Can I move to Italy if I marry an Italian?

If you are married to an Italian citizen, you are eligible for citizenship after being 2 years of marriage if you reside in Italy and 3 years if you live abroad. (You can apply after 18 months no matter where you are if you have a child together).

Can I live in Italy if I marry an Italian?

Once the marriage ceremony with an Italian citizen takes places, the foreign national citizen is entitled to a residence permit for family reasons, even if before marriage he/she was illegally resident in Italy.

How do you get residency in Italy through marriage?

The spouse of an Italian citizen may apply for citizenship by marriage after they have been married to their Italian spouse for three (3) years (if living outside of Italy). That time is halved if the applicant and the Italian spouse have minor children together, to 18 months and 1 year respectively.

Does marrying an Italian guarantee citizenship?

On 27 April 1983, automatic Italian citizenship through marriage ended (Law no. 123). Starting on this date, foreign women and foreign men are treated equally when marrying their Italian spouses: they do not receive automatic and immediate Italian citizenship.

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What happens if I marry an Italian citizen?

If you marry a citizen in a country, you may be entitled to acquire citizenship in that same country. If your spouse renounced their Italian citizenship as a minor they would need to reacquire their Italian citizenship before they can apply for a spouse.

How long can you stay in Italy if you own property?

It will be valid for 6 months, for short stays up to 90 days (valid throughout the Schengen area). Having obtained an Elective Residence Visa and made entry into the country, the foreign national can, within 8 days and with all the indispensable guarantees, convert his Entry Visa into a Elective Residence Permit.

How can I get a quick divorce in Italy?

The proceeding may be by mutual consent if the spouses find an agreement about divorce’s terms and conditions (uncontested divorce), or by litigation in front of the Court (contested divorce). The procedures of mutual divorce are the fastest and simplest way to get a divorce in Italy.

Do I need to speak Italian to get Italian citizenship by marriage?

When applying for Italian citizenship through marriage, you must prove adequate knowledge of the Italian language. Read how to prepare for taking the test.It is required that you display at least the B1 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

What documents do I need to get married in Italy?

What do you need to get married in Italy?

  • A valid passport or national ID card for both parties.
  • Original birth certificate for both parties.
  • Divorce papers or death certificate if you have been previously married and divorced or widowed.
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Can you marry into dual citizenship?

A U.S. citizen may acquire foreign citizenship by marriage, or a person naturalized as a U.S. citizen may not lose the citizenship of the country of birth. U.S. law does not mention dual nationality or require a person to choose one citizenship or another.

How much is Italian citizenship?

As a rule, the dual Italian citizenship process can cost anywhere between $500 – $10,000.

How long does it take to become an Italian citizen by marriage?

The spouse of an Italian citizen who resides abroad can apply for Italian citizenship after 3 years from the date of marriage or civil union, reduced to 18 months if the couple has children according to Italian law.

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