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Citizenship by virtue of being born in Italy

 

Citizenship by virtue of being born in Italy

By Italian law, if children are in the following conditions:

• if the parents are unknown or stateless or unable to pass on their citizenship according to the legislation of the country of origin/nationality;
• children found abandoned within the Italian territory when it is impossible to ascertain the citizenship.

Foreigners born in Italy, and/or in the above mentioned situations, may acquire Italian citizenship if lawfully and uninterruptedly resident in Italy from birth up until coming of age.


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