My parents were Italian immigrants. My mother became naturalized when her parents became citizens. My father became a citizen 'on the spot' when he enlisted in the US army during WWI. Do I qualify for Italian dual citizenship? Thanks. Pat
This is a matter that will be determined according to Italian immigration laws. Many countries have citizenship laws that allow parents to pass their citizenship to their children, even if they are expatriated, as long as certain conditions are met. Italy may do this as well, but it is something that must be taken up with an Italian immigration lawyer. Italy clamped down on their immigration laws significantly in the past two years, so it may even be too late depending on the changes made in their laws.
Reply to wjbanks's Post: I know it has to do with Italian law. This is a special category which allows individuals to have DUAL ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP without giving up US citizenship. The question has not yet been answered, so I must say I do not accept the answer
The laws in the United States do no prohibit you from having dual citizenship. It is generally frowned upon by the State Department, but there is no illegality in it. As such, its just a matter of straightening matters out with the Italian citizenship laws.
O.K. I guess I am on my way to persue the matter.
Best of luck to you!
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