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Categories 3, 4 and 5

 

Categories 3, 4 and 5
  • CATAGORY 3 - paternal grandfather/grandmother was an Italian citizen
  • CATAGORY 4 - maternal grandfather/grandmother was an Italian citizen
  • CATAGORY 5 - great-grandfather was an Italian citizen

 

CATEGORY 3

1) FORM 1 and FORM 2 (to be signed in front of the Consular Officer in Los Angeles or have your signature Notarized);

2) FORM 3 if your father is alive (to be signed by him in front of the Consular Officer in Los Angeles or have his signature Notarized);

3) FORM 4 if your father is deceased (to be signed by the applicant in front of the Consular Officer in Los Angeles or have your signature Notarized);

4) VALID PASSPORT (plus copy);

5) VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE or STATE ID issued by California, Arizona, Nevada or New Mexico;

6) PROOF OF RESIDENCY (utility bill: electricity, water gas or landline bill);

7) YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE (in "full form" or "long form") TRANSLATED nto Italian (only the certificate) with an "APOSTILLE” (from the Secretary of State of the State in which it was issued);

8) YOUR PATERNAL GRANDFATHER’S AND GRANDMOTHER'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE;

9) YOUR GRANDPARENTS' MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE TRANSLATED into Italian (only the certificate) with an "APOSTILLE” (from the Secretary of State of the State in which it was issued); if the marriage took place in Italy, follow the procedure above. If it took place in Nevada or New Mexico., you must obtain also the Marriage license with Apostille and translation;

10) YOUR FATHER’S AND MOTHER'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE TRANSLATED into Italian (only the certificate) with an "APOSTILLE” (from the Secretary of State of the State in which it was issued);

11) YOUR PARENTS' MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE TRANSLATED into Italian (only the certificate) with an "APOSTILLE” (from the Secretary of State of the State in which it was issued); if the marriage took place in Italy, follow the procedure above. If it took place in Nevada or New Mexico., you must obtain also the Marriage license with Apostille and translation;

12) YOUR FATHER’S AND GRANDFATHER'S/GRANDMOTHER’S DEATH CERTIFICATE (no translation nor Apostille are required).

13) YOUR GRANDFATHER’S/GRANDMOTHER’S CERTICATE NATURALIZATION: (no translation is required):

A) DECLARATION OF INTENTION/PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION (certified copy) issued by the National Archive (www.archives.gov) (no translation is required);

B) NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATE (no translation is required);

13.bis) IF YOUR GRANDFATHER’S/GRANDMOTHER’S NEVER NATURALIZED US CITIZEN, PLEASE PROVIDE:

A) ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF NONEXISTENCE OF RECORDS issued by the the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services ( www.uscis.gov ) (no translation is required)

B) CERTIFIED COPY OF THE CENSUS first available immediately after the birth in the US of the direct descent ( www.census.org ) (no translation is required)

N.B.: If the document are issued by the Italian authorities you do not need an Apostille nor the translation.

Please note: before 1948, children of Italian parents could claim Italian citizenship ONLY through their father.

CHECK LIST 3

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CATEGORY N. 4

Follow the instructions under Category 3 but regarding your mother.

CHECK LIST 4


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CATEGORY N. 5

Your grandfather/grandmother was born in the United States or a country other than Italy which considered him a citizen by birth “jure soli” (by the law of the soil), your paternal (maternal) great-grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of your grandfather’s/grandmother’s birth, your grandfather/grandmother did not renounce his Italian citizenship before your birth; your father (mother) was born in the United States or a country other than Italy which considered him a citizen by birth “jure soli” (by the law of the soil), your father (mother) did not renounce his Italian citizenship before your birth.

CHECK LIST 5



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