Press and Praise
I'll never forget the feeling of elation when Lauren and Carlo successfully located my maternal grandparents' Italian birth certificates. Holding both documents in my hands made me realize that my quest for dual Italian-American citizenship just got real! That quest now has reached a conclusion and it has a happy ending! Thank you, Your Italian Passport, for all your hard work and support. I can now visualize a Mediterranean sunset waiting for my wife and me. The future looks bright! - John M., California
- My journey began as a way to honor my heritage and pay tribute to my family: to those who came before, to my sons, my grandson, and to those yet to come. I started to collect my documents, but found that I needed help. I contacted another company but was uncomfortable with how they worked. I learned about Your Italian Passport through NIAF and my first contact with Lauren confirmed that they were extremely knowledgeable, professional, accessible and very easy to work with. They know this business thoroughly. The phone call before our visit to the Consulate lasted an hour–and was invaluable. Lauren walked me through each page of my application package. She told me what I could expect during the interview, and pointed out any possible questions I might be asked, and how they could be resolved. She also told me that if I was asked a question I was not sure how to answer, that I should call her during the interview. I was so grateful knowing that she had my back if I needed her help. I walked into the interview with my two sons with a much higher level of confidence–and breezed through the process. Today, one of our sons is living abroad, thanks to his Italian passport. If you’re thinking about dual citizenship, contact Lauren and Carlo; I recommend them without reservation. Grazie mille! - Jean H., California
My journey to Italian citizenship began as a tribute to my Nonno and Nonna who made the sacrifice of immigrating to America for a better life. I wanted to honor them and thank them for the gift of my heritage. I was flipping through my NIAF magazine, saw the Your Italian Passport advertisement, and went on their website to see if I qualified. It was obvious I had to leave this process to the experts so it would be done correctly. I scheduled my phone consultation with Lauren who was very professional and pleasant; she walked me through the process and explained what to expect. The process was seamless and I would recommend Lauren and Carlo to anyone who wants to realize their dream. Grazie mille Lauren and Carlo! ~Katrina, Southern CA
Thanks for your guidance, patience and knowledge in getting us to this point. As straightforward as our lineage is, it was still a 3 year journey, full of uncertainty, waiting and anticipation. Your confident assurances were much needed, along the way. I still can't imagine how anyone can navigate this process without your help! - Kevin N., Massachusetts
I started my journey towards having my Italian citizenship recognized as a tribute to my father. He was proud of being born in Italy and always said "All roads lead to Rome." Finding Lauren and Carlo was a godsend. From the initial phone consultation, I knew I was in the right hands. They kept me updated throughout the process and their assistant Laurel was amazing as well. Lauren's phone call the evening before my consulate appointment was reassuring. She explained how the visit would go and answered any last minute questions. The consulate staff was pleased to see all the required paperwork and documentation. I would recommend this service to everyone. - Maria Mongitore Cannavale
Lauren handled my Italian citizenship in a competent and professional manner. She is truly a master of her craft,an excellent communicator,and a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to give her my highest, unconditional recommendation to anyone on this journey to Italian citizenship. - Edward Buonopane
I am your typical organized, orderly accountant and I was sure I could pursue the process of Italian citizenship on my own. I jumped in doing genealogy searches, filling out applications for official documents, trips to government offices, contacting lawyers and I soon figured out that I would need help. I learned that this process was complicated and too big for me, plus, it would have taken a lot longer. I had a phone consolation from another provider of this service that left me feeling uneasy. I searched some more and found Your Italian Passport recommended by the National Italian American Foundation. After speaking with Lauren for my initial consultation, I was confident that this was the service for me. The entire process was organized, informative, and intuitive. I was given a spreadsheet to watch the progression of my case which gave me rest that I was being well taken care of. As the time approached for my appointment at the New York City Italian Consulate, I was starting to feel a bit intimidated. Part of the YIP package included a final phone consultation to wrap-up, prepare, and help ease the anxiety of the Consulate appointment. This final phone conversation is a brilliant component of the services. My Consulate interview went smoothly leaving with an approval for my citizenship. Alone, I never could have accomplished this same level of thoroughness and readiness to complete this process in one sweep, so it was money well spent! Grazie mille!!! - Richard Amorese
"We decided to seek dual citizenship jure sanguinis in order to not only reconnect with our Italian background, but also to provide us the option to travel to Italy as frequently and as long as we would like and to work on the EU economy should an opportunity arise. We knew it would not be a simple process, particularly locating vital records in Italy from a couple generations back. Lauren and Carlo were very versed with the entire process and helped locate and translate such documents in a timely fashion. They also prepared us well for what to expect at our particular consulate and to ensure we had all of our materials ready for the citizenship appointment. We are now officially dual citizens of the US and Italy and are excited for what the future may bring - thanks to YIP for their guidance and support along the way!"
Three years ago I heard about the process of applying for Italian Citizenship Jure Sanguinis and found YourItalianPassport.com. After speaking with Lauren, I signed up for the signature package and never looked back. Throughout the entire process of document collection to preparing me (and seriously calming my nerves) before the consulate meeting, Lauren and her team were incredible. The covered everything I could have imagined and treated me like a friend, rather than a client. Lauren reassured me, every time my doubt and nerves set in, that we would get through the process together. Thanks to all of their hard work, I made it to my consulate appointment last week with all of my immaculate documentation and the knowledge I needed to answer any and all of the questions that the officer could throw at me. My application was accepted, with no corrections or further information needed, at my initial appointment!! I am now officially a dual citizen of Italy and the USA, and I could not be happier. I plan to move to Rome to pursue my dream of being an artist and photographer in the Eternal City. Lauren, Carlo, and Laurel have truly changed my life, and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them, thank you so very much!!
Dear Lauren and Carlo,
Today a dream was fulfilled that began over 12 years ago. When I contacted you in February, 2015, I was in need of professional assistance to make my dream of becoming an Italian citizen a reality. Today, my dream was realized, when I received my Italian passport at the Consulate. Two weeks ago, I voted in the Italian elections. Next week I will enter Italy with my Italian passport. Sadly my mother passed away one week before my interview and application acceptance. It was an arduous task, and had I not connected with you it would not have become a reality. The Italian and American documents that you prepared for me were precise, and your tutorial regarding the interview at the Consulate was spot on.
My sincerest thanks and kind regards,
Thank you for your exceptional knowledge and detailed completion for my Dual Italian Citizenship. I highly recommend to anyone interested in Dual Citizenship to use Your Italian Passport if you want it done correctly and in the most professional way. Lauren and Carlo are extremely well-versed in how to obtain and complete all the necessary paperwork. They are easily accessible for any questions and support throughout the whole process. Lauren prepared me for my Consulate Appointment so I knew exactly what to expect. I highly recommend hiring Your Italian Passport. It would have proved much more difficult and time-consuming had I tried to do it on my own. - Laura Peterson (Achille)
I am so very happy to have discovered Your Italian Passport as I began the process of claiming my Italian citizenship jure sanguinis. My ancestry went back four generations, which meant gathering a lot of documents and discovering critical details about my family history long obscured by lore and misremembering. The team at YIP was fantastic throughout – from the first phone conversation right through the preparation for my appointment with the consulate. They quickly gathered all the documents (in amazing speed, about ten months) with relevant apostilles and translations. The conversation preparing for the consulate appointment was critical to easing my concerns and prepping for every possible contingency or question that may arise. The advice was spot on and made the experience really enjoyable. Over the course of the process we solved a long family mystery as to my grandfather’s real name – no one ever knew his real name until now, not even his children! Also, no one knew that my great-grandfather had ever been naturalized a U.S. citizen, another discovery. We also located our roots, the place of origin of my great-grandparents, and details about all of their children. That was a particular benefit of the process. The YIP team always promptly and thoroughly answered all my questions (even if sometimes I had many!), and they were able to navigate complex and varied bureaucracies involved in gathering the relevant documents. Confirmation of my citizenship was made five months after my appointment (even faster than the consular official had indicated), and I will receive my Italian/EU passport next month. What a great experience – and only 18 months from the first consultation to the receipt of the passport! I never dreamed it would be so fast, smooth, and enlightening. Thank you YIP! I have already recommended your services to many of my relatives who also want to claim their Italian citizenship. Grazie mille! – Dr. James E. Genova
We were so happy to have our Italian citizenship recognized with the help of Your Italian Passport! In our first consultation, Lauren was able to confirm within 10 minutes the legitimacy of our 4th generation claim to citizenship. It was clear she had a great deal of expertise. Putting together the documentation back to our great great grandfather was no doubt a huge undertaking, but it all came together and Your Italian passport had everything organized and ready for us. Possibly the greatest strength of the Your Italian Passport team is their detailed knowledge of how the consular system works. Through their experience, they anticipate problems and offer solutions. They are pros! For us, having dual citizenship is well worth the cost and we have already recommended Your Italian Passport to a friend. -- Kathryn and Valerie Izzo
Thank you to Your Italian Passport for all of their hard work and persistence. Their professionalism and perseverance got us here. I firmly believe without their expertise this never could have happened.
We had interviewed another company when we were starting this journey. Your Italian Passport offered the complete package and we chose them based on that cohesive process. Throughout the process, I had all of my questions answered and felt so supported. Lauren is a problem solver who recognized the potential problems we would face, but who really advocated for us and went above and beyond. Carlo provided excellent translations, was always available to us, and most importantly never gave up in the search for my grandmother’s birth record from Bari, one of the last documents to be found. In hindsight, we realize that we NEVER would have gotten across the finish line with anyone else but Your Italian Passport!
At the end we felt like family. The team at Your Italian Passport really cared about us and worked so hard for us. They really went out of their way. We are truly grateful. -- Michele Stewart and Family
"I am so happy to have found Your Italian Passport. They were always ready to answer my questions and were quick in responding to emails. I would easily recommend them to anyone looking to apply for Italian citizenship. While the appointment in Los Angeles was fairly painless, the consulate later asked for additional paperwork not mentioned in the initial meeting. It was a massive headache, but Lauren and Carlo were very patient. They shared in my frustrations and did everything they could to help me get the additional documents (like amended birth certificates). It was a bumpy ride but I'm glad I had Your Italian Passport, as without Lauren and Carlo, I would not have been able to get everything I needed." Brianne Bellio, Tucson, AZ
I contacted Your Italian Passport regarding getting my dual citizenship. We scheduled an hour long interview session for a very reasonable fee (which was later applied to my overall costs). This session easily helped me determine if I was qualified and under what circumstances. Lauren explained in detail the entire process, what to expect and the estimated duration. She informed me that I could contact them anytime during the process to discuss any issues or questions I may have. All this was included in the overall processing fee. They secured all the documentation required from Italy, Vermont and New York state. They completed all translations and necessary certifications required by Italy for processing my application and scheduled my Consulate appointment. Once the time for my appointment approached Lauren schedule a call with me to review all the documentation and minor errors that were present in the records and coached me on the responses I should give to the consulate should they question me on them. Lauren also had insight to the personalities of the people I would be dealing with at the Consulate. She is very informed about them not only where I appeared but at several of the consulates around the country. When it came time I was well prepared and was told by the consulate personnel that my application was one of the most complete and accurate they had ever processed - needless to say SUCCESS. All my thanks to the team at Your Italian Passport - could not have been so successful without them. -- John Valente, AZ
From beginning to end, our experience with the team at Your Italian Passport can be summed up in one word - EXCELLENT!! Lauren and Carlo's research, knowledge of the application process, and attention to detail, ensured that we had a successful review of our application at the Italian Consulate. If anyone is considering seeking Italian citizenship, I can, without hesitation, highly recommend the services Lauren and Carlo provide. Bravissimo, Your Italian Passport! -- Ron Schiavetta, FL
After conducting a thorough search of various organizations to help me obtain my official Italian citizenship, I decided to move forward with the team from Your Italian Passport.
From start to finish, the team has been exceptionally attentive and informative regarding the entire process ensuring I knew what was needed, what all next steps were and also what the time frame would look like as to have the right expectations. I also felt very confident working with them as they are lawyers with years of experience specializing in this field directly, so I knew I was in good hands with a team that could get the job done. Not only did they finish my documents earlier than I expected, but Lauren, one of the founders herself, went completely out of her way to ensure that everything we went well for my appointment and that I left as an approved Italian citizen :) I couldn't have asked for better service and I am thrilled I chose to work with them through this process. It was easy, streamlined and most importantly I can legally say that I am a citizen of Italy!
Thank you to the entire team at Your Italian Passport for helping me accomplish one of my dreams, having dual citizenship, and a special shout out to Lauren for going truly above and beyond! -- Jennifer Brunacini
From start to a very successful finish, Lauren and Carlo of Your Italian Passport made what could have been an arduous journey so much easier. I have friends who are still waiting through regular channels for more than two years, and my process was completed in under a year, including the collection, translation, and certification of all the necessary documents. In fact, I have already recommended Your Italian Passport to friends in my Italian club. Lauren and Carlo walk you through the entire process and stay connected through any hiccups or issues. They set up your consulate appointment, which is huge! if you have tried to navigate the Italian Consulate website. And they know which documents you need! I saw other people, who had followed to the letter, the requirements on the consulate website,turned away at the window, for lack of the correct documents! For anyone who is frustrated with what they have encountered thus far, this is the place for you! And if you are just beginning the process, contact them right away. Their services are amazing and much less expensive than other avenues. I couldn't be happier with my outcome. -- Candice LaSpina, NV
Dear Lauren, Carlo and Your Italian Passport,
I am writing to convey what a fabulous journey it has been for my family and me to have had the chance to work with you. You have supported us in ways that we could not have done on our own to achieve citizenship in Italy. The process has been incredible and has brought us more joy than we can properly express. Your thoughtfulness, dedication, generosity and persistence have allowed us to realize a dream come true. Along the have way we have learned about our family and heritage, and this has added immeasurable thrill to the experience. Please know that we value and appreciate your service more than words can say.
From my immediate family on Orcas Island, Washington and my sister’s family in Boulder, Colorado, we wish you and yours our gratitude and respect for everything you have done for us.
Love, Ben Luna and the extended Luna Family
Your Italian Passport was featured in the October-November 2016 issue in Voce Italiana, D.C.'s oldest and most-respected Italian-American newspaper!
Your Italian Passport is featured in the newest edition of We The Italians. Two Flags, One Heart by Umberto Mucci.
Composed of 100 interviews, Two flags, One Heart represents the sense of loving two different countries and somehow belonging to both of them, a story that has been describing the lives of the Italians in America for over a century.
During this 60 minute phone consultation we will confirm your eligibility for citizenship, talk about your goals, and come up with a plan tailored to your needs. This will be credited toward your Signature Package if you choose to move forward. $300