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Italian Citizenship by Residency

If you have resided in Italy for a certain number of years, you may be eligible to apply for Italian citizenship by residency. Find out the requirements for claiming Italian citizenship by residency and speak to our specialist advisors about our services today.

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About Italian Citizenship by Residency

Individuals who have legally resided in Italy for a certain period are entitled to apply for Italian citizenship by residency. The cases are various depending on some factors, though.

Normally, applications for naturalisation can be filed after ten years of legal residency in Italy. The applicants must prove that their immigration complies with immigration law and their Italian taxation throughout this period.

The term (10 years) can be reduced in the following cases:

  • EU citizens benefit from a reduced term, i.e. 4 years.

  • Foreign nationals whose parents or grandparents were Italian citizens by birth can apply for Italian citizenship by residency after only 3 years.

  • The term for foreign nationals who have worked for the Italian State is 5 years.

Discover the freedom to stay in the EU, visa-free

Find out the requirements for claiming Italian citizenship by descent and speak to our specialist advisors about our services today.

What We Offer

We provide bespoke assistance to foreigners who want to obtain Italian citizenship by residency. Our services include:

We provide certified translations for your Italian citizenship claim.

We assist you to ensure your documents and certificates are accepted for your Italian citizenship.

We provide clear and accurate guidance until you get your Italian citizenship.

We provide apostille service on required documents such as birth certificates or death certificates etc.

What to Expect as an Italian Citizen

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Visa-free travel

Travel to more than 140 countries without a visa application

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Favorable Taxation

Save foreign income without paying tax

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Work & Live anywhere in the EU

Allowance movement throughout the European Union

Testimonials

What people say?

Excellent service from Palazzo Law Boutique

I have used Palazzo Law over the last year in connection with an application of an Italian passport. Davide has been more than helpful at every step of the process. Covid restrictions have meant it has not been a straightforward matter; but he has always been available to assist with any questions and anxieties; genuinely patient, polite and supportive. My siblings and partner plan to use Palazzo Law when making their own applications at my recommendation.
M. A.

Italian citizenship application

Italian citizenship application dealt with pleasantly and efficiently. They were quick to respond to any questions, everything explained clearly, lots of advice where needed - especially regarding the booking system for the Italian consulate in London. Highly recommend.
Happy Lady From Essex
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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. Residency must be continuous, so if you leave Italy and the residency is cancelled. As a result, the past years you spent in Italy won’t be counted.

Applying for Italian citizenship by residency requires criminal records, proof of income in Italy, and a certificate proving your Italian language knowlege. For more information and further assistance, please contact us.

It takes up to 24 months from the date of online application submission.

Yes. You will have to produce originals at the local Prefettura.