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How can criminal convictions affect Italian Citizenship Applications?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

We have been receiving an increase in enquiries in relation to past criminal convictions (which can include cautions) and what the Italian law states in relation to criminal convictions when making an application for Italian citizenship on the basis of marriage or residency. Citizenship on the basis of marriage: Applying for Italian citizenship on the basis...

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CASELAW – ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP – MARRIAGE TO FOREIGN NATIONAL

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

RIGHT TO CLAIM FOR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT VIA FEMALE LINE, WHERE CLAIMANTS MOTHER HAD AUTOMATICALLY LOST HER CITIZENSHIP ON MARRIAGE TO FOREIGN NATIONAL Corte di Cassazione, judgment of  5 November 2015 n. 22608   FACTS: An Italian citizen married her Egyptian citizen husband in 1950 and settled in Egypt.  She became an Egyptian citizen...

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CASELAW – ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP – DELAY IN DECISION BY CONSOLATO ITALIANO

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

DELAY BY CONSOLATO ITALIANO IN PROCESSING APPLICATION  (AND RIGHT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO APPLY TO THE COURTS IN ITALY EVEN THROUGH THE MALE LINE). Ordinanza del Tribunale di Roma 18 April 2018 FACTS: The Claimants were the grandchildren of an Italian citizen (BG) born in Italy in 1879, who had emigrated to Brazil, where he died without ever renouncing his...

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CASELAW – ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP – DE FACTO SEPARATION

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Immigration and Italian Citizenship, LEGAL UPDATES

Corte di Cassazione, judgment of 17 January 2017 n. 969 FACTS: A Tunisian national made an application for Italian citizenship on the basis of her marriage to an Italian national. Following submission of her application for Italian citizenship she had then separated from her spouse. This was however a personal/de facto separation and not a judicial...

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CASELAW – ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP – LAWFUL RESIDENCE UP TO AGE 18

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

DEFINITION OF “LAWFUL RESIDENCE” Right to Italian citizenship at age 18 where born in Italy Cassazione Civile Sent. Sez. 1 Num. 12380 del 17 May 2017 FACTS The Claimant (a minor) was born in Italy on 5 June 1991 to immigrant parents from Former Yugoslavia. The Claimant’s father had a permesso di soggiorno valid until 1999. The Claimant’s...

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