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Re: Do I have any hope??

As CPA21 states, you can go to USCIS geneology services (at http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/? vgnextchannel=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextoid=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD) and perform a "Record Copy Request"....
by uwlaw
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Do I have any hope??
Replies: 2
Views: 4109

Re: Am I Eligible to Be a Citizen Now???

Was your father also an Italian citizen, regardless of whether he was in the picture when you were a child? If so, your mother's loss of citizenship did not result in your loss of citizenship in 1988, even if your mother had legal custody over you. This is due to the effect of the Italian Citizenshi...
by uwlaw
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:42 am
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Am I Eligible to Be a Citizen Now???
Replies: 1
Views: 2829

Re: Unsure of Qualifications

Unless you acquire a foreign citizenship with the intention of giving up your US citizenship, current Department of State policy (in accordance with US Supreme Court rulings) provides that you do not relinquish your US citizenship. Even taking an oath before the foreign government in which you purpo...
by uwlaw
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Unsure of Qualifications
Replies: 8
Views: 4147

Re: Unsure of Qualifications

So, if I understand it correctly, your GGF came to the US, leaving his wife behind in Italy. She gave birth to your GF in Italy in 1925, after your father had already naturalized as a US citizen. She and your GF then joined your GGF in the US. First of all, even though Italian women generally lost t...
by uwlaw
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Unsure of Qualifications
Replies: 8
Views: 4147

Re: Unsure of Qualifications

In your original post, you say "My Great Grand Father was naturalized in 1925 after my Grand Father was born." But when asked how old your Grand Father was when your Great Grand Father naturalized, you said "I don't think he was born yet." To start, could you clarify which of the...
by uwlaw
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:57 am
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Unsure of Qualifications
Replies: 8
Views: 4147

Re: Father Born to US Citizen in Italy

Joseph, Based upon the facts you have presented, it appears that your grandfather was an Italian citizen who had lived in Italy his entire life as of the time your father was born. Is this correct? If so, your grandfather and father were certainly Italian citizens at the time your father was born, u...
by uwlaw
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Father Born to US Citizen in Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 2096

Re: Do I qualify? Derivative citizenship

Citizenship in Italy is determined by virtue of jure sanguinis (by right of blood), not jure soli (by right of birthplace) as in the US. The US is one of the only major industrialized nations that grants citizenship solely by virtue of birth within the country. This is a big point of political discu...
by uwlaw
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Do I qualify? Derivative citizenship
Replies: 10
Views: 7327

Re: Do I qualify? Derivative citizenship

It does appear as if the 1923-1927 period would be the most productive, as it was clearly in excess of two years. Plus, it was after he lost his Italian citizenship in 1900, so it was a period during which he could have reclaimed his citizenship. Do you know the comune in which he lived during that ...
by uwlaw
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Do I qualify? Derivative citizenship
Replies: 10
Views: 7327

Re: Do I qualify? Derivative citizenship

Prior to 1983, Italian Citizenship Law provided that if a father living abroad lost his Italian citizenship, and he had children (under 21) living with him at the time, and those children acquired a foreign citizenship, those children likewise lost their Italian citizenship. In this sense, the citiz...
by uwlaw
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Do I qualify? Derivative citizenship
Replies: 10
Views: 7327

Re: Do I Qualify?

It certainly sounds like you're heading toward qualification. Make sure you read-up on your consulate's website (and this board) to see exactly what you'll need to prove your case. The census alone won't do it, as it's "self-reported", but it's ceratinly good news!
by uwlaw
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:52 am
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Do I Qualify?
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

Re: Do I Qualify?

The key question is whether your Italian-born great-grandfather naturalized as an American (or acquired any other citizenship) before your grandfather was born in 1924. Unfortunately, the date on which your great-grandfather obtained his SSN isn't a reliable indicator of this, so you'll have to dig ...
by uwlaw
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Do I Qualify?
Replies: 3
Views: 1770

Re: Do I qualify?

As to the first question asked, based on my reading of the original post, it appears that the OP's mother regained her citizenship in 1982 -- six years before the OP was born. If that's the case, she would have been a citizen at the time of his birth, and there would be no impediment to her passing ...
by uwlaw
Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:08 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Do I qualify?
Replies: 4
Views: 2500

Re: Does parents' divorce have affect on children's citizenship?

I agree with Em, particularly if your BF himself was born outside of Italy (if he was born in Italy, the analysis is somewhat more complicated, but may very well lead to the same result). By the way, if his parents were married before April 1983, he was actually born to two Italian citizens, not one...
by uwlaw
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:36 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Does parents' divorce have affect on children's citizenship?
Replies: 4
Views: 2726

Re: Did I lose my Italian Citizenship?

While many people have reason to complain about the different ways in which Italy treated men and women for purposes of citizenship (at least before 1983), you actually should be glad about this disparate treatment as it appears to have saved your Italian citizenship. Generally speaking, the only wa...
by uwlaw
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Did I lose my Italian Citizenship?
Replies: 2
Views: 2198

Re: I need a little clarification (special case living abroad)

As long as you legally reside in France, you are entitled to submit your application to the Italian embassy or consulate serving the region in which you reside. That said, while France is a Jure Soli country (like the US), it's version of Jure Soli differs from the US slightly. Moreover, as a fellow...
by uwlaw
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: I need a little clarification (special case living abroad)
Replies: 1
Views: 1183
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