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Okay!! I have been to see the consulate. It turns out that Australia has a different treaty with Italy than America. And as far at the consulate can tell my nonna DID NOT lose her citizenship when she married my grandfather. I am not too sure how it all works but they said and Australian who married...
by Effie
Mon May 28, 2007 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 26
Views: 14259

And further to that if it could be claimed back and passed down onto the next generation why can't the next generation be the one to do the claim then if it is a if the person never lost their italian citizenship.
by Effie
Tue May 22, 2007 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 26
Views: 14259

This would be similar to an Italian who lost citizenship through naturalization and then was not aware of the opportunity to have it reinstated during the window that was open. But even if an Italian DID take that opportunity, any children that were born while the parent was naturalized did not inh...
by Effie
Tue May 22, 2007 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 26
Views: 14259

I think what Tiffany means is that the woman didn't realise she could reclaim her italian citizenship. This is a difficult situation because of changing laws (1948, 1975 and the australian citizenship laws of 1949). I do know one thing for certain and that is that nonna never took on Australian citi...
by Effie
Mon May 21, 2007 5:47 am
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 26
Views: 14259

The changing laws are what is confusing everyone I think. I understand where the mentor is comming from however I would like to mention that according to Australia my grandmother was not an Australian citizen, she was only a permanent resident because she married a naturalized citizen. So therefore ...
by Effie
Mon May 21, 2007 12:23 am
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 26
Views: 14259

Sorry I am now a bit confused. If my grandmother lost her citizenship when she married and didn't do the declaration then she didn't have citizenship to be passed on? Or am I just not getting my head around this? :o
by Effie
Fri May 18, 2007 5:38 am
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 26
Views: 14259

Looks like I might be in trouble then. It was my grandmother who lost her citizenship by marrying my naturalised grandfather and she has now passed away. :(
by Effie
Thu May 17, 2007 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 26
Views: 14259

I think it is just something that our family has assumed - that when she married she became Australian.
by Effie
Thu May 17, 2007 6:45 am
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 26
Views: 14259

Please Help

Hi I am from Australia but am hoping that someone can help me as we don't have an Austalian site that is half as good as this!! I am wanting to claim italian citizenship through my grandmother who came to Australia in 1931. My mother was born in 1952 (yes Nonna was in her 40's!!) so Nonna will have ...
by Effie
Thu May 17, 2007 4:48 am
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 26
Views: 14259

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