This blog has held me accountable and turned my life around in the last 3 years.
It’s time to utilize it one more time.
To help me with any long-term visa issues while living abroad, I’m in the process of acquiring an Italian passport. To keep myself accountable (since I’ve been procrastinating), I’ve decided that bi-weekly blogs detailing the process will be good to do.
Maybe you can learn something from it, too. Eventually I will put all of my lessons into one comprehensive document or post that I’ll distribute for those who also want to make THE ESCAPE FROM AMERICA!
I’m eligible for an Italian passport because my grandmother’s grandpa (my great-great grandfather) was born in Italy, and was still an Italian citizen at the time that my great grandfather was born.
He renounced his Italian citizenship four years later, so I’m barely in the clear.
Rules I fall under:
Your maternal great grandfather was born in your native country, your maternal great great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his birth, your mother was born after January 1st, 1948, and neither you nor your mother nor your maternal grandmother nor your maternal great grandfather ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship. If citizenship is acquired by birth in your country and you meet all these conditions, you qualify for Italian citizenship jure sanguinis.
I have bolded the copies of the things I already have.
If the “apostille and translation” is not bolded, it means I haven’t done that part–but have the original document.
You must obtain certified copies of the following documents:
*I have great grandparents death certificates. Missing great-great grandparents.