Italian Citizenship Services (In-Italy)


The fee sched­ule below details the ser­vices offered by Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca in rela­tion to in-Italy Ital­ian cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tions via jus san­gui­nis. 


The fee for pre­sent­ing your onsite appli­ca­tion is as fol­lows and includes those ser­vices detailed below. Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca shall ren­der the fol­low­ing ser­vices, intend­ed to cov­er one com­plete in-Italy appli­ca­tion for Ital­ian cit­i­zen­ship via jus san­gui­nis:

  • The pro­cure­ment of pri­vate, un-shared accom­mo­da­tions in Italy for six months so that you may estab­lish res­i­den­cy, as required by Ital­ian nation­al­i­ty law. Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca will pay the rent for the first 3 months of your cit­i­zen­ship process, as well as the secu­ri­ty deposit (usu­al­ly 3 months rent).  You will be required to pay the rent for the remain­ing time of your res­i­den­cy in Italy. You must be present in the Comune [Ital­ian town of appli­ca­tion] for at least 90 days, in order to estab­lish res­i­den­cy and file your cit­i­zen­ship paper­work. Your cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion can­not be filed until your res­i­den­cy is grant­ed and you have a let­ter from the Comune stat­ing such. After the first 90 days, you are free to come and go as you please but your offi­cial res­i­den­cy must remain in the town of appli­ca­tion until your cit­i­zen­ship process is com­plete. It is high­ly encour­aged that you stay longer than the time nec­es­sary to file your appli­ca­tion, if at all pos­si­ble. Please note that there are addi­tion­al con­sid­er­a­tions on how many times you can exit and enter the coun­try, if you have already filed for your extend­ed visa to stay for cit­i­zen­ship pur­pos­es. We wll advise you on this, if applic­a­ble.
  • The trans­la­tion of doc­u­ments that are nec­es­sary for such Ital­ian cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of such;
  • The prepa­ra­tion of and fil­ing of your res­i­den­cy appli­ca­tion;
  • The fil­ing of your appli­ca­tion for Ital­ian cit­i­zen­ship;
  • Accom­pa­ni­ment dur­ing all meet­ings with Ital­ian offi­cials;
  • Inter­pret­ing (Eng­lish <> Ital­ian) dur­ing all meet­ings with Ital­ian offi­cials;
  • Pay­ment of the util­i­ty bills (water, gas, elec­tric­i­ty) for the first three months of your cit­i­zen­ship process, as well as assis­tance in set­ting up and main­tain­ing these ser­vices. This does not include the costs for tele­phone and inter­net ser­vice how­ev­er we can advise you on these ser­vices;
  • Sub­se­quent to the fil­ing of your cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion, Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca will make bi-week­ly sta­tus checks on your non-renun­cia requests. Ital­ian nation­al­i­ty law requires that the town of appli­ca­tion ver­i­fy that your ances­tors did not express­ly renounce their cit­i­zen­ship at an Ital­ian con­sulate. They must con­tact each con­sulate under whose juris­dic­tion your ances­tors lived and receive neg­a­tive respons­es before approv­ing your cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion. These sta­tus checks will begin, 20 busi­ness days after the fil­ing of your cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion. The client shall be informed of the results of each sta­tus check by email. It is the client’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to make sure that Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca has a valid email address for them at all times. Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca does not have con­trol of the tim­ing of the non-renun­cia respons­es (i.e. how long it takes for the con­sulates to respond). On aver­age, the requests are tak­ing any­where between 4 – 6 months. There­fore, Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca can­not guar­an­tee com­ple­tion by any par­tic­u­lar date. Once the respons­es to your non-renun­cia checks have been received and they are neg­a­tive, Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca will work with town offi­cials to have your appli­ca­tion signed by the May­or, your cer­tifi­cate of cit­i­zen­ship issued, and your doc­u­ments tran­scribed.


Your appli­ca­tion must be filed in one of the towns in Lo Schi­a­vo Genealogica’s cit­i­zen­ship net­work. The client can­not choose the town in which the appli­ca­tion is processed nor the accom­mo­da­tions. How­ev­er, if there are spe­cif­ic needs for your accom­mo­da­tions, we will do our utmost to meet those needs. The accom­mo­da­tions will have a full, work­ing kitchen and will be fur­nished.

In most cas­es, the client will be told in which Ital­ian town their appli­ca­tion will be processed at least two weeks pri­or to the begin­ning of their appli­ca­tion process. How­ev­er, in some cas­es, there may be last-minute changes for rea­sons that are not under the con­trol of Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca. We work close­ly with each town in our cit­i­zen­ship net­work to make sure every­thing goes smooth­ly with your appli­ca­tion.

FEE: $6,000

($3000 must be paid at the sign­ing of the con­tract. The remain­ing fee will be invoiced for in three equal month­ly install­ments, begin­ning the month fol­low­ing the sign­ing of the con­tract)        

The quot­ed fee assumes all rel­e­vant doc­u­ments are com­plete and apos­tilled. If you need help in gath­er­ing your doc­u­ments, please see the sec­tion titled Doc­u­men­ta­tion Prepa­ra­tion Pack­ages.

Please note that attor­ney or court fees, if nec­es­sary to amend your doc­u­ments for con­sis­ten­cy, are not includ­ed.



The La Dolce Vita pack­age is for clients who desire a turn-key ser­vice which enables them to sit back and enjoy the sweet life while Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca does all the work! This pack­age includes all ser­vices pro­vid­ed under the Cit­tad­i­nan­za Com­ple­to and Doc­u­men­ta­tion Prepa­ra­tion pack­ages, as well as sev­er­al oth­er ser­vices. Addi­tion­al ser­vices include:

  • Accom­mo­da­tions for up to four appli­cants (for six months, with the first three months rent and secu­ri­ty deposit paid by Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca);
  • All fees for the acqui­si­tion of doc­u­ments, apos­tilles, and translations/certifications. This means that there are no addi­tion­al costs for the gath­er­ing of your doc­u­ments;
  • Onsite assis­tance acquir­ing your pass­port and carte iden­tità (Ital­ian iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card) sub­se­quent to approval of your cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion, plus any fees incurred to acquire these items;
  • Assis­tance in arrang­ing one unique expe­ri­ence dur­ing your stay, whether it be a tour, lan­guage class, cook­ing class, or anoth­er event of your choos­ing. Fees for said expe­ri­ence that are charged by oth­er companies/individuals are the client’s respon­si­bil­i­ty;
  • One din­ner or lunch for all appli­cants at a restau­rant in or near your town of appli­ca­tion. Said restau­rant will fea­ture typ­i­cal cui­sine of the region.

Please note that attor­ney or court fees, if nec­es­sary to amend your doc­u­ments for con­sis­ten­cy, are not includ­ed.

Enjoy “la dolce vita” while Lo Schi­a­vo Genealog­i­ca does all the work for you!! This is a great way to make your cit­i­zen­ship process as stress-free and enjoy­able as pos­si­ble!

FEE: $12,000

($6000 must be paid at the sign­ing of the con­tract. The remain­ing fee will be invoiced for in three equal month­ly install­ments, begin­ning the month fol­low­ing the sign­ing of the con­tract)     



If you already have res­i­den­cy in Italy and sim­ply need some­one to come and help you sub­mit your cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion, we offer this ser­vice also. Pric­ing varies depend­ing on how far your town of res­i­dence is from our main Ital­ian office in the Berg­amo province. 

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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  



This pack­age includes unlim­it­ed assistance/advice by email or tele­phone while you work to pre­pare the doc­u­men­ta­tion for your cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion (for a max­i­mum time of two years). This is a pop­u­lar option for the DIYr!!!

All out-of-pock­et expens­es (such as doc­u­ment fees, apos­tille fees, and translation/certification fees) will be incurred by and paid by the client. These fees will be invoiced for month­ly. If it is deter­mined that a doc­u­ment needs to be amend­ed so that your cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion will be suc­cess­ful (and legal assis­tance is required), then the legal and court fees are the client’s respon­si­bil­i­ty.

If the client begins with this doc­u­ment prepa­ra­tion pack­age and decides lat­er that he/she wants to switch to the Com­plete Doc­u­ment Prepa­ra­tion Pack­age, they can do so. In that instance, the client would be required to pay the addi­tion­al $1,500 at the time of the request­ed change.  

FEE: $2,500  



Adding Adult Fam­i­ly Mem­bers to your Appli­ca­tion Process

The fee is for each extra adult appli­cant who applies at the same time and in the same town in Italy. This fee includes the addi­tion­al cost of larg­er accom­mo­da­tions and the pro­cess­ing of the addi­tion­al res­i­den­cy and cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tions.

The expens­es incurred dur­ing the acqui­si­tion of the addi­tion­al doc­u­men­ta­tion will be invoiced month­ly at our stan­dard hourly rate of $95 plus expens­es.

FEE: $750 per per­son  (plus doc­u­men­ta­tion acqui­si­tion fees and expens­es, as detailed above, unless you’ve pur­chased the La Dolce Vita pack­age)


Assis­tance Apply­ing for an Ital­ian Pass­port and Carte d’Identità (Ital­ian Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Card) in Italy (Sub­se­quent to Appli­ca­tion Com­ple­tion)

This ser­vice includes help­ing you apply for your Ital­ian pass­port and carte d’identità in Italy with­in the province of appli­ca­tion. Client is respon­si­ble for any fees charged by the applic­a­ble offices, which include, but are not lim­it­ed to, pass­port fees (approx. 180 euros) or carte d’identità fees (approx. 10 euros). Our fee includes only the time and petrol nec­es­sary to help you acquire these two items.

The approval of your cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tion must be com­plete before these two items can be applied for. If you are not in Italy at the time of receipt, the pass­port can be sent to us and for­ward­ed to you by DHL. The carte d’identità is usu­al­ly avail­able the same day. How­ev­er, please note that Italy is evolv­ing this process there­fore changes should be expect­ed.

FEE: $500 per per­son       


Assis­tance Apply­ing for an Extend­ed Visa to Stay in Italy After 90-days

Amer­i­cans are giv­en an auto­mat­ic 90-day visa for Italy. If you would like to stay longer than 90 days, you need to obtain a Per­me­s­so di Sog­giorno Per Atte­sa Cit­tad­i­nan­za from the Ques­tu­ra (state police head­quar­ters). This ser­vice includes assist­ing you in apply­ing for your extend­ed stay visa in Italy in the province of appli­ca­tion. The client is respon­si­ble for any fees charged by the applic­a­ble offices and the nec­es­sary tax rev­enue stamps. Our fee includes only the time and petrol nec­es­sary to help you acquire the visa. This process usu­al­ly requires sev­er­al trips to the Ques­tu­ra.

FEE: $750 per adult



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