**IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY**
If you are a permanent resident of the following States: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, Alabama, Mississippi, American Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Caymans, the Dutch Islands of St. Maarten. St. Eustatius and Saba, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, you must apply at the Consulate in Miami. If not, you must apply at the Italian Consulate competent for your place of legal residence.
COSTS OF ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION
STARTING JULY 8TH, 2014, APPLICANTS FOR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT SHALL PAY - with a MONEY ORDER TO THE ITALIAN CONSULATE GENERAL – US$ 394.30 WHEN SUBMITTING THEIR APPLICATION.
THIS FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE, REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME OF THE APPLICATION.
THE FEE SHALL APPLY TO DESCENDANTS OVER 18 (CHILDREN, GRAND-CHILDREN, ETC.) OF ITALIAN CITIZENS, AS WELL AS TO FEMALE SPOUSES OF ITALIAN CITIZENS WHO GOT MARRIED BEFORE APRIL 27TH, 1983, WHO WISH TO OBTAIN THE RECOGNITION OF THE ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP.
The Citizenship Office of the Consulate works only by appointment.
Before calling for an appointment you are required to read very carefully the instructions contained on this section.
Only if you have specific questions not dealt with in this “Citizenship section”, you may contact the Citizenship Office of the Italian Consulate, by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please remember to add your telephone number in your message.
For citizenship by descent (“Jure sanguinis”), by marriage (“Jure matrimonii”), and for reacquisition of citizenship by residence in Italy, appointments can be made in person at the Consulate General, or by calling:
1 – 800-686-4446 (Credit card) at the cost of $ 2.49 per minute.
You can call from 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31, Jan 1, Good Friday and Easter Monday.
This service is handled by ABTRAN (www.abtran.com), a company which acts on behalf of the Consulate. If you wish to change the appointment taken through Abtran, you have to contact them again at the above-mentioned telephone number.
The telephone service is to be used for appointments only, and not tor information on citizenship. All applications must be submitted in person at the Consulate on the date of the appointment. For INFO concerning laws, documents, etc. please refer to the instructions supplied in this website.
A few days prior your appointment, ABTRAN shall confirm it with you
If you have a complaint regarding ABTRAN’S service, please email details directly to:
PLEASE TAKE GOOD NOTE OF THE DAY, MONTH, YEAR + TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT, WHICH SHALL NOT BE CONFIRMED BY THIS CONSULATE GENERAL
Please do not ask for an update on the status of your application: should we need additional information from you, we shall contact you, otherwise you will be notified as soon as your turn comes. However, do inform us in writing if your address, telephone no., e-mail, have changed. Upon completion of the file, we will send you confirmation in writing.
THE CONSULATE DOES NOT PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
Carrying out genealogical research in Italy or in other countries
Requesting certificates from Vital Records authorities or writing letters to them
Translating documents or certifications into Italian on your behalf.