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Located in southern Europe and stretching into the Mediterranean sea, this “boot-shaped” country has a unique culture engulfed in beautiful architecture and landscapes of wide varieties. From the snow-capped Alps, to the waterways of Venice, home to the Vatican, and an unmatched culture of food and wine, the heart of the Roman Empire has endless possibilities to be explored and experienced.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can reclaim your Italian citizenship through your family lineage.
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The Italian government has allowed dual citizenship since August 15, 1992, meaning if you meet the proper requirements, you would be able to live, work, and study in any of the 28 countries throughout the European Union with no restrictions. 

There are currently two ways to apply for Italian citizenship using your family lineage.

If you know that you have an ancestor from Italy, we would be happy to discuss whether you can apply for citizenship. Below you will find a brief summary of what is required in order to apply.


Many people whose parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were born in the Czech Republic qualify for Italian citizenship through descent. Below are the personal requirements you must meet, as well as the documentation you must be able to present.

Lineage Requirements

To meet the requirements for Italian citizenship, you must be able to prove that your family lineage meets at least one of the following criteria:
  • A paternal bloodline, tracing as far back as March 17, 1861.
  • A maternal bloodline, tracing back to before January 1, 1948.

Paperwork Requirements

To apply for Italian citizenship, you must have the appropriate documents in order,  and of which must be translated into Italian. You must be able to provide translated copies of:
  • Your own birth certificate, marriage certificate, birth certificates of children, divorce paperwork, and apostille
  • Your mother and/or father’s birth certificates (for the side who has the Italian lineage)
  • Your parents’ marriage certificate
  • Certificates of Naturalization for your ancestors who held Italian citizenship
  • Death certificates of your relevant Italian ancestors

Are you required to travel?

Some countries require you to travel in order to receive your citizenship once you have proven to be related to a citizen, however, this is not required by the Italian government! You can receive your Italian citizenship without ever leaving your home country.

Find out if you are eligible to regain your family’s Italian citizenship.

Fill out our contact form to the best of your ability to speak with one of our experienced associates about how we can help to guide you through the citizenship process!