RECOGNITION OF ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BY MARRIAGE
(Art. 5 Legge 5 febbraio 1992, n. 91)
The spouse of an Italian citizen can request the Italian citizenship after six
months of marriage if resides in Italy or three years if the residence is
outside of Italy.
2. BIRTH CERTIFICATE - It must be "long form", translated into Italian . It
must bear the "Apostille" (according to Hague Convention of Dec. 5th, 1961).
"Apostille" is the legalization provided by the Office of the Secretary of State
of the State where the birth certificate is issued. Documents issued in
Countries other than US must be translated into Italian and legalized by the
Italian Authority (Consulate or Embassy) in the Country of origin;
3. MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE issued from the Comune of registration in Italy;
4. CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP of the Italian spouse (it can be issued by
this Office only if the Italian citizen is duly registered with the A.I.R.E. - "Anagrafe
Italiani residenti all'estero");
5. AFFIDAVIT OF FAMILY COMPOSITION stating the applicant's family
composition with personal data (Applicant, Italian spouse, children);
6. POLICE RECORD issued by the Department of Justice of the State where you
reside (in original with official seal) translated into Italian. Should you have
legally resided in other locations outside this Jurisdiction, you need a
criminal record for each State or Country. (All translated into Italian and
legalized by the Italian Authority (Consulate of Embassy) in the Country of
7. FBI Clearance (Finger Print Form) from FBI-Criminal Justice Information,
service division Attn. S.C.M.O.D. D2, 100 Custer Hollow Rd., Clarksburg, West
Virginia 26306 Ph. (304) 624-6200 or (304) 625-2000, with translation into
8. Copy of your passaport.
On July 15, 2009 a new Law N.94, regarding citizenship, was enacted in Italy,
which states that effective August 8, 2009, prior to presenting applications to
request Italian citizenship through marriage or renunciation of Italian
citizenship, you are required to make a wire transfer, directly to the Ministry
of the Interior in the amount of 200 EUROS, using the following coordinates:
D.L.C.I. – CITTADINANZA
IBAN CODE: IT54D0760103200000000809020
BIC/SWIFT CODE: BPPIITRR
The receipt must indicate your maiden name, place and date of birth and reason
for the transfer.
PLEASE NOTE THAT RECEIPT OF THE WIRE TRANSFER IS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE TIME OF
THE APPLICATION, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, AS INDICATED ON OUR
Please contact the citizenship office of this Embassy to set up an appointment.
Your passport and driver license are required.
There is a Consular fee to pay for each legalization provided by this Office.
Such fee is subject to change every three months. Personal
checks cannot be accepted. Incomplete applications (and/or
documentation) cannot be taken into consideration.