Orange is my favorite color

Next Tuesday at 11am I will enter the Italian Consulate in San Francisco to apply to become a citizen of Italy. My brother is flying in from Florida and my Dad is coming down from Northern California to also apply. I have been working on it for several years now at a leisurely pace and it’s almost come to the end!

Well, not exactly the end, since the SF consulate may take as long as two or more years before I hear back on becoming a dual citizen. Some people claim they have received passports in as little as a month from consulates in Detroit and Houston but the geography lottery put me in the San Francisco jurisdiction.

I have all of my paperwork and I’m waiting on one final translation that should arrive this weekend. I just need to fill out my application and paperwork affirming I’ve never renounced citizenship before. The very nice lady from the consulate provided some detail about the appointment:

If you bring your application packet in binders, folders, plastic sheet protectors, or anything similar, you will need to remove them from such holders, one by one, as we ask for them. Have your application, form 2A and 2B, if applicable, the discrepancy list, a copy of your driver’s license, a copy of your passport in front, with the supporting documentation behind them in chronological order. For the documents requiring a translation, each translation should accompany the document it belongs to.

It sounds very structured and being prepared I think it will be short. I plan on rewarding myself with a super carne asada burrito from Taqueria Cancun afterwards to celebrate with my brother and dad.


  1. Michael said:

    on August 13, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Hope it goes well next week. I have an appointment in Oct.

  2. Vinnie said:

    on August 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Good luck tomorrow, I have my appointment in October at the SF Consulate.

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