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Law March 8th 2006, n. 124

 

Law March 8th 2006, n. 124

Applications shall be submitted to the Citizenship Office of the Italian Consulate of the applicant's residence. If the applicant resides in Italy, the application must be submitted to the Municipality/Comune of his/her residence.
This law recognizes Italian citizenship for:

1) Italian nationals resident in Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia from 1940 to 1947, whose property was confiscated and ceded to the Yugoslav Republic by the Treaties of Paris of 10 February 1947 and Osimo of 10 November 1975, and their descendants.

In order to verify if the requirements are satisfied you have to collect the following documentation:

  1. birth certificate, international if possible
  2. certificate verifying foreign citizenship
  3. certificate verifying current residence
  4. certificate or other documentation proving residence before 10 June 1940 in the territories ceded to the former Yugoslav Socialist Federal Republic
  5. proof that the claimant was an Italian citizen on 15 September 1947- the date the Paris Peace Treaty took effect - or other equally valid documentation such as certificate of military service, passport, and so on
  6. written confirmation from any Italian clubs, associations or communities located in the foreign country of residence proving claimant’s membership, usual language used and any other element proving his/her knowledge of the Italian language;
  7. any other documentation proving the claimant’s knowledge of the Italian language (e.g. copy of certificate of attendance of Italian-speaking schools, report cards, etc. ).

First generation descendants of people subject to art. 19 of the Paris Peace Treaty who wish to apply for Italian citizenship through art.17-bis, par. 1, b), must attach the following documentation to their application:

  • certification or other documentation proving that claimant’s parent(s) or direct ancestor(s)' possession of the requirements listened above (points d-e-f-g);
  • birth certificate showing the claimant’s relationship with parent(s) or direct ancestor(s);
  • certificate proving claimant’s foreign citizenship;
  • any Italian association or community's certification proving the claimant’s knowledge of the Italian language and culture;
  • any other documentation proving the claimant’s knowledge of the Italian language and culture.

 

 

2) Former residents of Area B of the former Free Territory of Trieste, as stated by art. 3 of the Treaty of Osimo, intending to avail themselves of art.17-bis, par. 1 lett. a),
must attach the following documentation to their claims for recognition of Italian citizenship:

  1. birth certificate, international if possible;
  2. certificate attesting foreign citizenship;
  3. certificate attesting current residence;
  4. proof that claimant was an Italian citizen on 3 April 1977- the date the Osimo Peace Treaty entered into force;
  5. written certification from any Italian clubs, association or communitie located in the foreign country of residence proving claimant’s membership, usual language used and any other element proving his/her knowledge of the Italian language;
  6. any documentation proving that claimant belonged to an ethnic Italian group as specified in art. 3.

First generation descendants from people under art.3 of the Osimo Treaty intending to avail themselves of art.17-bis, par. 1, lett. b), shall attach the following documentation to their claims for recognition of Italian citizenship:

  • certification or other documentation proving that claimant’s parent(s) or direct ancestor(s) possessed the requirements listened at points d-e-f above;
  • birth certificate confirming claimant’s relationship with parent(s) or direct ancestor(s);
  • certificate proving foreign citizenship;
  • written certification from Italian associations or communities in the claimant’s foreign country of residence proving the claimant’s knowledge of the Italian language and culture;
  • any other documentation proving the claimant’s knowledge of the Italian language and culture.

 

An inter-ministerial commission set up at the Ministry of the Interior decides whether to issue clearance for recognition of citizenship.


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