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Certain United States citizens are eligible for dual Italian citizenship through ancestry and/or marriage. New York has restrictions on who can obtain copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce records. When necessary, we can assist you in obtaining a Court order granting you authority to obtain such documents to which you would not otherwise have access.
The Italian Consulate carefully reviews all of the documents submitted to make sure that the spelling of your name and the names of your ancestors and dates of birth, death, and marriage for you and your ancestors match on all of the documents you are submitting. Our clients frequently find that there are errors throughout their ancestors’ documents. We can obtain a Court Order requiring the New York Department of Health to amend such records to reflect the accurate information so that all of your documents match.
Our firm’s services are limited to obtaining orders granting access and/or amending vital records. We do not obtain documents after the Order has been issued or coordinate the translation and apostille process, but can provide a referral to a service that does. Our firm also does not determine whether you are eligible for dual citizenship or what records are necessary. We also do not draft or submit the actual dual citizenship applications.