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Re: Who grants or recognizes a citizenship?

It is my understanding that your local Italian consulate reviews all the documentation and makes the decision. Once this is done, the information is sent to the Italian comune where your family orginates.
by Davide
Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Embassies and Consulates
Topic: Who grants or recognizes a citizenship?
Replies: 4
Views: 3451

Re: Houston or NYC?

Several years ago, while living in Texas I went through Houston. Once I sent in all my paper work, I was recognized an Italian citizen within one month! I don't know how things are today. Needless to say, there are far fewer requests for Italian citizenship in Texas than say, Boston, New York and ot...
by Davide
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:45 am
 
Forum: Embassies and Consulates
Topic: Houston or NYC?
Replies: 4
Views: 2925

Re: ok now which passport do i use? when?

While Italy does recognize dual citizenship for its citizens, she does not place them on equal status. As far as the Italian Goverment is concerned, you are an Italian citizen and must conform to Italian law. From what I understand, as an Italian citizen you must enter Italy and leave Italy using yo...
by Davide
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ok now which passport do i use? when?
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Italian citizenship for everyone?

The Italian law is clear. If there is a direct unbroken line from the original Italian ancestor you too can be an Italian citizen. This, however, is not the general rule throughout the European Union. In almost all countries in the E.U. citizenship through the blood line is extended only to the seco...
by Davide
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Italian citizenship for everyone?
Replies: 54
Views: 21192

USA Taxes?

Of course, the best way not to pay USA taxes for those who have Italian citizenship and are living in Italy is to give up American citizenship. Why should you have to pay taxes to a country you are not living in? Just a thought :)
by Davide
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Paying Italian Taxes while living in the US
Replies: 12
Views: 3802

Why does SF take so long?

Wow, I can't believe that SF is not giving appointments until 2010! Why does SF take so long? In 2007, I lived in the Houston jurisdiction, and following their instructions, I did everything via mail. Once my documents were submitted, within three weeks I was notified that the consulate had recogniz...
by Davide
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:17 am
 
Forum: Embassies and Consulates
Topic: When should I make my appointment?
Replies: 19
Views: 3859

Pure Italian?

Very interesting topic! I did, of course, vote in the last Italian election. Can someone tell me what a "pure Italian" is?
by Davide
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:58 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: 1948 rule: Progetto di legge 995
Replies: 12
Views: 2721

Naturalization document.

The Italian Consulate in Houston only wanted a copy of my grandfather's USA naturalization documents. Now that other family members, (my brother's kids) are seeking their citizenship, this all important document is still in the family. Of course, in my opinon, the Consulate in Houston is one of the ...
by Davide
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:47 am
 
Forum: Documents
Topic: Do we eventually get our documents back from the Consulate?
Replies: 5
Views: 897

In bocca al lupo!

Well, I am sorry to say, it seems as if you are unable to have Italian citizenship de iure sanguinis. However, since your Nonna was an Italian citizen, by living in Italia for 2 years you could get your citizenship that way. In bocca al lupo! (Good luck!)
by Davide
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:08 am
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: italian grandmother ???
Replies: 2
Views: 637

"de"

Salve,

No, "de" is not French here. It is Latin, meaning by or of, "de iure sanguinis" I=J.
by Davide
Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Embassies and Consulates
Topic: Detroit's Policy?
Replies: 20
Views: 3969

Italian citizenship after many generations.

Well, I really hope you pursue this matter. According to present Italian law, if you qualify de iure sanguinis, it is your right no matter how many generations have past. That being said, there does seem to be some concern in Italy about people seeking recognition of Italian citizenship after so man...
by Davide
Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:47 am
 
Forum: Embassies and Consulates
Topic: Detroit's Policy?
Replies: 20
Views: 3969

Houston

Dr. Susanna Sgoifo was one of the finest people I dealt with at the Italian Consulate in Houston. Following her direction to the letter, and after presenting all my documentation, I was recognized as a citizen of Italy in less than one month. I am sorry to hear she is no longer in Houston. She reall...
by Davide
Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Embassies and Consulates
Topic: empty feeling...Houston
Replies: 9
Views: 2166

Luca, that is a good question. I know if a dual citizen USA/It enters Italian on a USA PP, instead of an Italian PP, if discovered, there is a very high fine. I am not sure about other E.U. countries.
by Davide
Tue May 27, 2008 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Which passport to use?
Replies: 24
Views: 6772

Which passport response.

Yes, as a citizen of the E.U. you are required to enter E.U. member countries with your Italian Passport ( E.U. Passport). If you are traveling to a non E.U. country, I would think the passport you present would be up to you. Remember, of course, that if you use your Italian Passport to enter a non ...
by Davide
Tue May 27, 2008 7:49 am
 
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Which passport to use?
Replies: 24
Views: 6772

Passport

As an American Citizen, you must leave the USA (book your flight) with an American passport, and enter the USA with your American Passport. As an Italian Citizen you must enter and leave Italy (Passport Control) with your Italian Passport. This is both USA and Italian law. Since 9/11 things are very...
by Davide
Mon May 26, 2008 7:44 am
 
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Which passport to use?
Replies: 24
Views: 6772
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