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Italian citizenship by virtue of being married to an italian citizen

 

Italian citizenship by virtue of being married to an italian citizen

According to art. 5 of Law 91/1992, the spouse of an Italian citizen living outside of Italy can apply for Italian citizenship 3 years after the date of the marriage or after 18 months if the couple has children. Provided there is no separation or divorce, citizenship will be granted if the marriage lasts until the signing of the Decree. Applicants who have their main residence in the United Kingdom must have a valid residence permit issued by the UK Home Office, and their Italian spouses must be registered as resident in this Consular district (AIRE) and state in their application clearly that the foreign spouse is living in the UK, specifying the address for both spouses.

STARTING FROM 11th FEBRUARY 2017 THOSE WHO ENTERED INTO A CIVIL UNION WITH AN ITALIAN CITIZEN, AFTER IT HAS BEEN REGISTERED AT THE ITALIAN MUNICIPALITY, CAN SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACCORDING TO ART 5 OF LAW 91/1992.

With effect from 5th October 2018, according to article 14 of D.L. 4th Oct 2018 law no. 113, which became law no. 132 on 1st Dec 2018, there is a fee of € 250 for each application or declaration of intent, acquiring, reacquiring or renouncing Italian citizenship.

Futhermore, the length of the application process, according to articles 5 and 9 of law 91/92, has been increased to 48 months from the date of application. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Since August 1st 2015, applications for Italian citizenship by virtue of marriage (art.5 law 05.02.1992, n.91, can ONLY BE SUBMITTED ONLINE by applicants legally registered as resident in the UK, whose Italian spouse is registered with AIRE in this Consular area through a dedicated web portal managed by Ministero dell’Interno https://cittadinanza.dlci.interno.it
Please note: the website is in Italian. This Consular office cannot provide technical assistance or translations.
The applicant’s details FAMILY NAME – NAME - DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH need to be consistent with the details on the birth certificate. Women must enter the maiden name. In case of a mistake, it will be necessary to cancel the registration, after logging in by using the function “Cancella la registrazione dal portale” and register again.

To apply please use “funzione 1 – Gestione domanda” and select the modello AE.
The application must be completed in all its parts. The different pages of the documents must be clearly visible in a multiple pages single pdf file. It is necessary to register on the website, fill an application form and upload the relevant documentation, as per the list available on this Consulate’s website.

This Consulate office cannot provide assistance for technical issues. A Help Desk is available for any issues please see the address on the Ministero dell’Interno website.

The application must be completed in all its parts. The different pages of the documents must be clearly visible in a multiple pages single pdf file. All the documents listed from as per the list available at the bottom of this page.

When the application is submitted, the system will create two items:
1) Application summary
2) Application submission id number

Once the application is checked by this Consulate, it will be either:
1) Accettata  - Accepted
2) Rifiutata – Rejected

Due to the number of applications received by this office, delays in the application’s check are possible. Please bear in mind that the expiration date of the criminal records will be based on the actual date of the upload of the document online. This office cannot be held responsible in case of expiration of criminal records due to rejection of an unacceptable application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to fill correctly all the field in the application and to upload all the documents necessary.

PLEASE NOTE:
Once the application is checked, the applicant will receive feedback via email through the ALI website. If the application is accepted the system will generate a K10/C reference number.

Accepted applications will receive an invitation via email to contact the Consulate via email to agree on a date in which to deliver the originals of the application documents. On the day of the appointment, the applicant must bring all the originals as uploaded on the website. The documents will be checked during the appointment and will not be returned, except for the Passports and residence permit. The applicant will have to pay following fees (by cash or British Debit Card only) in British Pounds Sterling only:

Euro  14.00    art. 24 - Legalisation of the applicant’s signature on the application
Euro  10.00   art. 71 – Certification copy of the applicant’s passport
Euro  13.00   art. 72A  Confirmation that a translation into Italian complies with its English original.

Following the original documents submission the citizenship process will be managed by Ministero dell’Interno. The applicant will be able to check the progress of the application directly through the Ministero dell’Interno website.

Rejected applications will receive a detailed feedback, please avoid asking for further information via the email address of this office. All communication must be through the website of Ministero dell’Interno.

PLEASE NOTE only accepted applications will receive an invitation to attend the Consulate.

DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO APPLY IN THIS CONSULAR DISTRICT TO BE UPLOADED ON THE ALI WEBSITE

1) QUALIFICATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AT B1 LEVEL OF THE CEFR as specified in the following page in the paragraph REQUIREMENTS;

2) ESTRATTO PER RIASSUNTO DELL’ATTO DI MATRIMONIO which must only be issued by the Italian Municipality where the Italian citizen is registered or by the Italian Municipality where it took place (the marriage certificate issued abroad on the day of the marriage ceremony is not acceptable). Please note that all marriages even those that took place abroad must be registered with an Italian Municipality (link with Stato Civile). Please make sure your marriage is registered before you make an application for Italian citizenship.

3) FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATE of the applicant legalised and translated into Italian. For the translation and legalisation please see the website of the relevant Italian consulate in the Country of issue of the certificate. The legalisation is by means of an Apostille, if the Country signed the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961, if not it must be legalized by the Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country of issue. The translation into Italian, carried out by a translator, must be certified by the Italian Consulate/Embassy in the country where the certificate was issued or legalised by means of an Apostille (for the Italian Consulates and Embassies visit http://www.esteri.it/). This certificate has no expiration date.

4) CERTIFICATE OF NO CRIMINAL RECORDS FROM THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND ANY COUNTRY OTHER THAN ITALY where the applicant may have resided permanently before moving to the U.K., starting from the age of 14. For the translation and legalisation rules please see the website of the relevant Italian Consulate in the Country of issue of the certificate. For all the Federal States the certificate of no criminal records must be issued by the Federal Police. In particular, for the United States, the “Police clearance” or the “Certificate of Criminal records” or “Certificate of good conduct” issued by the central authority of each State (not the county) and legalised by means of an apostille is required, as well as the F.B.I. clearance with the fingerprints, accompanied by a translation into Italian, and legalised by means of an apostille.

For Brazilian Nationals ask for “CERTIDAO DE ANTECEDENTES CRIMINAIS” issued by Policia Federal.

Indian Nationals can obtain this certificate from the High Commission of India in U.K. and obtain apostille from India.

For the translation and legalisation please see the website of the relevant Italian consulate in the Country of issue of the certificate. The legalisation is by means of an apostille, if the Country signed the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 if not it must be legalised by the Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country of issue. The translation into Italian, carried out by a translator, must be certified by the Italian Consulate/Embassy in the country where they were issued or legalised by means of an apostille.
These certificates are valid for six months from the date of issue by the competent foreign authority

5) UK CRIMINAL RECORDS CERTIFICATE (“Police certificate for immigration purposes” only) which you may obtain from acro.policecertificates@acro.pnn.police.uk. If this document has not been signed, ask for the signature of an official. This signed document must be  legalised by means of an apostille by The Legalisation Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, PO Box 6255, Milton Keynes MK10 1XX, Tel. 03700002244, e-mail: LegalisationEnquiries@fco.gov.uk  web-site: www.fco.gov.uk/legalisation. This service is only by post. Please have the certificate translated into Italian by a translator, and bring the translation with you the day of the appointment, it will be certified by this citizenship office. You can pay the fee for the certification with cash or UK debit card (for Consular fees see LINK with consular fees)*.
This certificate is valid for six months from the date of issue.

6) RECEIPT OF PAYMENT OF 250 EURO FEE. THE FEE CANNOT BE PAID AT  THE CONSULATE BUT MUST BE PAID BY BANK TRANSFER

The bank transfer receipt must list:

Beneficiary Account Name: “MINISTERO DELL’INTERNO D.L.C.I. – CITTADINANZA”; address: Via Cavour 6, 00184 ROMA

- Reason for payment: Citizenship Application name and surname of the applicant;
- International Bank Account Number (IBAN code): IT54D0760103200000000809020;
- Receiving Bank Name: POSTE ITALIANE S.P.A.
- Receiving Bank BIC/SWIFT code: BPPIITRRXXX.

7) APPLICANT’S UK RESIDENT PERMIT issued by the UK Home Office.

8) ITALIAN SPOUSE’S PASSPORT - only the pages showing the photograph and signature.

9) APPLICANT’S PASSPORT - only the pages showing the photograph and signature.

 


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