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Citizenship Jure Matrimonii

 

Citizenship Jure Matrimonii

Acquisition of Italian citizenship “jure matrimonii” (by marriage) according to Italian Law 1992/91, Art. 5

 

PREREQUISITES:

  • The marriage MUST have been registered in Italy at the Comune (municipality). For instructions on how to register your marriage occurred abroad, please visit the Vital Records section of our website. You may not apply for citizenship through your spouse if you have divorced from him or her, or if he or she passed away.

  • The Italian spouse must be registered at the Consulate or Embassy that has jurisdiction over his or her area of residence. Please see the AIRE section of our website.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Please register at this link: https://nullaostalavoro.dlci.interno.it/Ministero/registrazione_user
    The APPLICATION link is the following: https://cittadinanza.dlci.interno.it
    Both webpages are in Italian only. Fill out Form AE (Modello AE).

  2. Please upload all the documents listed in this section only once they have been authenticated where necessary. Request the documents in section C. at the same time you are obtaining documents in section B.
    Once uploaded, if all of the documentation is accurate and complete, you will be summoned via the portal or by email to present all of the original documentation to the Consular Office and you will be asked to sign on the application in front of the Officer – art.24 on the Consular Fee List due for authentication of signature. You will be notified on the portal if more documentation needs to be uploaded or if your application was rejected and needs re-submission.
    The application processing time is 730 days (2 years) which starts from the day on which the last required document is accepted.

    • 1. BIRTH CERTIFICATE - Before uploading it, it must be in "long form", apostilled (see Apostille section), and translated into Italian (do not translate the apostille); finally, the original with apostille and translation must be authenticated at our office (this has a cost equal to art. 5a on the Consular Fee List), but only if the Certificate was issued in the United States.
      NB: if the Certificate comes from another Country, it must be either apostilled or legalized by the Italian Authority (Consulate or Embassy) in the Country of origin if the issuing Country is not a signatory Country of the Hague Convention of 1961. The legalization will include an authenticated translation.

    • 2a. 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 beginning at age 14, you need a criminal record from each State or Country (except for Italy: such a record will be retrieved automatically with the application); finally, the original must be apostilled (see Apostille section), translated (do not translate the apostille) and presented to our office (only if issued in the United States) for authentication (this has a cost equal to art. 72a on the Consular Fee List). Please note that the validity allowed for this Certificate is 6 months. If your application is NOT submitted AND considered complete within this time, you will need to re-submit this Certificate again.
      NB: if the Certificate comes from another Country, it must be either apostilled or legalized by the Italian Authority (Consulate or Embassy) in the Country of origin if the issuing Country is not a signatory Country of the Hague Convention of 1961. The legalization will include an authenticated translation.

    • 2b. FBI Clearance (Finger Print Form) to be requested from the address below. Please consult https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks for instructions on how to request it.

      FBI-Criminal Justice Information
      Service division D2, 100 Custer Hollow Rd.
      Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306

      It must then be apostilled (by the Department of State in this case, see Apostille section) and translated into Italian; finally, the original with apostille and translation must be authenticated at our office (and will have a cost equal to art. 72a on the Consular Fee List). Please note that the validity allowed for this Certificate is 6 months. If your application is NOT submitted AND considered complete within this time, you will need to re-submit this Certificate again.

    • 3. US CITIZENS: COPY OF PASSPORT FOR US CITIZENS and COPY OF DRIVER’S LICENSE or utility bill as proof of residence within this Consular Jurisdiction.
      OTHERS: COPY OF PASSPORT, COPY OF PROOF OF LEGAL RESIDENCE (PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD, aka Green Card, or VISA), and COPY OF DRIVER’S LICENSE or utility bill as proof of residence within this Consular Jurisdiction.

    • 4. PROOF OF PAYMENT: you must provide proof of payment made as per the instructions below:

      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 (net amount after all fees), using the following bank account details:

      Beneficiary: CONTO CORRENTE POSTALE “MINISTERO DELL’INTERNO D.L.C.I. - CITTADINANZA"
      Bank: Poste Italiane SPA / BancoPosta
      Bank address: Viale Europa 175, Roma ITALIA
      Forward to: 34429
      IBAN code n. IT54D0760103200000000809020
      BIC/SWIFT Code of Poste italiane:
        - for International transfers: BPPIITRRXXX
        - for Eurogiro operations : PIBPITRA (only if performing bank transaction within Europe)
      Reference of payment: Please indicate: “ISTANZA DI CITTADINANZA PER MATRIMONIO DI [full name of the applicant (maiden name for women)]".
      Should you need to shorten it, please use the following form: “IST. CITTAD. MATR. [full name of the applicant (maiden name for women)]".

      NOTE: When using the IBAN number, no further recipient information is necessary.

      Finally, when uploading the documentation, please keep in mind that you only have a limited number of slots in which to upload the requested documents. We suggest you scan more than one document into one digital file when necessary so that you upload all of the documents requested above, for example #2a and #2b could be combined together.

  3. The following documentation is an integral part of the application and must be requested by the applicant at the same time you are obtaining documents in section B., but not uploaded on the portal. You will be able to pay for it at the time of your appointment.

 

DOCUMENTATION TO REQUEST BUT NOT TO UPLOAD

  1. ATTO INTEGRALE DI MATRIMONIO that must be obtained from the Comune in Italy in which your Marriage was registered. You may NOT request this certificate through the Consular Office of the Embassy, unless you are a E.U. citizen. In the event that you still have NOT registered your marriage, and therefore are unable to request the “atto integrale di matrimonio” from the Comune, you need to register your Certificate of Marriage by following these instructions on the Vital Records section of our website. You will submit the “atto integrale di matrimonio” on the date you are summoned by appointment along with the rest of the documentation you prepared, as per the first list above.

  2. CERTIFICATO DI CITTADINANZA of the Italian spouse; this is requested at the Embassy prior to your appointment and has a fee as per art.4A of the Consular Fee List.

  3. CERTIFICATO DI STATO DI FAMIGLIA requested at the Embassy prior to your appointment and has a fee as per art.68 of the Consular Fee List. All children need to be registered in order for this certificate to be processed.

 


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