Italian-American Dual Citizenship

Dual Citizenship Services

We offer a full range of services to help  you reclaim your Italian citizenship! The cost of your project will depend on how many hours are spent, how much participation you wish in the process, and whether you are applying through a consulate or directly in Italy through a town hall.

Applying in Italy at a Town Hall  (“FAST TRACK” Application Process) – $4,500 flat fee. Lo Schiavo Genealogica works in partnership with Bella Italia Genealogy to provide this expedited way to reclaim your Italian citizenship! The fee includes preparation of all documentation (acquiring, apostilling, translating), a personal guide onsite in Italy to assist you at all of your citizenship appointments, and a place to stay while your application is being processed. Airfare, food, and any other items are not included.

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 genealogical field which can be used to acquire the necessary documentation and locate 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.

Applying at a Consulate – $90 per hour to prepare your application or to provide guidance, if you wish to prepare the application yourself. Document and apostille fees are the responsibility of the client.  A $900 retainer (10 hours) is required to begin. Once the initial retainer is exhausted, an invoice will be sent for an additional 10 hour retainer. A monthly limit on time and expenses can be set by the client.

Please email the specifics of your ancestry to Melanie@holtzresearch.com and we can discuss the best way for you to regain your Italian citizenship!

If you are preparing your own application, we suggest you purchase the course below that was offered through the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research. The 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