Garden Path

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is entitled to Italian Citizenship?

If your line is unbroken, you are! Direct line descendants, through the right of family lineage(Jure Sanguinis) enables you the right to Italian citizenship inherited through descent, from parent to child without limitations of generations. There are exceptions, please contact us to make sure you qualify! We can refer you to our specialists if you need a legal route to citizenship. 

Why is Italian Citizenship Concierge the best choice?

We have been through this process ourselves so we know all the pitfalls that could potentially await for you. Our goal is to make sure you avoid costly mistakes that can happen during this often stressful process. Because we only accept a limited number of cases each month, it will ensure that you get the personalized attention you deserve.

What is the cost for your services?

Our services range from €1500 up to €9500 depending on the extent of the services you require. We offer a free initial consultation and detailed proposal for our services before any money changes hands. Most providers charge you a fee up front to speak with them, we don’t. Our goal is to help you complete the process in the fastest, most cost-effective and enjoyable way possible.

In which comune can I apply for Italian Citizenship?

With over 8000 comuni in Italy, technically you could apply to any of them. We are partial to Sicily because we have made it our home. We personally work with several comuni that are ready to welcome you as their next Italian citizen. Not all comuni are prepared to accept new Italian citizens for a variety of reasons such as, not wanting the extra work or not having enough experience in working with Jure Sanguinis cases. It is important to work with a company that knows how to work with the local comune to make your case go smoothly.

What documents do you need to claim your Italian Citizenship by descent?

Vital record certificates (birth, marriage, death certificates) proving your relationship to your Italian ancestors. As well as Naturalization status paperwork. 

 

The eligibility assessment we offer is grounded on the consistency of the information contained in those certificates. Any discrepancies within names, dates, and places of birth may be an issue for the Italian authorities; we will advise you on how to make the necessary corrections so that the process runs more smoothly. 

I’ve heard it can take up to a year to get recognized in Italy. How long will it really take?

It can take up to a year IF you don’t have access to the right resources. We have local connections with welcoming comuni who are ready to welcome you to Sicily. We will ensure that you have all the documentation you need before you arrive and guide you every step of the way on what needs to be done. We have numerous local contacts and resources that we can utilize to save you a lot of time and frustration.

Can I work while I reside in Sicily for my citizenship?

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it!) there is a process to be allowed to work while you wait for your citizenship to be recognized, in our experience that process takes longer than your recognition. Once you are a citizen you can work, go to school, move around the EU, access healthcare, and travel to and from Italy any time you please. Think of it as an extended vacation and enjoy a respite from “real life” while you are in Sicily. 

Why Sicily?

Sicily is a cultural melting pot and the people of Sicily are exceptionally welcoming to newcomers. Of course there is also the amazing food, scenery, culture and weather. Sicily is a place like no other.

But what about the mafia?

Since 1993, Sicily has been promoting an anti-mafia campaign which has continued since the Super Max trials in the early 1990s. There are guided tours where you can visit sites that are emblematic to the anti-mafia fight.