• My Story of Becoming an Italian Citizen

    The day I received my Italian citizenship was, I kid you not, probably one of the happiest days of my life. I decided back in 2014 that I eventually would want to move to Italy; so, that fall, I began my research on how to become an Italian citizen. There are several avenues through which to obtain citizenship, but the following are the most common: Ancestry, or iure sanguinis (a Latin phrase meaning ‘by right of the blood’) Marriage, or iure matrimonii Residency I was eligible through iure sanguinis, a popular option for many Italians all over the world. Luckily, both of my parents were Italian citizens at the time…