Father's Surname // Italian Name Change

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Father's Surname // Italian Name Change

Postby ivaniannoli » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:00 pm

(DOUBLE POST: This posting can also be found in the "Living & Working In Italy" section...)

I've heard that Italy requires people to use their Father's last name, regardless of whether that's the name they've used elsewhere (i.e. in the States).

I've also heard that changing a surname in Italy is very difficult and requires extremely compelling reasons.

BUT, I've also heard that those rules may be loosening. (My cousin sent me a link from an Italian newspaper about a year ago that said the Italian govt. was considering changing that rule, or at least easing the restrictions).

I have never used my Father's last name, but it looks like I'll have to once I get my passport. This will pose a problem, as my US documents will differ from my Italian documents.

Does anybody have any up-to-date info on this?

Many thanks!
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Re: Father's Surname // Italian Name Change

Postby ivaniannoli » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:02 pm

Here's something I dug up during a little Google session on the subject.

They may have recently revised the rule about name changes and name uses for dual citizens.

Translated link (by Google):
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.cognomematerno.it/&ei=O8qfS9_1CYeoswO2mNmGCw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBcQ7gEwAg&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcambi%2Bil%2Bcognome%2Bin%2BItalia%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3DenDen
///[YOU MAY HAVE TO COPY & PASTE THIS ADDRESS INTO YOUR URL BAR]///

And here's the original in Italian: http://nuke.cognomematerno.it/

Look on the right column, under where it says "News."

Anybody have anything further on this? If so, please share.

Thanks!
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