Reacquisition of the Italian Citizenship

Apr 03, 2019

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Currently, Italian citizenship is regulated by Law of February 5th 1991, No. 91, Presidential Decree of 12 October 1993, No. 572 and the DPR of 18 April 1994, No. 362.

Reacquisition of Italian Citizenship

In order to apply for the reacquisition of Italian citizenship, there are basically two pathways:

a) if the applicant declares in advance his/her will to reacquire the Italian citizenship and the applicant establishes his/her residence in the territory of the Italian Republic within one year of the concerning declaration.

b) One year after the date on which the applicant establishes residence in the territory of the Italian Republic unless he/expresses to give up the Italian citizenship

Otherwise, it is also possible to apply for the reacquisition of Italian citizenship in the following cases :

c) if the applicant performs effective military service for the Italian Republic and declares in advance his/her will to reacquire the Italian citizenship

d) if, in the case the applicant takes a public job employed by the Italian Republic (even abroad), he/she declares in advance his/her will to reacquire the Italian citizenship

e) if the applicant declares in advance his/her will to reacquire the Italian citizenship , in the specific case where the applicant had lost the Italian citizenship by failing to abandon the employment of another State or an international body (even when requested) and demonstrates that he/she has established residence for the last two years in the territory of the Italian State and proves to have abandoned the employment given by another State.

In cases a), b) and e), the reacquisition of Italian citizenship will have no effect if the application is inhibited by decree of the Minister of the Interior, for serious and proven reasons and in accordance with the opinion of the Council of State.

Inadmissibility of the Reacquisition of Italian Citizenship

It must be clarified that the reacquisition of the Italian citizenship is not allowed in the following cases:

  • For the revocation of the adoption (requested by the adopted person)
  • If the Italian citizen, during the time of the state of war with a foreign State, has accepted of has not abandoned a public job (including military service) for that State without being under obligation, or has voluntarily acquired such citizenship.

Do you think you meet all the requirements to apply for the reacquisition of the Italian Citizenship?

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