Italian Citizenship Jure Sanguinis
You may already be an Italian citizen!
According to Italian Law 91 of February 5, 1992, Italian citizenship is conferred by bloodline. In other words, the descendant of an Italian citizen is already an Italian citizen. The descendant need only have his/her Italian citizenship recognized by the Italian government. An individual seeking to have his/her Italian citizenship recognized need only to produce evidence that everyone in his/her direct line of ascendants uninterruptedly maintained their Italian citizenship.
That's it? There's got to be a catch..
You're right, there is. In fact, there are many exceptions to what appears to otherwise be a straightforward rule. Let's start with the basic criteria applicable to everyone, and then we'll explore the specific categories an applicant must fall into in order to truly be eligible for Italian citizenship jure sanguinis.
Basic Criteria Applicable to Everyone
Now I'm confused… Am I eligible or not? How do I know if or when my Italian ancestor became a naturalized U.S. citizen?
We understand. As it turns out, eligibility for Italian citizenship jure sanguinis is not as easy to determine as it might have originally appeared. But here's the good news, we understand how these various laws work together and would be happy to help you apply them to your family history to confirm your eligibility for Italian citizenship. Schedule a telephone consultation with us today to get started.
During this 60 minute Zoom or telephone 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