Tag Archives: 1948

1948 Rule

ItalianGal/ Starting Out/ 64 comments

I wanted to write more about the importance of the year 1948 in obtaining your Italian citizenship.  As I mentioned in a previous post, the 1948 rule was important in my case because my mother was born before 1948.  In a nutshell, prior to 1948, women could claim their Italian citizenship through their fathers but could not pass down citizenship

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Confirming Eligibility

ItalianGal/ Eligibility/ 42 comments

As I started researching further to confirm I was eligible for Italian citizenship,  I found there were some very specific criteria Italian Americans have to meet to claim your Italian Citizenship jure sanguinis. One of the key things I learned is, if  you meet the criteria, the Italian Government has essentially considered you an Italian Citizen all along.  You just

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