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My italian citizenship

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:31 pm
by Sylvana

Can someone advice me about my Italian Citizenship.My mother was born in Italy .I was born in Argentina where she passed away .I now live in Miami.
I want to go to Italy to process my citizenship from there.Can somebody advice me in how to do this? assuming that I can not do ANYTHING FROM HERE .:shock:

I also want to marry my boyfriend there so he can become an Italian too.

What steps should I take? :idea:

Thanks :)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:41 am
by Em
Sylvana, you can process your request in Miami. You just need to get the documents and apostilles from Argentina. This can be done by mail. You will need you mom's birth certificate from Italy and proof that she naturalized after your birth (if she did indeed naturalize). You'll also need her marriage certificate and death certificate (all with apostilles). Your own birth certificate (with apostille) is also necessary.

You can apply in Italy but it will probably be a bit more difficult to get the various permessos that will allow you to stay. Best to apply in Miami, which is your consular jurisdiction.

Good luck.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:53 am
by Anonymous
consider applying in Argentina. Argentina is one of the countries that Italy helps process applications "differently" than for Americans. It may also be a faster process, as American consulates are very overwhelmed right now with the ever increasing demand of thousands of applicants. many Italians want to return to their country. just check into this possibility. especially if you have a family member in Argentina, who may be able to speak for you at the consulate to gather information.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:45 pm
by Em
Hi Sylvana,

I'm not sure what the procedures are in Argentina, but you will only be permitted to apply there if you can demonstrate a residence in Argentina. If you still have relatives living there, this may be a possibility for you, but generally you are required to apply in your consular jurisdiction not the consular in which most of your records originate. Applying long distance may present problems too, so you'll need to consider carefully what makes most sense for you.

Some other questions. You say you now live in Miami. Are you now an Argentinian citizen or an American citizen? If an American citizen, did you acquire this citizenship through your father at birth or through naturalization? If you acquired it through naturalization before 1992, that would present a problem. Did your mother become an Argentinian citizen? If so, was it before or after your birth? The answers to these questions affect your eligibility.

Good luck.

Thanks for your replies

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:56 pm
by Sylvana
I was born in Argentina,I now live in Miami but I`m not a resident neither I`m and american that`s why I cannot process my aplication thru the Italian consulate here in Miami.See.My mother was born in Italy she never became an Argentinian citizen.She passed away there in Argentina.
That`s why I need to find out what is best for me.
Rigth now the embassies in Argentina are saturated with aplications,at least thats what my family is telling me.

I wish I could do something :oops:

It is really frustrating

Thanks guys

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:21 pm
by Anonymous
Sylvana, the consulates say you must be a resident of their jurisdiction. Proof is needed to the satisfaction of the consulate, even if that is a utility bill. However, they still want a Photo ID. So, it does not seem that you can use the Miami consulate, but ask them anyway. doesn't hurt.
Anyway, as Angela said, there is something about Argentina that supposedly makes it easier. maybe she knows more about this than I do. However, ALL consulates are busy now, with hundreds of thousands of applications. Your Only "legal" way of acquiring Italian citizenship seems to be through Argentina, if you are not in the US as a legal resident. My guess is that the process would be much faster in Argentina, than here, but that is only a guess. I would first ask the consulate in Miami for assistance and see what they tell you. Anyway I can be of help, I will be glad to.

Argentina article

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:33 pm
by mfk
This is an article from 2002, but from what my Italian friend in Argentina tells me, things have only gotten more backed up. Argentina's definitely not the place to apply if you have a choice: ... 116arg.htm

Best of luck!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:15 pm
by Sylvana
I really appreciate your replies.I guess My hands are tight rigth now so I will have to wait and see what is the best solucion for me. :cry:
Happy a happy day.