Some love Italy for its food and way of life, some need to travel to Europe for work and cannot stay more than 90 days without a visa, while for others they have memories of their grandma singing Italian songs before falling asleep and would like to get Italian citizenship to return to their roots.
For these reasons and for many others, there is a possibility to obtain Italian citizenship in several different ways. The most common ways are by ancestry/descent, marriage/civil union, and residency/
Are you a descendant from one of the millions of Italians who left their homeland during the
In fact, Italian citizenship law is currently based on the principle of
Requirements are based on a combination of various factors and events related to parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents. The primary requirement to be eligible to apply for Italian citizenship is to have at least one ancestor born in Italy who possessed Italian citizenship, without any generational limit.
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The information inserted in the online App will be reviewed by our experts. You will receive an initial assesment about your eligibility for Italian citizenship (ius sanguinis) in your email address.
If you are married or in a civil union with an Italian citizen you may already meet compulsory requirements to apply for Italian citizenship, or you will probably meet them in the near future.
The requirements depend on the place of residence and on the presence of children. For couples residing in Italy requirements are 2 years of residency and 2 years of marriage, while for couples residing abroad, the condition is 3 years of marriage. When children are present with the couple, both terms are reduced to half.
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Did you simply fall in love with Italy and decide to live and settle down here? This could be an interesting option for you!
If you have been legally resident in Italy, and you are still resident, you may be eligible for citizenship through residency and apply for Italian citizenship through naturalization.
Related –> Italian citizenship through Naturalization
It is important to highlight that Italian law allows double citizenship, so if your current citizenship accepts the same, you don’t have to choose between Italian citizenship or another citizenship, you can have both! The Italian passport is one of the most powerful in the world, so if you need to travel for your job, or would just love to obtain one, you can.
Do you think you may meet the requirements for any of these paths?
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Mazzeschi S.r.l. | Operazione/Progetto finanziato nel quadro del POR FESR Toscana 2014-2020
Il progetto ITACA (ITaly Attract ChinA) è un investimento nei paesi/mercati a lingua cinese, in particolare Taiwan con l’obiettivo di accrescere le quote di mercato dell'azienda. Tramite ITACA la Mazzeschi Srl ha aperto un ufficio a Taiwan con assunzione di personale di lingua cinese, creato un sito internet in lingua cinese e partecipato a fiere e varie attività di promozione a Taiwan.
Mazzeschi S.r.l. | Project co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020
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