Italian citizenship law centers on the principle of “citizenship by blood,” or the jus sanguinis principle. Because of this, any U.S. citizen with Italian ancestry may be able to claim Italian citizenship, as well, which would grant legal rights and responsibilities in both countries. This is known as dual citizenship.
If you are interested in Italian dual citizenship, it is important to talk to an experienced lawyer. The requirements and procedures for claiming Italian citizenship can be complex and must be followed to the letter if you are to achieve a swift and favorable result. With my experience and understanding of U.S. immigration laws and Italian dual citizenship, I can help you tackle this issue the right way. From my Fort Worth office, I serve clients across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and worldwide in seeking dual citizenship with the U.S. and Italy.
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There are different ways you may obtain dual citizenship in the Italy as a U.S. citizen:
There are a number of caveats and requirements to any of these scenarios, all of which must be thoroughly understood before you proceed. With my experience in immigration and Italian dual citizenship matters, I can help you understand what to expect and whether you may be able to obtain dual citizenship with Italy.
The United States does not formally recognize dual citizenship, but it does not oppose it. This means that a person may naturalize in Italy without risking his or her U.S. citizenship. Italy recognizes dual citizenship with the U.S. as of 1992 and does not require dual citizens to renounce their U.S. citizenship. Once a U.S. citizen reaches the age of 18, however, he or she can acquire a foreign nationality and relinquish U.S. nationality – if he or she chooses to do so.
If you are interested in dual citizenship with the U.S. and Italy, you should know:
As a Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana dual Italian citizenship attorney, I am here to support and guide you through the process of claiming Italian citizenship as a U.S. citizen and to advise you on issues that may affect you such. The intricacies of these issues should not be overlooked – and my detail-oriented approach is ideal to swiftly and effectively addressing your needs.