In order to establish your claim of citizenship, you’ll need documents (vital records) supporting the descent of each person in your line from the previous person. You’ll also need documents establishing whether and when your LIRA naturalized, which will show that he or she did not lose Italian citizenship before the next person in your line was born. In addition, all recognized Italian citizens are required to keep their home comune up-to-date with any changes in their status, such as marriage, divorce, or the birth of their children.
While jure sanguinis means “right of blood”, DNA is not acceptable proof to the consulate and they don’t want to see it.
Each consulate (or comune) establishes a list of the documents that they will require to support your application. Some, but not all, consulates list these documents on their websites, but these lists are not always accurate and they are subject to change. In the Facebook group, we have may posts detailing what documents were required during appointment at various consulates – the posts are tagged under the CONSULATE APPOINTMENT RECAPS topic.
Reference the chart below or use our Interactive “Do I Qualify” Tool.