the right hands. To learn more about Italian dual citizenship through naturalization, call us at 917-310-2246 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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