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Consolato Generale d'Italia
San Francisco

Citizenship Department

  Once you have collected all the required documentation you need to send an e-mail to the address below to schedule an appointment to present your application in person.

                                                                                

CITIZENSHIP FOR PEOPLE OF ITALIAN DESCENT

ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP THROUGH MARRIAGE

 

RECOGNITION OF ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP FOR PEOPLE OF ITALIAN DESCENT BORN IN THE USA, OR IN ANOTHER COUNTRY WHERE CITIZENSHIP IS ACQUIRED BY BIRTH.

IN ORDER TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS CONSULATE, YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATES: CALIFORNIA (except San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial Valley, Orange Counties), ALASKA, HAWAII, IDAHO, MONTANA, OREGON, UTAH, WASHINGTON STATE, administrative territory of the Islands of Caroline, Yap, Marianne (Legal Aliens must show proof of their Alien Registration Card or Employment Authorization Card). Residents outside the above jurisdiction must present their application and documentation to the Consular Authority under whose jurisdiction they reside.

 

 If you were born in the United States (or in any other Country where citizenship is acquired by birth), and any one of the situations listed below pertains to you, you may be considered an Italian citizen. For each category all conditions must be met.

 

1)       Your father was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth and you never renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

2)       Your mother was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth, you were born after January 1st, 1948 and you never renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

3)       Your father was born in the United States, your paternal grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his birth, neither you nor your father ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

4)       Your mother was born in the United States, your maternal grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of her birth, you were born after January 1, 1948 and neither you nor your mother ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.

5)   Your paternal or maternal grandfather was born in the United States, your paternal or maternal great grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his birth, neither you nor your father/mother nor your grandfather/grand mother ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship (please note: a grandmother born before 01/01/1948 can claim Italian citizenship only from her father and can transfer it only to children born after 01/01/1948).       If this is not clear please contact the Italian Consulate before submitting your application.

     Assistance in obtaining all required documents can be provided by some private   agencies. The Italian Consulate has  no affiliation with such agencies nor can endorse their services.

 

NOTE: "Italian citizen at the time of birth" means that he/she did not acquire any other citizenship through naturalization, before the descendant’s birth.

 

Paragraph n. 1

IF  N. 1  APPLIES TO YOU, YOU MUST OBTAIN THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS, ALL IN ORIGINAL:

 

1)    YOUR FATHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE (write to the “Comune” where your father was born, request a birth certificate in “formato internazionale”, or in “estratto per riassunto”(showing his father’s and mother’s names), enclose three/four dollars for S&H and a self addressed envelope. When writing to the Comune, address your request to :

COMUNE DI ____________________

                               Ufficio Anagrafe – Stato Civile

                               (zip code) _______________ (City) ___________________ (provence of) ________________

                               ITALY

2)   YOUR MOTHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE (see above, or, if she was born in the U.S.A., request a “certified copy” or a “long form” or a “full form”;

3)     YOUR PARENTS’ MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (if the marriage took place in Italy, follow the procedure above). If it took place in the U.S.A., you must obtain a “certified copy” of the license and certificate and an APOSTILLE  from the Secretary of State of the State in which it was issued. (APOSTILLE: information will follow)

4) YOUR FATHER’S CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION or his Italian passport and permanent resident card (“green card”).

       If the above is not available, you must request the following:

A)      a  statement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, P.O. Box 648010, Lee's Summit, MO 64064-8010 and from the County in which he resided.

Statement must show his full name (and any other names he went by on any official documents), place of birth and date of birth, date of the naturalization, certificate number (or, if a legal alien, his permanent  resident card number).

B)      If the research shows no record, you are requested to double check with the “National Archives” ( www.archives.gov )requesting a full search under his name and nicknames, possible dates of birth which he may have  declared. If the record is found, you will obtain from the National Archives a certified copy of his “petition for naturalization” and “oath of allegiance”. (Please note: this Office may at anytime request that you present documentation from the National Archives -  in case of discrepancies - to confirm the identity reported on the certificate of naturalization) .

C)     If the record is still negative, you will need to check with the CENSUS, requesting a survey report dated after your date of birth, if your father was born in Italy. In the cases of categories 2,3,4 and 5 the survey report must of course be dated accordingly - i.e. covering the period of the Italian born ascendant's child's birth.

5)   YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE (you must obtain a “certified copy” a.k.a. “full form” or “long form”, with an APOSTILLE  from the Secretary of State of the State in which it was issued. (APOSTILLE: information will follow);

6)       YOUR DECLARATION that you never renounced Italian citizenship before any Italian authority, listing all your places of residence.

7)        COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT AND DRIVER LICENSE.

8)       YOUR FATHER’S DEATH CERTIFICATE (if applicable) (in certified copy and legalized with Apostille) OR HIS CURRENT  ADDRESS.

IF YOUR FATHER BECAME A  NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZEN BEFORE YOUR BIRTH, YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP (unless you fit into another category);

IF  N. 2 APPLIES TO YOU, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS UNDER PARAGRAPH #1 , BUT IN REGARDS TO YOUR MOTHER.

 

IF N. 3 APPLIES TO YOU, YOU MUST OBTAIN  THE FOLLOWING:

For instructions on the proper documents, see information under Paragraph n. 1)

1)       YOUR PATERNAL GRANDFATHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE 

2)       YOUR PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

3)       YOUR GRANDPARENTS’ MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

4)       YOUR GRANDFATHER’S CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION (or other – see above)

5)       YOUR FATHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE 

6)       YOUR MOTHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

7)       YOUR PARENTS’ MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

8)       YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE

9)       YOUR DECLARATION THAT YOU NEVER RENOUNCED ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BEFORE ANY ITALIAN AUTHORITY (see instructions under paragraph  1, n. 6)

10)   DECLARATION THAT YOUR FATHER HAS NEVER RENOUNCED ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BEFORE ANY ITALIAN AUTHORITY, LISTING ALL HIS PLACES OF RESIDENCE. 

11)   ANY PERTINENT DEATH CERTIFICATE/S RELATED TO ITALIAN ASCENDANTS.

 

IF YOUR GRANDFATHER BECAME A NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZEN BEFORE YOUR FATHER’S BIRTH, YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP (unless you fit into another category);

 

IF N. 4 APPLIES TO YOU, YOU MUST OBTAIN  THE FOLLOWING:

For instructions on the proper documents, see information under Paragraph n. 1)

 

1)       YOUR MATERNAL GRANDFATHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE 

2)       YOUR MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

3)       YOUR MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS’ MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

4)       YOUR MATERNAL GRANDFATHER’S CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION (or other – see above)

5)       YOUR MOTHER’ S BIRTH CERTIFICATE 

6)       YOUR FATHER’ S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

7)       YOUR PARENTS’ MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

8)       YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE

9)       YOUR DECLARATION THAT YOU NEVER RENOUNCED ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BEFORE ANY ITALIAN AUTHORITY (see instructions under paragraph 1, n. 6). 

12)   DECLARATION THAT YOUR MOTHER NEVER RENOUNCED ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BEFORE ANY ITALIAN AUTHORITY, LISTING ALL HER PLACES OF RESIDENCE (if she is living, ask her to sign her own declaration. Signature must be notarized. Copy of her passport and driver license are requested)

10)   ANY PERTINENT DEATH CERTIFICATE/S RELATED TO THE ITALIAN ASCENDANTS 

 

IF YOUR GRANDFATHER BECAME A  NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZEN BEFORE YOUR MOTHER’S BIRTH, YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP (unless you fit into another category);

 

IF N. 5 APPLIES TO YOU, YOU MUST OBTAIN  THE FOLLOWING:

For instructions on the proper documents, see information under Paragraph n. 1)

1)       YOUR PATERNAL GREAT GRANDFATHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE (from Italy)

2)       YOUR PATERNAL GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

3)       YOUR PATERNAL GREAT GRANDPARENTS’ MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

4)       YOUR PATERNAL GREAT GRANDFATHER’S CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION (or other – see above)

5)       YOUR PATERNAL GRANDFATHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

6)       YOUR PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE 

7)       YOUR PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS’ MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

8)       YOUR FATHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

9)       YOUR MOTHER’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

10)   YOUR PARENTS’ MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

11)   YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE

12)   YOUR DECLARATION THAT YOU NEVER RENOUNCED ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BEFORE ANY ITALIAN AUTHORITY (see instructions under paragraph 1, n. 6)

13)   DECLARATION THAT YOUR GRANDFATHER NEVER RENOUNCED ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BEFORE ANY ITALIAN AUTHORITY, listing all his places of residence (if he is living, see above)

14)   DECLARATION THAT YOUR FATHER NEVER RENOUNCED ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP BEFORE ANY ITALIAN AUTHORITY, listing al his places of residence (if he is living, see above)

15)   ANY PERTINENT DEATH CERTIFICATE/S RELATED TO THE ITALIAN ASCENDANTS. 

IF YOUR GREAT GRANDFATHER BECAME A NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZEN BEFORE YOUR PATERNAL GRANDFATHER’S BIRTH, YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP (unless you fit into another category).

PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY:

All certificates must be in “CERTIFiED COPY” a.k.a. “LONG FORM” or “FULL FORM” OR “BOOK COPY” (not “certification” or “abstract”). Said forms can be obtained at the  Vital Statistics Office of the State in which the birth/marriage/death took place. 

Certificates reporting only the “County of birth can not be accepted. You must request the Vital Statistics Authority to state  the CITY OF BIRTH.

 

APOSTILLE : U.S. Birth/Marriage/Death records related to the “Italian sidemust bear an "APOSTILLE" (according to Hague Convention of Dec. 5, 1961) of the Secretary of State of the State in which the document was issued, (except for the Certificate of Naturalization and/or similar documentation).

  

THE APOSTILLE is  the legalization provided by the Office of the Secretary of State of the State where  the document/certificate is issued (Please note: it is not a stamp on the certificate. It is a legalization, a document stapled to the birth/marriage/death certificate by the Secretary of State). 

For a list of the Secretaries of State offices in this consular  territorial jurisdiction, please see addresses at the end of the instructions

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL  CATEGORIES:

1)       If you are married, you must also submit your marriage certificate (license and certificate, in certifed copy and legalized with the “Apostille” of the Secretary of State) along with a copy of your spouse’s birth certificate.

2)       If you have children under the legal age (under 18) you must also submit certified copy of birth certificate/s, legalized with the Apostille of the Secretary of State.

3)       If you are a male under the age of forty five you will  have military obligations to Italy, which can generally be fulfilled by completing the necessary paperwork in the pertinent Consulate, after your citizenship has been processed. However, if you are under the age of twenty seven, until you reach that age you may not permanently reside in Italy for reasons other than study, unless you wish to serve in the Italian Armed Forces. Further information on military obligations can be obtained by contacting the military section of the pertinent Italian Consulate or Embassy, depending on where you are residing.

4)       Birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates in languages other than Italian, relating to the “Italian side”  and to the applicant must be translated into Italian. The only document relating to the ancestor born in Italy that does not need to be translated and does not need an "Apostille" is the U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or any statement releasing information on the naturalization status of the interested party.

“Apostilles” do not need to be translated.

Documents issued in Countries other than the U.S.A. must comply with the local regulations on the legalization of documents, they must be translated into Italian and the translation certified by the Italian Consulate/Embassy in the Country where the documents was issued (for further information, you may contact any Italian Embassy/Consulate in the world by logging on to the pertinent web sites.  A list of all the Italian Representatives abroad is available at  www.esteri.it ( “Farnesina” - “Rappresentanze Diplomatiche” - “Ambasciate e Consolati” – Country)

 

·         DISCREPANCIES:

Check all documents word by word to make sure that there are no discrepancies or changes in the names, last names, dates and places of birth. If there are minor discrepancies in first and last names, please contact this Office before presenting your application. If there are major discrepancies in last names, dates, ages, and places of birth these variations or errors must be corrected with an official “affidavit to amend a record” to be requested from the Vital Statistics Office that issued the document or with another appropriate official document.

Please prepare a typed list of all the discrepancies that you find in the documents. This is required for the Citizenship Office to process your request.

·       Please bring a xerox copy of a valid I.D., showing your current address, and on the application form mention the Comune in Italy requested for the registration of your documents. It could be either your ancestor’s Comune of birth, or the Comune where you intend to establish your residence. 

·        PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PROCEDURE CAN BE COMPLEX AND VERY LENGTHY. THIS OFFICE WILL NOTIFY YOU  IN WRITING AFTER YOUR DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN PROCESSED.

·         IF YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT ANY OF THE ABOVE PROCEDURES MAY AFFECT YOUR US CITIZENSHIP YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE LOCAL U.S. AUTHORITIES.

 

 

 

 


STATE OF CALIFORNIA 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES                                                  
Center for Health Statistics                                                      
Office of Vital Records                                                        
304 S Street
P.O. BOX 730241   
SACRAMENTO, CA 94244-0241
Tel. 916 445-2684

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA


SECRETARY OF STATE
Notary Public Section
1500 11th Street, 2nd floor               
SACRAMENTO, CA  95814         

Tel. : 916 653-3595
Fee: $ 20.00

SECRETARY OF STATE                                                          
San Francisco Branch Office 
455 Golden Gate Ave, Suite 14500
SAN FRANCISCO
, CA 94102

415 557-8000
Fee: $ 20.00 + 6.00

Richiesta certificato penale (“criminal record”)  per lo Stato della California:

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
P.O. Box 903417
SACRAMENTO, CA 94203-4170  


ADDRESSES WHERE TO REQUEST THE "APOSTILLE"

 

ALASKA

OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
P.O. BOX 110015
JUNEAU, AK 99811
Phone: (907) 465-3509
Fee: $ 2.00

 

 

MONTANA

SECRETARY OF STATE
STATE CAPITOL – ROOM 225
NOTARY DEPARTMENT
HELENA, MT 59520
Phone: (406) 446-5379 / 444-2035
Fee: $ 2.00

 

UTAH

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
203 STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114
Phone: (801) 538-1040
Fee: $ 5.00

 

 

IDAHO

 

SECRETARY OF STATE
STATE HOUSE
BOISE, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-2300
Fee: $ 6.00

 

OREGON

 

SECRETARY OF STATE
NOTARY SECTION, 2nd Floor
255 CAPITOL ST. N.E., SUITE 151
SALEM, OR  97310-1327
Phone: (503) 986-2593
Fee: $ 10.00 if the certificate was issued by the State Department of Health.
Fee: $ 20.00 if the certificate was issued by the County

 

WASHINGTON

 

For the certification of the signature of a County Clerk, Deputy Clerk or Notary Public

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
LEGISLATIVE BUILDING
P.O. BOX 40224
OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON 98504-0224
Phone: (360) 902-4161 / 902-4151
Fee: $ 15.00 (Please call
the # above to check this)

 

 

  

 

CALIFORNIA

FOR DOCUMENTS CERTIFIED BY “COUNTY CLERK”, COUNTY RECORDER”, “DEPUTY COUNTY CLERK” OR “DEPUTY COUNTY RECORDER”, as well as for notarized documents, the address is:

SECRETARY OF STATE
NOTARY PUBLIC SECTION
P.O. BOX 942877
SACRAMENTO, CA 94277-0001
Phone: (916) 653-3595

If you wish to present the documents in person the address is:

1500 11th St., 2nd Floor
SACRAMENTO, CA  95814
Phone: (916) 653-3595
Fee: $ 20.00 ($ 26.00 if you apply in person)

 

SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE:

455 Golden Gate Ave, Suite 14500, San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 557-8000

 

 

HAWAII

OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
STATE CAPITOL – 5TH FLOOR
HONOLULU, HI 96813
Phone:  (808) 548-2544
Fee: $ 1.00

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII

Write to the following address to request a CERTIFIED COPY of your vital record certificate:

HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
VITAL RECORD SECTION
P.O. BOX 3378
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96801

If you wish to request the certificate in person:

HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Vital Records Section
1250 Punchbowl Street, Suite 103
HONOLULU
, HAWAII 96801
Office hours:
Mon-Fri 7,45 am - 2, 30pm
Phone (808) 586-4539/586-4542

Fees for certified copies of BIRTH, DEATH and MARRIAGE certificates are:

$ 10.00 for the first copy of each certificate and $ 4.00 for each additional copy of the same certificate ordered at the same time.

Your check or money order should be made payable to:

STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

 

At your request, the State Department of Health will then forward the document to the Lieutenant Governor for an APOSTILLE”. There is a charge of $ 1.00 per Apostille.

The check or money order should be made payable to

OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

 

Upon completion of the Apostille, the documents will be returned to the Department of Health for return to the requester. We suggest you enclose a self addressed prepaid envelope

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    

Consolato Generale d’Italia

     San Francisco

INFORMATION ON ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP THROUGH MARRIAGE

(Art. 5, Legge 5 febbraio 1992, N. 91)

 

·         A foreign woman who married an Italian citizen before 04.27.1983 automatically acquired Italian citizenship. (Law n. 555/1912 granted Italian citizenship by marriage to women only).

·         Law n.91 of February 5, 1992 states that the male or female (foreign or stateless) spouse of an Italian citizen may apply for Italian citizenship after he/she has legally resided in Italy for at least six months, or after three years from the date of marriage if he/she resides abroad, by presenting a request for  naturalization accompanied by the following documents:

 

1)  APPLICATION addressed to the Ministero dell’Interno, Roma.

 

2)  BIRTH CERTIFICATE of the applicant. If the applicant was born in the United States this must be a  “certified copy” or “long form” or “full form”, with an “APOSTILLE” (a legalization issued by the  Secretary of State), accompanied by a translation into Italian. For birth certificates from other countries please see the second page of these instructions.   

 

3)  ESTRATTO PER RIASSUNTO DELL’ ATTO DI MATRIMONIO issued by the Italian Comune. Parties married outside of Italy who have not had their marriage certificate recorded in Italy by the Italian Consulate with territorial jurisdiction over their place of marriage, must present their certificate to the competent consular authority, requesting its registration in Italy, and subsequently obtain the “estratto per riassunto dell’atto di matrimonio” from the Comune, before presenting their application (please be aware that this may take a varying number of months, depending on the Consulate and on the Comune).

 

4)  CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCE OF THE APPLICANT. (“Sworn affidavit” concerning residence during the  last three years, listing addresses and family members living in the same household (women must give their maiden name). The affidavit must be a statement prepared by the applicant, signed in front of a notary public, legalized with an  APOSTILLE, and accompanied by a translation into Italian).

 

5)  CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP OF THE ITALIAN SPOUSE (this will be issued by the Consulate of residence at the time of application).

 

6)  “CERTIFICATO DI STATO DI FAMIGLIA” (same as above). 

 

7)

         7A) “Police clearance” or “Certificate of criminal records”, issued by the central Authority of each State of which the applicant has been a resident since the age of 14. The certificates must be originals, with  APOSTILLES, accompanied by translations into Italian (for certificates issued in California a sample translation form is enclosed). 

      7B) F.B.I. clearance (fingers prints form): (in addition to the above certificate/s). The certificate may be obtained from the

  FBI CJIS Division – Record Request

1000 Custer Hollow Road

Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306

http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cjisd/fprequest.htm

(a sample translation is enclosed).

    7C) An applicant who has resided in Italy for at least six months will also need to supply the following:

·            CERTIFICATO GENERALE DEL CASELLARIO GIUDIZIALE (Tribunale di Roma)

·         CERTIFICATO DEI CARICHI PENDENTI (Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale competente per il territorio di residenza)

Please Note: Police records must be dated no more than six months before application.

 

8)  VALID PASSPORT AND PHOTOCOPY OF PAGES CONTAINING PHOTOGRAPH AND OTHER INFORMATION (The copy will be certified by the Consulate).

 

AN APPOINTMENT MUST BE SCHEDULED WITH THE CITIZENSHIP DEPARTMENT OF THE CONSULATE TO PRESENT THE APPLICATION FOR ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IN PERSON. THE APPLICATION MUST BE SIGNED IN THE PRESENCE OF AN OFFICIAL OF THE CONSULATE.

DOCUMENTS WRITTEN IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ITALIAN NEED TO BE LEGALIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS EXISTING IN THE COUNTRY WHERE THEY WERE ISSUED AND THEY MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN OFFICIAL TRANSLATION INTO ITALIAN CERTIFIED BY THE ITALIAN DIPLOMATIC/CONSULAR AUTHORITY WITH JURISDICTION OVER THE COUNTRY IN WHICH THEY WERE ISSUED. 

CONSULAR FEES RELATED TO THE APPLICATION AND TO THE CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS WILL VARY DUE TO THE FLUCTUATION OF THE RATE OF EXCHANGE AND TO THE NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS TO BE CERTIFIED. FEES ARE GENERALLY AROUND $100.00 AND MUST BE PAID IN CASH AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION

       Please contact the Italian Consulate before submitting your application.

     Assistance in obtaining all required documents can be provided by some private   agencies such as : myitaliancitizenship.com , italiamerica.org , italylink.com

      The Italian Consulate has  no affiliation with such agencies nor can endorse their       services

PROCESSING TIME (art. 3 D.P.R. 362/94)

In accordance with art. 2 and 4 of law n. 241 of August 7, 1990, the decree will be issued by the Ministry of the Interior within 730 days from the date of application.

 

 

ADDRESSES for the State of California

If you have Internet access, you can find the addresses for U.S. authorities of other states from their website and from the websites of the Italian consulates in the U.S. (Similar information can be obtained for most countries from the websites of their respective Italian Embassies/Consulates (www.esteri.it - “Farnesina” – “Rappresentanze Diplomatiche” – “Ambasciate e Consolati” – “Country”).

To request a birth certificate :                         

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICE  

Center for Health Statistics                           

Office of Vital Records                                 

304 S Street                                                 

P.O. BOX 730241                                         

SACRAMENTO, CA 94244-0241                

Tel. 916 445-2684                                               

 

To request an APOSTILLE :

            STATE OF CALIFORNIA          

            Secretary of State                           

            Notary Public Section                       

            P.O. Box 942877                       

            SACRAMENTO, CA 94277-0001   

            Tel. : 916 653-3595           

            Fee: $ 20.00     

 

           Secretary of State

           San Francisco Branch Office

           455 Golden Gate Ave. , Suite 14500

           SAN FRANCISCO, CA

           415 557 8000

           Fee: $ 20.00 + 6.00

                    

For general information: www.ss.ca.gov/business/notary/notary.htm

Richiesta criminal record or police clearance for the state of California:

California Department of Justice (PO BOX 903417)

Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information

ATTN: Record Review Unit

Sacramento, CA 94203-4170

http://caag.state.ca.us/fingerprints/security.htm

 

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