Italian Citizenship by Descent: 2 Special Cases You Have to Know
Pay attention if Your Ancestor had this characters: You can be Eligible too.
Italian nationality law is the law of Italy governing the acquisition, transmission and loss of Italian citizenship.
Like many continental European countries it is largely based on ius sanguinis.
It also incorporates many elements that are seen as favourable to the Italian diaspora.
The Italian Parliament’s 1992 update of Italian nationality law is Law no. 91, and came into force on 15 August 1992.
Presidential decrees and ministerial directives, including several issued by the Ministry of the Interior, instruct the civil service how to apply Italy’s citizenship-related laws.Italy is one of the countries where a person can easily be recognized as Italian by having at least one Italian ancestor.
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But the Law 91/1992 is not the only one Italian Citizenship Law.
Nobody talks about this, and this is dangerous for You: if you cannot recognize Your eligibility, You are loosing the chance to become Italian Citizen.
Italian citizenship by Descent petitioners would be eligible for recognition of Italian citizenship by having met the following requirements:
- One is son/daughter of Italian descent (or was adopted)
- A person’s Italian born ancestor was alive and a citizen of Italy before 1861.
- This person’s Italian born ancestor never lost his/her Italian citizenship by naturalization in a foreign country.
Or naturalized after the birth of their child who would be the next person in the direct Italian lineage.
These more recent laws statues that:
1) Law no. 379 of 14 December 2000 “Provisions for the recognition of Italian citizenship for the persons born and resident in the territories belonging to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and their descendants“.
Law 379/2000 contained provisions to recognize Italian citizenship for those persons who were born and residing in Italy’s annexed territories from the Austro-Hungarian Empire prior to 15 July 1920.
The recognition was available also to their descendants.
2) Law no. 124 of March 2006 “Changes to law number 91 of 5 February 1992 concerning the recognition of Italian citizenship for nationals of Istria, Fiume, and Dalmatia and their descendants“.
Law 124/2006 allows individuals who were Italian citizens residing in territories ceded from Italy to Yugoslavia at the time of their cession to reclaim Italian citizen status.
It gives the ability to claim Italian citizen status to those people with knowledge of Italian language and culture who are lineal descendants of the eligible persons who were residing in those regions.
So, Pay attention on your Italian Citizenship by Descent Researches. In this cases, You would be eligible.
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