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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

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in 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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Italian citizenship – the sad fate of Alfie Evans

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

The sad fate of 23 month old Italian citizen Alfie Evans who never managed to arrive in Italy. Alfie Evans was granted Italian citizenship on 24 April 2018 on the basis of Article 9(2) Act No. 91 of 5 February 1992, which states that: ‘By decree of the President of the Republic, having heard the Council of State and following a decision by the Council of...

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