Italian citizenship attorney
Citizens of other countries descended from an ancestor (parent, grandparent,great-grandparent, etc.) born in Italy may have a claim to Italian citizenship by descent (or, in other words, by derivation according to iure sanguinis citizenship principles). Italian citizenship is granted by birth through the paternal line, with no limit on the number of generations, or through the maternal line for individuals born after 1 January 1948. An Italian citizen may be born in a country whose citizenship is acquired at birth by all persons born there. That person would be born therefore with the citizenship of two (or possibly more) countries. Delays in reporting the birth of an Italian citizen abroad do not cause that person to lose Italian citizenship, and such a report might in some cases be filed by the person’s descendants many years after he or she is deceased. A descendant of a deceased Italian citizen whose birth in another country was not reported to Italy may report that birth, along with his or her own birth (and possibly the births of descendants in intermediate generations), to be acknowledged as having Italian citizenship.
A person may only have acquired jus sanguinis Italian citizenship by birth if one or both of that person’s parents was in possession of Italian citizenship on the birth date. There is a possibility in the law that the only parent who held Italian citizenship on the birth date of a child born with jus sanguinis Italian citizenship was the mother, who previously acquired the Italian citizenship by marriage to the father, who relinquished his own Italian citizenship before the child was born. If the Italian parents of a minor child naturalised in another country, the child may have remained holding Italian citizenship, if parents naturalized after their children birth. In 2009 the Court of Cassazione, with the Sentence n. 4466, attribuited a valid retrospectve judgement for both verdicts of the Constituional Court. It recognised the legitimate children from an Italian mother born before the first of January 1948 as Italian citizens by means of iure sanguinis.What has emerged from the majoirty of sentences is that individuals can be recognised as Italian citizens if they have Italian ancestors that have never renounced their Italian citizenship, regardless if the ancestor was a man or woman. Now we have chances of winning the trial against the Italian government since the Italian judges must take into consideration the legal precedents set: the 100 % of our clients trials were won.
Our services: Full assistance in applying for Italian citizenship in Italy for people of Italian descent:
- research accommodations where to settle while in Italy; accompany the client to the various public offices, advising till get the Italian passport.
- Represent descendants of Italian women born before 1948 to obtain citizenship via a trial against the Italian government,
- Conditions that disqualify for Italian citizenship in the Court: we assist to challenge these laws in the Italian Court (descendants of Italian citizens naturalized with their father; naturalization before 1912; ecc.)
- Italian citizens naturalized before 1991: assistance to get back the Italian citizenship (“Riacquisto della cittadinanza”)
It is not necessary to be present in Italy in any steps of the trial. It is possible to send us a power of attorney to represent the client in the trial and the documents that show the Italian descent.
Every member of your family (brothers, sisters, uncles, cousins, etc.) who have the same Italian ancestor can join the trial.
This process can be made only in the Italian Court, it is required the assistance of an Italian lawyer registered in an Italian BAR association.
We can have a trial also for the Italian citizenship for paternal lineage: if Client can show he has presented the request in Consulate, but after 730 days he still hasn’t answer.