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Italian language test for citizenship

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, LEGAL UPDATES

A new language test for Italian citizenship has recently been added in an amendment to the immigration and citizenship law D.L. n. 91 of 5th February 1992. Last month  amendment 14.7 of the Decreto Sicurezza was approved in the Camera, confirming the requirement that all those applying for Italian citizenship under Article 5 of the 1992 law (marriage...

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Permanent residence certificate

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

Permanent Residence: Following 5 years of continuous legal residence in Italy, an EU citizen* can apply for permanent residence. This is a certificate issued by the Comune known as the “Attestato di soggiorno permanente“. The right to obtain the Attestato di soggiorno permanente is provided in the Directive on Free movement (2004/38/CE) and is...

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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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