Italian Visa Programs

If you would like to be recognized as an Italian citizen, but you don’t have an ancestor that was born in Italy, there are still options available to you. There are several different visa programs in Italy. These visa programs can allow you to go to retire in Italy, live in Italy, work in Italy, attend University in Italy, and more. Contact us to learn more.

1. Retirement Visas

In some situations, it is possible to apply for Italian Citizenship via your local consulate. There are several Italian Consulates across the U.S. (click here for a list). Each consulate has a region of the U.S. that belongs to them, so you use “your” consulate. The consulate route has some challenges and it often takes a very long time to finish using this method. Plan for it to take you 5-10 years to be recognized using this method. Contact us to discuss your (better) options.

2. Investment Visas

We have a method that allows us to conduct your citizenship process from Italy. This method is typically much faster than using the U.S. Italian Consulate method. This approach requires you to be able to travel to Italy in person, but it may be a dream option for you. Contact us for more details. 

3. Study Visas

This path to citizenship allows you to take care of everything remotely without traveling via the Italian legal system. This is our most popular option. Our firm handles everything for you throughout the process. From building your case to representing you in the legal system, we take care of you.  Contact us for more 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.

First, understand that 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, like ours, 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?

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