EU Citizenship Question?
I am an American with European grandparents. I was wondering how I might apply for EU citizenship. I heard there was something about 3rd generation can apply or am i totally mistaken. Also, I am eligible to become a Canadian citizen and was wondering if the US, the EU, and Canada would all allow triple citizenship?
- Eire TwoBeeLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
1. - Which European country were your grandparents born? (Different EU countries have different rules regarding citizenship by descent.)
2. - To be technical, you can't actually apply for "EU citizenship". You would apply for the citizenship of the specific country in which your grandparents were born. If that European country is in the EU, then you would also be considered a citizen of the European Union and would be allowed to live and work in any of the 27 EU nations.
3. - Maybe, but it depends on the particular country's laws. Different EU nations have different rules concerning triple (or multiple) citizenship / nationality. Some do not even allow dual nationality, but it really depends on how you acquired your citizenships. If you acquired the three nationalites from birth in a country (USA) and automatically by descent from a parent (Canada?) or grandparent (which EU nation?), exceptions can be made in some of the EU countries with strict citizenship laws.
And was your mom born in Canada then? If your mother was born in Canada and never renounced her citizenship, then you are already a Canadian citizen. The first generation of children born outside of Canada to a Canadian parent acquire Canadian citizenship from birth. This is according to the changes in Canadian nationality laws in 2009.
Back to Italian citizenship ... you can claim Italian citizenship if one of your parents was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth. As long as you can prove your parent never formally renounced his/her Italian citizenship or lost it by naturalizing as a U.S. citizen BEFORE your birth, he/she still would have had Italian citizenship (through his/her parents' births in Italy). If this is true for your parent, you are allowed to declare your Italian citizenship via an application process through an Italian consulate in your area.
Yes, you can hold the citizenship and passport of each country simultaneously. Italy is not so strict about its citizens holding multiple citizenship anymore -- before 1992 the Italian government wasn't so accommodating, though. Things have changed in that country.
A) RECOGNITION OF ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP “JURE SANGUINIS”
This is the case of descendants of Italian citizens who wish to have their Italian citizenship recognized.
Who is entitled - categories
If you were born in the United States or a Country other than Italy you can be recognized an Italian citizen if any one of the categories listed below applies to you:
1) your father was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth and you never renounced your Italian citizenship;
2) your mother was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth, you were born after January 1, 1948, and you never renounced your Italian citizenship;
3) your father was born in the United States or a country other than Italy, your paternal grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his birth, neither you nor your father ever renounced your the Italian citizenship.
Your mother was born in the United States or a country other than Italy, your maternal grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of her birth, you were born after January 1, 1948 and neither you nor your mother ever renounced your Italian citizenship;
4) your paternal or maternal grandfather was born in the United States or a country other than Italy, your paternal or maternal great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his birth, neither you nor your father or mother, or your grandfather ever renounced your/their Italian citizenship. Please note: a grandmother born before 1/1/1948 can claim Italian citizenship only from her father and can transfer it only to children born after 1/1/48.
Consulate General of Italy in Miami (please click English)Source(s): Wife is dual USA - Irish; best friend is dual USA - UK / British
- 8 years ago
To apply for Canadian citizenship, you have to have a parent from that country that has signed your birth cerificate. Usually it is done at the same time as the other parent signing the birth cerificate. It is the the same in the US. By doing so, this allows you to apply for dual citizenship. If you are unsure of the other requirments, for either Canada or the EU go to an Embassy website and ask.