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Citizenship through Judiciary Ruling

 

Citizenship through Judiciary Ruling

Citizenship through Judiciary Ruling on Natural Paternity/Maternity

 

When a child is recognized or declared by his/her Italian parent while a minor he/she acquires Italian citizenship automatically.

Persons of legal age recognised or declared as such must elect to become citizens within one year of that recognition.

 

The following documentation must be annexed to the declaration:

- Birth certificate;

- Act of recognition or authenticated copy of the ruling on paternity/maternity, or of an authenticated copy of a ruling that declares a foreign ruling binding in Italy, or an authenticated copy of a ruling acknowledging the right to child support or alimony;

- Certification of parent(s)’ citizenship.


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