Italian Dual Citizenship My Journey

Last Edited: 2019-08-25 22:13:32

Ciao a tutti! Mi Chiama Freddy. I started my journey to try and get my Italian Citizenship by decent, Juri Sanguinis, recognized near at the end of 2018. At the time of writing this, I was almost a year into it. I have found numerous fantastic resources along the way that I want to document and share here for anyone else who needs help. There’s a lot to it, and it’s not easy, and it will cost some money, but I think it’s well worth it. Without further ado, Cominciamo…

Firstly, I like to play this music sometimes in the background when I’m at my computer. It makes me feel like I’m really digging into my heritage. You can if you’d like, it’s here for you:





I’m going to be writing these blog posts based mainly on my situation. I’ve found that most of the research I’ve done has tried to cover as many bases as possible - as it should - but I’m focusing on my situation to keep it more of documentation than explanation. I have links to all of the resources I’ve found so you can find all the information you need for your situation.

Of course, I have to say that I am in no way legal counsel, or have completed this process successfully, nor can give you any guaranteed advice of what would work for you.

Briefly put, My Great Great Grandfather and Grandmother gave birth to my Great Grandfather in Sant’Arsenio, Salerno, Italy. When My Great Grandfather was 3 months old, they boarded the SS Alesia and went to New York. My Great Grandfather gave birth to my Grandfather here, but because of the years that my Grandfather was born, and the year that he finally naturalized being after that year, he passed on the Italian citizenship. I will go into further, greater detail in a following blog post.

The links to each blog post is to the right (or below if you're mobile) so that this section can be easily accessed. Here’s what I’m covering:


How & Why This Started

The Detailed Story and Family History

Qualifications for Dual Citizenship

Consulate Information

Required Paperwork

Agency vs. DIY

Finding Genealogical Paperwork

Obtaining Paperwork

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