Since 16th August 1992 (when Law n. 91/1992 came into force), the voluntary acquisition of another citizenship no longer results in the automatic loss of Italian citizenship.
- Italian citizens who voluntarily acquired another citizenship before 16th August 1992, automatically lost their Italian citizenship (art. 8 of Law n. 555/1912). However, they will be able to re-acquire their Italian citizenship, without losing the other citizenship, by establishing their permanent residence in Italy for at least one year (Law n. 91/1992 art. 13, letter d).
Click here for more information on the re-acquisition of citizenship by residence in Italy.
- Italian women who married a British citizen after 1st January 1949 (British Nationality Act of 30/07/1948) and voluntarily acquired British citizenship, lost their Italian citizenship. Click here for more information on the re-acquisition of citizenship by residence in Italy.
- Italian women married to British citizens before 1st January 1948, lost their Italian citizenship whilst not-voluntarily acquiring British citizenship. These women can re-acquire Italian citizenship ex nunc through a formal declaration of re-acquisition to be submitted to the Citizenship Office (click here to consult the list of documents to submit).