Citizenship Application in Italy

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Joanne, really took the time to explain the process and the best way to fulfill our requests. She was very good at communicating timelines and what was to be expected. She worked quickly to make sure we completed our process.
Flavia Krause
Flavia Krause
28 Mar 2024

Service Details

Citizenship Application

This service is available across Italy

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • This service is designed for expats and non-Italian residents seeking to navigate the intricacies of acquiring Italian citizenship. 
  • Whether your path is through marriage, residency, service, descent (jure sanguinis), or birth within Italy, our team is equipped to guide you through the legal landscape, ensuring compliance with Italian laws and regulations governing citizenship applications, notably:
  • Law No. 91 of 5th February 1992: This is the foundational law regulating the acquisition of Italian citizenship, outlining the conditions under which individuals can apply based on marriage, residency, descent, or birth​​​​.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?


The process and requirements for applying vary significantly depending on the route taken:

  • By Marriage: As per Article 5 of Law No. 91/1992, a non-Italian spouse must have been legally residing in Italy for 2 years, or 3 years if residing abroad, with these periods halved if children are involved. A €200 application fee, clean legal record, and B1 level Italian language proficiency are mandatory​​.
  • By Residency: Article 9 of Law No. 91/1992 states that non-EU citizens require 10 years of legal residency in Italy, while EU citizens need just 4. Applicants must demonstrate economic self-sufficiency, tax compliance, a clean criminal record, social-cultural integration, and B1 level Italian language proficiency​​​​.
  • By Birth: Children born in Italy to foreign parents can apply through a declaration at their local Municipality within their 19th year, as per the conditions outlined in Articles 1 and 2 of Law No. 91/1992​​.

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Document Preparation and Legal Compliance: We ensure all documents meet the requirements set forth in Law No. 91/1992, including translations and legalizations where necessary.
  2. Application Submission: We navigate the complexities of the application process, adhering to the procedural guidelines established by the Italian Ministry of Interior.
  3. Monitoring and Advocacy: Our team actively monitors your application's progress, liaising directly with the Prefecture to promptly address any issues, in line with the procedural norms and timelines stipulated by Italian citizenship legislation​​.
Procedure: Our Approach

Advantages of this Service

  • Expert Legal Representation: Leveraging Law No. 91/1992, we facilitate direct communication with the Prefecture to expedite responses.
  • Holistic Support: From the initial application to the resolution of complex legal issues, we offer comprehensive support, significantly reducing processing delays.
  • Customized Strategies: Our approach is tailored to overcome unique challenges, ensuring your application stands out and is processed efficiently​​​​.
Advantages of this Service

Key Components of this Service

  • Adherence to Law No. 91/1992 in document preparation and application submission.
  • Expert navigation of the Italian citizenship application process.
  • Real-time monitoring of your application's status, with direct liaison with the Prefecture.
Key Components of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

Why choose Advocate Abroad?

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