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SF Consulate

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:06 pm
by lou07
I had my appointment with the SF Consulate within the last couple of days. Anna Maria Stone's replacement is Alessio Cei. He is a really nice young man. He becomes permanent there in February. He was very polite and interested. All of my documents were in order. Small name spellings were not critical. He indicated that the input of the documents would be done that same day, and that we could get a passport tomorrow if we wanted to. He would then send the documents to the Comune for recording. Recognition letter should go out between 2 weeks and a couple of Months. He said we were Italian Citizens now....AWESOME, I will wait to get the passport when my letter arrives just to be safe.

Re: SF Consulate

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:50 pm
by zsnyder
That's great to hear.

With regards to name misspellings, how lenient was he?

Re: SF Consulate

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:05 pm
by lou07
On my GGF and GGM marriage certificate, my GGF last name was misspelled by one letter (omitted). My GGM, used her middle name (as her first name), and the first letter of her first name as her middle initial. Since both sets of parents were correctly spelled and documented on the cert, that was good enough. Other minor misspellings were on two of the other certificates. Nothing major. I believe they are looking to tie everything together, rather than cherry pick the mis-spells.

Re: SF Consulate

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:32 pm
by zsnyder
That puts me a little more at ease.

All of my documents are in order other than the anglicization of my GGF and GGM's first names upon their arrival to the US.

The big problem is with my GF's birth certificate. He's listed as Natal Mendo (should be Natale Mento), his father is listed as Antonio Mendo (should be Mento) and his mother is listed as Margarite Faffbletta (should be Margherita Farfalletta). My GF is the lineage link and I wish the consulate could supply a definitive answer as to wether the certificate will fly before my appointment. I hear that correcting birth certificates of deceased persons in Pennsylvania is an arduous task.