Italian-American Dual Citizenship

Onsite Dual Citizenship Services

Apply­ing in Italy at a Town Hall  (“FAST TRACK” Appli­ca­tion Process) — $5,500 flat fee. Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca works in part­ner­ship with Bel­la Italia Geneal­o­gy to pro­vide this expe­dit­ed way to reclaim your Ital­ian cit­i­zen­ship! No longer will you have to wait years for a con­sulate appoint­ment! The fee includes:

• The pro­cure­ment of pri­vate, un-shared accom­mo­da­tions in Italy for the two-week peri­od that you need to be present in Italy. These accom­mo­da­tions will be in one of the towns that is with­in the Provider’s Cit­i­zen­ship Net­work, all of which are with­in the Ben­even­to or Avel­li­no provinces;

• The pro­cure­ment and apos­till­ing of all doc­u­ments nec­es­sary for your dual cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion. This includes all doc­u­ment and apos­tille fees and may include genealog­i­cal research. If legal assis­tance is required to amend a vital record for con­sis­ten­cy, then any legal or court fees are the Client’s respon­si­bil­i­ty;

• The trans­la­tion of doc­u­ments nec­es­sary for such Ital­ian dual cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion;

• Sched­ule per­mit­ting, the pro­cure­ment of an Ital­ian gov­ern­ment-issued ID card (also known as a carte d’identità);

• The fil­ing of tem­po­rary res­i­den­cy in Italy;

• The actu­al appli­ca­tion for dual cit­i­zen­ship;

• Accom­pa­ni­ment dur­ing all meet­ings with Ital­ian offi­cials;

• Inter­pret­ing (Eng­lish <> Ital­ian) dur­ing all meet­ings with Ital­ian offi­cials.

Air­fare, food, and any oth­er items are not includ­ed. Addi­tion­al fam­i­ly mem­bers wish­ing to apply at the same time and in the same town can be accom­mo­dat­ed for a mod­est addi­tion­al fee. 

I am the only board-cer­ti­fied geneal­o­gist offer­ing this ser­vice. How does that ben­e­fit you in your quest for cit­i­zen­ship? It means that I have proven exper­tise in the field of geneal­o­gy, which can be use­ful when acquir­ing the nec­es­sary doc­u­men­ta­tion and locat­ing hard-to-find doc­u­ments. Addi­tion­al­ly, as a part of my board-cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, I abide by a  Code of Ethics and Con­duct. See the web­site of the Board for Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of Geneal­o­gists for more infor­ma­tion.

Dis­claimer: We work only with the Ital­ian towns that we have a rela­tion­ship with. The client can­not choose the town in which the appli­ca­tion is processed.

If you are inter­est­ed, please email the specifics of your ances­try to and what dates you are avail­able to spend two weeks in Italy. We will get back to you with­in 48 hours to dis­cuss your appli­ca­tion!


If you are prepar­ing your own appli­ca­tion for sub­mis­sion at a con­sulate, I sug­gest you pur­chase the course below that was offered through the Vir­tu­al Insti­tute of Genealog­i­cal Research. This course will give you a sol­id overview of the process and the Ital­ian nation­al­i­ty laws that may affect your appli­ca­tion!

Genealog­i­cal Appli­ca­tions of Dual Cit­i­zen­ship: Ital­ian-Amer­i­can and Irish-Amer­i­can” by Melanie D. Holtz, CG and Melis­sa A. John­son, CG