1948 Case Services

Do you have a female Italian ancestor in your lineage?

If you have a female ancestor in your line, like if your great-grandmother was Italian, please contact us for a free consultation to discuss obtaining Italian citizenship. Prior to 1948, women did not have the right to pass on Italian citizenship to their children. This law was changed in 1948, so you may now be eligible to be recognized as an  Italian citizen using a female Italian ancestor, but it is important to consult an expert to ensure your success. 

 Also, having a female Italian ancestor may mean that your case can only be processed via the court system in Italy. This may mean that you will need to hire an Italian law firm to handle this matter on your behalf. 

Contact us to set up your free consultation to discuss this further.

Research Services

Research is a key component to becoming recognized as an Italian citizen. This process requires having the correct information in the correct format.

Our firm performs in depth research on your ancestors so that you understand the best options for you and your family. Our team of researchers are outstanding and have access to information from Italian, U.S., and other agencies. We are able to obtain the records and information that are needed for the process.

Don’t worry if you don’t understand what is needed. We take care of everything for you. Contact us today to learn more.

Visa Services

If you are not eligible via right-of-blood for Italian citizenship, don’t worry. There are other ways to obtain your citizenship. We can assist you with the Visa process, which can result in your being recognized as an Italian citizen. This process is typically much longer, but it is a viable process for many people.

DIY Programs

If you are having problems with the Italian citizenship process and you would like help, please reach out to us. We can help you with advice and often we can help you with some of the more difficult parts of the process. Reach out to us for details.


Yes. Having a female in your lineage *may* change the process, but you may still be able to be recognized as an Italian citizen via a female lineage.

So, your great-grandmother being an Italian citizen may indeed mean that you can be recognized as an Italian Citizen too.

Every family’s case is different. The process of being recognized as an Italian citizen varies depending upon the specific details of your situation.

In order to protect you, we perform a thorough research process on your case as the first step in the process. This helps us understand the complexities of your case. Based on our research, we provide you with an accurate, guaranteed price for the process.

  1. We perform a full research process for your case.
  2. We present you with the research findings.
  3. We consult with you on the best path forward for your family.
  4. We complete the work on your behalf.
  5. You are an Italian citizen! 

As you trace your Italian ancestry back to the person born in Italy (e.g parents >>  grandparents >> great grandparents, etc.) is one of your ancestors a woman? If so, you should still be eligible to be recognized as an Italian Citizen, but you need to contact us to discuss the details of the process.

Prior to 1948, Italian women did not have the right to pass on citizenship to their children. There are special procedures that must be followed to have you recognized as an Italian citizen. Contact us for details.

The Italian Consulates in the U.S. are authorized to process citizenship applications. Typically there is around a 3 year wait to get your first appointment and plan on an additional couple of years for the Consulate to process your paperwork. So, expect the Consulate process to take 5-7 years.

Note that you can not process a 1948 case via the Consulate. These cases can only be processed via the Italian Court System in Italy.

There are better options than using the Consulate. Contact us to learn more.

No. If you have a 1948 Case, due to having a female Italian Ancestor in your direct line, you must litigate this via the Italian Court System. You must hire an Italian law firm to litigate the case on your family’s behalf.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you on your journey.

The length of time varies, but this will typically be a several year process. The process changed in July of 2022 to include local jurisdictions, which may speed up the process. Plan on the document acquisition phase taking about a year, then the court process taking an additional 1-3 years.

We are not able to speak for the Italian government, but we guarantee that we will not stop working on your case until you are successful. In addition, we perform careful research at the start of the process to ensure your success.

Yes. We have offices in the U.S. and in Italy. 

Do you want Italian Citizenship?

Our expert team is standing by to help you realize your dream of being recognized as an Italian citizen. Contact us today to get started.