Table of Contents
- 1 How can I get Italian nationality?
- 2 Do I need to speak Italian for dual citizenship?
- 3 Can I get an Italian passport if my grandparents are Italian?
- 4 Can you get Italian citizenship without speaking Italian?
- 5 How do I know if I qualify for Italian citizenship?
- 6 Can you get Italian citizenship by descent in Canada?
- 7 How to become an Italian citizen of a foreign country?
- 8 Do you need a pledge of allegiance to be an Italian citizen?
How can I get Italian nationality?
The main ways to obtain Italian citizenship are:
- by birth, if the child was born to Italian citizens;
- through ancestry, or Italian citizenship by blood if parents, grandfather or great‑grandfather are Italians;
- through marriage, after two years of marriage in Italy or three years in another country;
Do I need to speak Italian for dual citizenship?
The answer to this question is NO, however, there are also cases in which speaking Italian is a requirement. Italian Citizenship by descent: speaking Italian is NOT a legal requirement!
Can you live in Italy without being a citizen?
Non-Resident Americans staying or traveling within Italy for less than three (3) months are considered non-residents. This includes persons on vacation, those taking professional trips, students registered at an authorized school, or persons performing research or independent study.
Can I get an Italian passport if my grandparents are Italian?
If your grandfather was born in Italy and was an Italian citizen when your parent was born, it’s possible to apply for Italian citizenship through grandparents. As with your mother or father, applying for Italian citizenship through grandparents is common.
Can you get Italian citizenship without speaking Italian?
Ultimately, only if you fulfill all the requirements (and speaking the language is not one of those), you will receive Italian citizenship.
Do you have to take a test to become an Italian citizen?
Changes to Italian law in December 2018 mean that anyone applying for Italian citizenship through marriage or residence (but not ancestry) must now prove they speak the Italian language to B1 level or higher.
How do I know if I qualify for Italian citizenship?
Criteria for eligibility
- You are of Italian descent or were adopted by at least one person of Italian descent as a minor (21 if born before 1975; 18 if born after 1975)
- At least one of your Italian-born ancestors was alive and an Italian citizen after the year of 1861 (the Italian unification)
Can you get Italian citizenship by descent in Canada?
If you have direct and unbroken ancestral ties to Italy, you can likely obtain Italian citizenship by descent in Canada with little complications.
How old do you have to be to get dual citizenship in Italy?
Obtaining italian citizenship (or dual citizenship) is possible in any of the following conditions. the claimant was born in Italy and is over 21 years old. One of the claimant’s parents is Italian. the claimant has been living legally in Italy for at least 10 years.
How to become an Italian citizen of a foreign country?
The foreign husband or wife of an Italian citizen can apply for citizenship through the Prefect if he or she has established residence in Italy for six months. Foreign nationals residing abroad may apply for Italian citizenship by virtue of marriage to an Italian citizen so long as they have been married for at least three years.
Do you need a pledge of allegiance to be an Italian citizen?
Under the jus sanguinis principle, anyone of Italian descent can claim his or her citizenship. It will be considered citizenship at birth, and no pledge of allegiance will be required. The process consists in claiming the right of Italian citizenship.