The cost for obtaining Italian dual citizenship varies depending on the number of generations between you and your last Italian-born ancestor. Here are some costs that you will incur when obtaining Italian dual citizenship:
1. You will need your Italian-born ancestor's birth, marriage and death records, where applicable.
2. You will need a certified copy of your ancestor's naturalization certificate or, if s/he was never naturalized, you will need a letter from NARA and USCIS, as well as perform additional research for census records.
3. You will need new official copies of all the birth, marriage and death certificates of your ancestors in your lineage from your native country, including your own. These documents can be ordered from your state vital records offices and vary in price; they can be as little as $10 or as much as $60 and up.
4. You will need to have your state provide an Apostille certification on each of your U.S. documents, which can be as much as $20 per document.
5. The non-Italian documents (except the naturalization certificate) will need to be translated into Italian.
6. The Italian consulate will charge you an application fee of 300 euros (subject to change . This fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome and everyone over the age of 18 is subject to this fee,
7. Eventually when you receive your citizenship, it will cost approximately $145 every five years to obtain and maintain your Italian passport.
Keep in mind that the costs will differ depending on whether or not you do the above steps on your own, or if you elect to hire a professional service provider to do it for you.
Also keep in mind that while it costs more to hire someone to help you apply in Italy, the costs for documents are offset because Italy does not require non-line certificates, nor death certificates. Also when applying in Italy there is no 300 euro consular fee.
To find out whether you qualify for Italian citizenship, click here.
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