Italian Citizenship

We provide legal assistance to individuals who want to obtain Italian citizenship by descent, marriage or naturalization, including assistance with cases of 1948 Court actions. Contact us for an initial assessment to check your eligibility.

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Citizenship Law

We provide advice and legal assistance for foreigners who may be entitled and would like to obtain Italian citizenship, including filing Court action against the rule that prevents the transmission of Italian citizenship by women before 1948. Our service starts with an initial assessment to check your eligibility for Italian citizenship. Once we confirm you are eligible, we can assist you with document procurement, translation, and legalization of necessary documents for citizenship applications. After obtaining all documentation, we will process and complete the citizenship application. We also assist with preparation of applications to be submitted to the town hall of residence in Italy.

If you think you may qualify for Italian citizenship, please send your query to citizenship@mazzeschi.it and follow the instructions to initiate your case. Please be advised that in some cases we may require the payment of a consultation fee for the initial assessment and schedule a 30 minutes call with one of our citizenship experts.

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Our service includes:
  • Legal advice on citizenship compliance
  • Advise of documents to submit and drafting documents
  • Preparation and submission of citizenship application
  • Fast-track citizenship procedure
  • Court action for applicants born to an Italian mother before 1948
Extra Services:
  • Document translation and Attestation
  • Legalization and Apostille
  • Residency registration with Town-hall
  • National Health Service registration
  • Identity Card application
  • Home feasibility certificate

Italian Citizenship through Ancestry (Discendenza)

Italian citizenship is based upon the principle of “jure sanguinis” (by right of blood). This means that a child who is born to an Italian father or mother, is also an Italian citizen, no matter where the child is born. People with an ancestor born in Italy may be eligible for citizenship, depending on a number of factors such as the date and place of birth of their parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents.

  • was an Italian citizen at the time of the applicant’s birth, and
  • the applicant never renounced his/her Italian citizenship
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  • was an Italian citizen at the time of the applicant’s birth
  • the applicant was born after January 1st, 1948 and
  • the applicant never renounced his/her Italian citizenship.
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and was an Italian citizen at the time of the applicant’s father’s birth neither the applicant nor the applicant’s father ever renounced the right to Italian citizenship
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And was an Italian citizen at the time of the applicant’s mother’s birth the applicant was born after January 1, 1948, and neither the applicant nor the applicant’s mother ever renounced the right to Italian citizenship.
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  • was an Italian citizen at the time of the applicant’s paternal or maternal grandfather’s birth
  • neither the applicant nor the applicant’s father/mother or grandfather/grandmother ever renounced the right to Italian citizenship.

Italian Citizenship through Marriage or Same-Sex Civil Union (Matrimonio o Unione Civile)

Spouses (through marriage or same-sex civil union) of Italian citizens may be eligible to acquire citizenship. Depending on where the spouses reside and if they have children (born or legally adopted by the couple), the application can be filed:

  • After 2 years of marriage and 2 years of legal residence in Italy (in absence of children);
  • After 1 year of marriage and 1 year of legal residence in Italy (with children)
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  • After 3 years of marriage (in absence of children);
  • After 1 and a half year of marriage (with children).
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Italian Citizenship through Naturalization by Residency (Naturalizzazione per Residenza)

People who legally reside in Italy for more than certain period of time, may be able to acquire citizenship. The applicable procedure and time vary depending on a number of factors, such as their nationality, the period they legally reside in Italy, their birthplace and the nationality of their parents and grandparents. The application can be filed:

Normally, NON-EU citizens can file an application for the naturalization ,after ten years of legal residency in Italy, provided that the applicant has remained compliant with immigration and Italian taxation throughout all this period.
The application can be filed:
  • after 3 years of residency, for those who were born in Italy or who have parents/grandparents that are Italian citizens;
  • after 4 years of residency, for European Union (EU) citizens;
  • 5 years of legal residence for stateless persons or refugees, as well as for legal-age foreigners adopted by Italian citizens;
  • No period of residence is required for foreigners who have worked for the Italian State for a period of at least 5 years, even abroad.
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Reacquisition of Italian citizenship

People who have held the Italian citizenship in the past can file an application for reacquisition of Italian citizenship as soon as they are resident in Italy

Those who have held the Italian citizenship in the past, provided that no renouncement has ever been made, are entitled to request citizenship to be granted again on condition that they take residency in Italy.
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