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Certain United States citizens are eligible for dual Italian citizenship through ancestry and/or marriage. Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC can help you determine whether you are eligible and assist you in gathering all of the necessary documentation for your application to the Italian Consulate.

New York has restrictions on who can obtain copies of birth, death and marriage 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. We frequently find that there are errors throughout our clients’ 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.

Most documents that the Consulate requires need to be apostilled and also translated (if they are Italian documents). We are familiar with the apostille process and also have translators we work with regularly on these types of matters.

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