Italian Citizenship Services
If you are not sure if you qualify, we offer a free one-hour evaluation of eligibility!
Below you will find the different citizenship services Lo Schiavo Genealogica offers to clients when preparing their applications for for Italian citizenship via jure sanguinis. The owner of Lo Schiavo Genealogica is the only board-certified genealogist offering these services and has assembled a team of highly qualified citizenship specialists to make sure all goes smoothly during your citizenship quest. How does board certification benefit you? It means that we have proven expertise in the field of genealogy, which can be very useful when acquiring and locating hard-to-find documents. It also means that we abide by a Code of Ethics.
If you already have your documents ready and simply need experienced eyes to make sure everything conforms to what is required by Italian nationality law and your consulate, Lo Schiavo Genealogica would be happy to help you.
Fee: $95 per hour
DOCUMENTATION PREPARATION AND ASSISTANCE
To help you acquire the documents you will need to reacquire your Italian citizenship, we work on an hourly plus expenses basis. The fee is $95 per hour and a 10 hour retainer is required to begin ($950). If the retainer is exhausted before we are done preparing your documentation, you would be asked for an additional retainer. If you would like to manage costs by working with us in gathering your documentation, we can do that.
COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION PREPARATION PACKAGE
The document preparation package enables you to sit back and relax while we handle everything necessary to get your documentation ready. This is a popular option for the busy professional who has little time to work on their documentation!
The fee for the document preparation package does not include out-of-pocket fees, which can include, but is not limited to, document fees and apostille fees. Clients will be invoiced for any out-of-pocket fees once per month. Client agrees to pay such fees within 15 days of the receipt of the invoice. In the initial stages of the document preparation, please be aware that monthly expenses are normally higher. Depending on the jurisdiction which issues your documents, your signature may be needed on document applications or on a limited power of attorney, authorizing us to order documents on your behalf.
If it is determined that a document needs to be amended so that your citizenship application is successful (and legal assistance is required), then any legal and court fees are the Client’s responsibility.
If a document is needed from a country other than Italy or the U.S., it may be necessary to subcontract a local researcher to acquire the document. The fees for said subcontracting would be the Client’s responsibility. If this is necessary, the Client shall be informed ahead of time.
The base fee for document preparation is due upfront. If, during the course of gathering your documentation, it is determined that you are not eligible for Italian dual citizenship then the following would apply. The time incurred (at $95 per hour) would be calculated and any remaining amount would be refunded to the Client within 90 days.
FEE: $4,000 (up to 4 generations of documentation)
TRANSLATION OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE DOCUMENTS
$50 per hour. We would be happy to provide a free estimate of the time needed to translate your documents. Our translators are native-born Italians with certifications that allow them to translate documents for the Italian court system (for legal means, like citizenship).