Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the benefits?

    - Accepts the procedure via maternal and paternal;

    - Recognition without leaving Brazil, where the client can continue working as normal

    - Savings: No airfare or accommodation costs. The cost of the fees can be divided between family members.

  • Is it necessary to be present at hearings with the Italian lawyer?

    No. The judicial process is carried out in telematic / face-to-face mode, and the client will be fully represented by the Italian lawyers at the hearings.

  • Is it necessary to have an Italian surname to apply for it?

    No. The surname does not transmit the right. The transmission occurs with the direct parental relationship called iure sanguinis.

  • How long does the legal process take?

    This depends on the region of birth of the Italian immigrant. In some regions, the court makes its decision in less than a year, in others up to 1 year and 8 months.

  • How do I start the recognition process?

    The first step is to gather the necessary documents, building your family tree. Gather all the documents you need: birth, marriage and death certificates. Check the certificates for any indication of where the immigrant was born in Italy. The documentation must be sent to our experts for analysis. The process will take place through the courts and will then enable the Italian passport to be issued. Our lawyers will handle your case directly in Italy.

  • Could Italian nationality be acquired alongside American nationality?

    Yes. American law does not prohibit the recognition of Italian citizenship jure sanguinis