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Citizenship

 

Citizenship

REQUIREMENTS

Italian citizenship is based on Jus Sanguinis (literally “right of the blood”, birth right), whereby Italian citizenship is transmitted from parent to child; it is important to be aware that Italian women transmit the Italian citizenship only to children born on or after 1st January 1948 as per a specific Constitutional Court ruling.

The Italian law regulating citizenship is n.91 of 5th February 1992. In contrast with the previous law, the current law reassess the importance of individual intention in the acquisition or loss of citizenship and admits the right to holding more than one citizenship simultaneously, subject to the provisions of international agreements.

It will not be possible to reply by email or by telephone to general requests of information on the procedures or the necessary documents in order to submit an application for Italian citizenship. We advise all applicants to carefully check the information contained in the citizenship web pages.  

As per ministerial instructions, all correspondence and contacts with the applicants of Italian citizenship by marriage (according to articles 5,6,7 8 of Law 91/1992) can be made only through the Ministero dell'interno web site  Ali/Cives and not by email or telephone/other.

 

CITIZENSHIP OFFICE HOURS:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

The Office is open only by appointment from 9.00 to 12.00 a.m. on presentation of the e-mail from the Citizenship Office showing the date and time of the appointment.

Tuesdays, Thursdays

The Office is open only by appointment from 9.00 to 12.00 a.m. on presentation of the e-mail from the Citizenship Office showing the date and time of the appointment.

Only for new applications of Italian citizenship by descent: it is mandatory to book an appointment online through the “Prenot@MI” system (click here to book an appointment).


RIGHT TO ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP IS ACQUIRED (click on the relevant section for further information):

1. BY VIRTUE OF BEING MARRIED TO AN ITALIAN

2. BY BIRTH RIGHT (applicants must be over 18 y.o.)

3. FOLLOWING PATERNITY OR MATERNITY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

4. BY ADOPTION

5. BY RIGHT OF RESIDENCY IN ITALY

6. BY DECLARATION OF INTENT

7. BY BEING BORN WITHIN THE ITALIAN TERRITORY

8. BY REACQUIRING LOST ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP

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ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP RENUNCIATION

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CONTACT THE CITIZENSHIP OFFICE

Cittadinanza/Citizenship Office, Consulate General of Italy in London “Harp House”, 83/86 Farringdon Street EC4A 4BL London
Email: cittadinanza.londra@esteri.it

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR CITIZENSHIP IURE SANGUINIS ONLY

Please note applicants for Italian citizenship by marriage cannot and do not need to book an appointment.


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