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Reacquiring italian citizenship

 

Reacquiring italian citizenship

Since 16th August 1992 (introduction of law 91/92), obtaining another citizenship does not imply losing Italian citizenship.

Italian nationals born in Italy who naturalised British before 16th August 1992 lost the Italian citizenship. It is possible to regain the Italian citizenship, and still maintain the British citizenship, by transferring the legal residency in Italy (please click here for a list of documents required).

Italian women who, by virtue of a marriage to a British national before 01.01.1949 were automatically and unintentionally naturalised British authorities may regain the Italian citizenship by signing a declaration  (please click here for a list of documents required).

Italian women who married after 01.01.1949 and intentionally acquired British citizenship have lost the Italian citizenship (please click here for a list of documents required).

Italian citizens who obtained a foreign citizenship after 31.03.2001 do not need to notify the Italian authorities formally.

LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: (click here)

RECOVERING THE RIGHT TO ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP LOST AFTER NATURALISATION PRE 1992.

Italian nationals born in Italy who were naturalised British before 16th August 1992 lost the right to Italian citizenship. They can however regain it, and still maintain their British citizenship, by transferring the legal residency in Italy.

They may regain Italian citizenship:

1. automatically
After having transferred their residence formally in Italy for one year

2. by signing a declaration:
* directly at the Municipality of residence in Italy;
* or alternatively at the Italian Embassy/Consulate
and taking up residence in Italy no later than one year from the date of the declaration.

Before going to Italy, applicants must inform the Municipality that they lost the right to Italian citizenship by bringing to this Consulate or sending by post the following documents:

• certificate of British naturalisation, translated into Italian;
• Italian “estratto per riassunto dell’atto di nascita” to be obtained at the Italian Municipality of birth registration;
• British passport;
• Italian passport.

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.

Once you have obtained all the above mentioned documents, please contact the Citizenship office of the Italian Consulate General to book an appointment. Please email: cittadinanza.londra@esteri.it, specifying “Recovery of Italian citizenship” in the subject line.

It is not possible to book an appointment by phone.

In Italy applicants will have to apply for a “permesso di soggiorno” (residence permit) specifically for the purpose of recovery/ “Riacquisto” of Italian citizenship at the relevant Questura. Once the above mentioned “permesso” has been issued, applicants will be able to apply to be registered with the Municipality of choice.

RECOVERING THE RIGHT TO ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP LOST AFTER MARRYING A UK CITIZEN PRIOR TO 01.01.1949

Italian women who by virtue of marrying a British national before 01.01.1949 were naturalised British may regain their Italian citizenship by signing a declaration.

In order to recover the right to Italian citizenship, the following documents need to be submitted to the Italian Consulate:

LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (click here)
• birth certificate;
• marriage certificate;
• British passport.

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.

Once you have obtained all the above mentioned documents, please contact the Citizenship office of the Italian Consulate General to book an appointment. Please email: cittadinanza.londra@esteri.it, specifying “Recovery of Italian citizenship lost by marrying a British citizen prior to 01.01.1949” in the subject line.



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