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A Superior Approach to Jus Sanguinis Italian citizenship

Many people who may qualify to become Italian citizens are led to believe that a decade-long ordeal of applying from the US through the Italian consulate is the only way to obtain this status, along with its many benefits and privileges.

For qualified individuals and families interested in claiming Jus Sanguinis (“Right of Blood”) Italian citizenship, the Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay offers a path to success that may be completed in a matter of months.

How do we make this possible for you? Through period of residency that combines your qualification process with an enjoyable stay in Italy. After determining your eligibility, we will assist you in establishing your residency in Italy in order to fulfill Italy’s residency requirements. Attorneys and affiliated professionals will navigate the Italian bureaucracy and handle the vitally important filings and approvals. The successful result of this process is to establish you as a full Italian citizen, with a passport and all the rights that come with it. Typically, all the requisite steps can be completed in 6 months or less.

However, we understand that many people are unable to live in another nation for an extended duration, particularly during their working lives. Depending on the applicant’s eligibility, Italian law does provide alternative approaches to obtaining Italian citizenship that do not require that you live in Italy.

Why would you want to establish Italian citizenship?

The benefits of obtaining Italian citizenship are numerous. As an Italian citizen, you will be able to:

  • Live, work, and study in Italy
  • Travel freely within the European Union
  • Vote in Italy’s elections and hold public office
  • Access Italian healthcare and education
  • Inherit property in Italy
  • Obtain Italian consular protection

Italian citizenship comes with EU rights

When you become a citizen of Italy, you will enjoy the same rights that all EU residents enjoy, including:

  • The right to live, work, and study in any EU member state without any need for authorization
  • The right to travel freely within the Schengen Area
  • The right to vote in European Parliament elections
  • The right to access EU education and healthcare
  • The right to claim EU social benefits
  • The right to consular protection from any EU member state

Are you eligible for Italian citizenship?

Generally speaking, all descendants of Italians have the right to citizenship since it is transmitted by blood (parenthood) across an unlimited number of generations. However, there are some restrictions, particularly in cases of transmission by the maternal line. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay can easily help you determine if you qualify.

Ways to qualify for Italian citizenship:

Paternal lineage
People whose direct ancestors on the Italian side are all men have the right to Italian citizenship.

Maternal lineage
In cases where there is one or more women on the transmission line, citizenship can be transmitted to children born after January 1, 1948. Our firm can take different approaches for dealing with maternal lineage claims that include ancestors born before 1948. Contact us to discuss possible options.

Women and men married to Italians until April 27, 1983 have the right to obtain citizenship automatically in cases where the Italian citizenship of their spouse is recognized. Same-sex married couples share the same right.

Additional Restrictions
Italians who have acquired other citizenships by renouncing their Italian citizenship can’t transmit it to their descendants. Also, some regions which are currently Italian were not always part of the country, and ancestors from these regions who emigrated before their incorporation into Italy may not qualify as Italians. For example, Trento that was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the year 1919, so only those who left this region after it became part of Italy in 1920 will qualify as Italian.

If you believe you may be eligible for Italian citizenship under these any of these conditions, our law firm can help.

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Our Expertise and Capabilities

The process of obtaining Italian citizenship can seem confusing and intimidating. We are committed to providing you with the personalized attention and support you need to navigate the process successfully and in as timely a fashion as possible. The Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay has experienced attorneys who are well-versed in the required legal processes in the US, and we maintain close working relationships with lawyers and other specialized professionals in Italy.

In cases where individuals such as your parents or grandparents may have undergone name changes in the immigration process or afterwards, our firm is the first in Connecticut to perform ancestor identity rectification to establish their identities and ensure your qualifications for Italian citizenship are clear.

The Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay and the network of international professionals we work with will be with you every step of the way to gather the necessary documentation, file the appropriate paperwork, and represent you at any hearings or interviews that may be required. We will also keep you updated on the status of your case and answer any questions you may have.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Connecticut Roots, International Capabilities

In addition to our capabilities in advising and representing clients in regard to Italian citizenship law and processes, our law firm also has experience in a variety of other areas, including:

  • International estates and inheritance
  • International real estate purchases
  • Complex multinational litigation

At both our Milford and Madison locations, our attorneys offer resources to address international legal matters.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of these matters, please contact us today.

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