Italian citizenship..............?

I'd like to get an Italian citizenship but I don't even know when my ancestors came from Italy. Isn't there some kind of limit as to how far back you can travel with your ancestors?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, first of all, you don't need ancestors that were in Italy to gain citizenship.

    Essentially the process is, you apply for citizenship, which is a long, drawn out process.

    Once submitted it will take up to 18 months for it to be approved.

    Italy DOES allot dual citizenship so you do not have to renounce your citizenship for whatever country you are currently in.

    OR

    you can marry an Italian citizen and after 6 months of marriage, you can be accepted for citizenship.

    Hope it Helps

    Drew

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. You can only go as far as your living ancestors. It's not like every american with italian roots could get an italian citizenship all of a sudden.

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