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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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Decreto Salvini – Legge 113/2018 – changes to law on Italian Citizenship

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE

Changes to Italian Immigration and Citizenship rules (Decreto Salvini) came into force on October 5th 2018 with Decreto Legge 113/2018. Article 14 of this new law changes the current rules on applications for Italian citizenship. These new rules affect a number of our clients, in particular British citizens hoping to obtain Italian citizenship before the UK...

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

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, 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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Italian citizenship – proof of legal residence

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, 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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