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Archive for the 'Italian Citizenship' Category

If your sibling or parent is already an Italian citizen, the office of Vital Statistics may offer a shortcut for your application.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services returns copies of my Italian great-grandfathers naturalization paperwork

A 2008 retrospective. A good way to feel accomplished and get excited about 2009.

Well today was interesting – I had my appointment this morning at the San Francisco Italian Consulate to apply for my citizenship. I used Google Maps street view to recognize the building before my brother, dad and I drove up to San Francisco but still managed to drive by it not paying attention. [...]

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 [...]

I’ve been collecting paperwork now for almost 3 years to apply for Italian citizenship. I have most of what I need. The person responsible for citizenship applications at the San Francisco consulate has been on leave for something like 9 months. The queue before she left was already nine months so when [...]

Identity CrisisWhat’s in a name?I received a great email on Thursday; my cousin outside of Milan sent me scans of my great-grandfather and great-grandmother’s birth, death and marriage certificates. The physical documents establish the link that enables me to obtain Italian citizenship.
The problem is that my great grandfather, known as Dante Ghidinelli to everyone [...]

Having received my grandmother’s birth certificate after a single email to a public official (gratis, no less), now I need to certify it with an official apostille. Here, you might get the document from the county recorder and the apostille from the Secretary of State. I sent an email to the original Standesamt [...]

Part 2 today – apostilles:
In 1961 many nations joined together to create a simplified method of “legalizing” documents for universal recognition. Members of the conference, referred to as the Hague Convention, adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that would be recognized by all member nations.
Documents sent to member nations, completed with an Apostille [...]

A couple of years ago, before I went to Europe, I found out that I am entitled to obtain a Italian citizenship through my great-grandfather:
You qualify if your paternal or maternal grandfather was born in the United States, your paternal great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his birth, neither you nor [...]