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Citizenship

 

Citizenship

Consolato Generale d'Italia
Citizenship Office
2590 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115


GENERAL INFORMATION

Residents of the State of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, American Territories of Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Marianna Islands and California, EXCEPT for the following Counties: San Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial Valley, and Orange (residents of the named Counties must apply through the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles) have to submit in person their application for acquisition or recognition of Italian citizenship at the Consulate General of Italy – 2590 Webster St. – San Francisco, CA - 94115 - 

Italian citizenship is currently regulated by Law no. 91/1992 (and regulations for its implementation: specifically DPR no. 572 of 12 October 1993 and DPR no. 362 of 18 April 1994) which, in contrast with previous laws, reassesses the importance of individual intention in the acquisition or loss of citizenship and recognises the right to hold more than one citizenship simultaneously.
Citizenship legislation applies to:

  • persons born Italian who have lost their citizenship and wish to reinstate it;
  • descendants of Italian citizens claiming citizenship;
  • foreigners applying for Italian citizenship.

For detailed information and procedures about the different cases of citizenship, please refer to the menu on the left side of the screen. To help you determine which case applies to you can consult "What is my case?".

PLEASE NOTE
The Citizenship Office receives only by appointment for jure sanguinis. For citizenship by marriage, please refer to "Citizenship by marriage" in the menu on the left.

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE (for jure sanguinis only)

You must book your appointment through our online appointment system "Prenota OnLine". 

For reasons of equity and fairness we will process files in the chronological order of arrival.
The online appointment system allows you to choose the date and time from the available options. When booking your appointment, please specify in "Notes" the type of your request (iure sanguinis: by descent, marriage to an Italian citizen, adult child of an Italian citizen).


PLEASE NOTE

  • After the online registration you will receive an email with instructions on how to confirm your profile.
  • Please check the website regularly as new time slots may become available following cancellations.
  • The appointment calendar allows for appointments to be scheduled NO LATER THAN TWO YEARS prior to the appointment. (Example: if today is July 26th, 2017, it is only possible to schedule appointments for dates that are ON or BEFORE July 25th 2019).
  • Every Monday - Thursday after midnight Italian time the system will free up new appointments on the last possible date within the two-year limit. If all appointments have already been filled, please check again the next day after midnight Italian time between Monday and Thursday.
  • The Dates highlighted in the following colors have the following meanings:

    GREEN = most or all appointments available
    ORANGE = Limited appointment availability
    RED = all appointments have been booked
    GRAY = it is too early to schedule an appointment for this date, the selected date is holiday, or the Consulate is closed on this day.  

 

FEES

As of July 8th, 2014 all applications for the recognition of the Italian citizenship  Iure Sanguinis (by descent) and Iure Matrimonii (in case of foreign national whose husband is an Italian citizen married prior to April 27, 1983) are subject to the payment of a € 300 fee. Fees must be paid in $ USD for the amount posted on the Consular Fee page.
(Law n. 66 April 24th, 2014 and modifications Law n. 89 June 23rd, 2014 art. 5-bis, comma 1)

The Office only accepts the US Dollars in payment. The fee must be paid at the Consulate the day of the appointment in the form of cashier's check or money order made out to the Italian Consulate General – San Francisco.
By law, the fee is subject to change every 3 months, each fiscal quarter.
The payment MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PURCHASER and all fields must be filled in. For assistance on how to fill out your payment, please consult the bank or office where it was issued.
The application fee is NON REFUNDABLE, regardless of the outcome of the petition.

VERY IMPORTANT!
For all the documents presented in original or certified copy, please provide  a set of photocopies. Furthermore, please bring your US Passport/Permanent Resident Card, driver's license and one utility bill in original and photocopy.

All applicants over 18 must appear in person at the Office of the Italian Consulate General.


INQUIRIES

We are committed to dealing with all applications promptly: in order to expedite the processing of applications we will be unable to answer general questions that are addressed by this website. Please, help us move forward by reading the instructions on this website carefully and following them as indicated.
Please, do not call or write to obtain general information available on our website.
For the same reason we cannot offer status updates regarding applications in process once they have been accepted by the Citizenship Office. We will request additional documentation directly from the applicant if necessary. We will inform the applicant as soon as confirmation is received from the Italian authorities in Italy that the citizenship procedure is complete. 
The Consulate does not provide translation of documents or certifications into Italian on your behalf.


For further information please send an email to cittadinanza.sanfrancisco@esteri.it

NOTE REGARDING APPOINTMENTS:

When scheduling an appointment please be advised of the following:

1)      The appointment calendar allows for appointments to be scheduled NO LATER THAN TWO YEARS prior to the appointment. (Example: if today is July 26th, 2017, it is only possible to schedule appointments for dates that are ON or BEFORE July 25th 2019).

2)      The Dates highlighted in the following colors have the following meanings:

GREEN = most or all appointments available

ORANGE = Limited appointment availability

RED = all appointments have been booked

GRAY = it is too early to schedule an appointment for this date, the selected date is holiday, or the Consulate is closed on this day.     


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