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Important Update on Italian Law Change

Italian Law:  When you are applying for dual citizenship, to any country for that matter, there are things you must possess; patience! As you know, we applied and were approved for dual citizenship with Italy in November 2015. We are of course, still waiting for our Italian passports.

We did just, however, find out about a change in the Italian law from our lawyer who has helped us through this process. She advised that it is now possible to go directly to Italy to the comune (a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality) you are applying for citizenship with all of your paperwork and translations. It will still take about two years and if there are any questions you will have to hire a lawyer or someone to get the information and have it translated.

Roberta also advised, the comune’s are more selective in giving citizenship than the Italian Consulates in the United States. Of course, depending on the size of the commune, it might be even longer.

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