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