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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 permesso di soggiorno valid until 1999. The Claimant’s...

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Take a moment to read our updated Privacy Policy

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in LEGAL UPDATES

This challenging piece of legislation is going to set the standards for privacy law in the world for years to come, since revelations about the use of Facebook have shown very recently how data breaches and fraudulent use of data can even manipulate the modern political process. We take this new law very seriously and we have carefully reviewed how we as...

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Italian citizenship – the sad fate of Alfie Evans


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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“British in Italy – Rights of British citizens in the EU post-Brexit”.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in LEGAL UPDATES

MEETING IN ROME NEXT WEEK WEDNESDAY 2ND MAY AT 2.30PM All Saints Church, Via del Babuino (St Thomas Room in the Crypt – access from Via Gesù and Maria) Speakers will be Gareth Horsfall, Charlotte Oliver and Alison Jamieson of British in Italy Please confirm you will definitely be attending with your full name and a contact cell no, either on Facebook...

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International succession dispute – Johnny Hallyday

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in LEGAL UPDATES

Lawyers in France and the US are embroiled in the latest high profile international succession dispute, attempting to untangle the complex estate of Johnny Hallyday, the iconic French singer who died in December 2017 leaving four children and his wife Laeticia. We thought it would be interesting to look at the scenario, as it is similar to that which often...

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Italian citizenship – proof of legal residence

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in LEGAL UPDATES

Applications under article 9 of the Italian citizenship law of 1992 require proof of “legal residence”. The period must be uninterrupted, and can vary from three years in the case of a person who has a parent or grand-parent who was born Italian, to a maximum period of 10 years which needs to be proved by a non-EU national. In  law  n....

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UPDATED – Registering with married name in Italy

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in LEGAL UPDATES

British women who have changed their surnames following their wedding may have issues when dealing with Italian administrative bodies, such as banks, the “Comune” or the “Anagrafe”. An individual in England may change their name at will, without having to undergo any onerous documentary formalities.  It is especially the case and tradition in...

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Article published in Wanted in Rome

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in LEGAL UPDATES

“Future for EU Brits remains unclear” by Charlotte Oliver March issue 2018 A group of British citizens living in Holland recently presented a claim to the Dutch courts arguing that EU citizenship is a right that cannot be taken from them when the UK leaves the EU. Their contention is that: “Once an EU citizen, always an EU citizen” or...

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British nationals applying for Italian citizenship

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in LEGAL UPDATES

The largest group of foreign nationals applying for Italian Citizenship in the past year consists of British Citizens. Oliver & Partners has seen a sharp increase in enquiries and is currently assisting with a number of  applications. This development of course is in the aftermath of the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by British Prime...

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