Obtaining Italian citizenship fo: what do you need to know?

July 30, 2021
Obtaining Italian citizenship fo: what do you need to know?
Italy attracts many foreign investors who want to buy property abroad. There are several reasons for this – the country has a well-developed infrastructure, a pleasant climate and good conditions for those who wish to find a job.

Italy attracts many foreign investors who want to buy property abroad. There are several reasons for this – the country has a well-developed infrastructure, a pleasant climate and good conditions for those who wish to find a job. However, to get the opportunity to live in Italy one needs to know the means of obtaining permanent residence and citizenship.

Options for obtaining Italian citizenship

There are several ways to obtain Italian citizenship:

  1. Purchase of residential or commercial real estate. It is enough for an investor to choose an object that meets the requirements of the state program and purchase it for living or doing business.
  2. Family reunion. In this case, it is necessary to prove a close relationship with a person who is a resident of the country. These can be parents, children or spouses. Distant relatives are not taken into account.
  3. Admission to the civil service. One of the easiest ways to get citizenship. It is enough for a person to enter the service in any of the state bodies, which can be done by invitation.
  4. Marriage with an Italian citizen. Also, the process of obtaining citizenship will be simplified for children who were born in such a marriage.

It is important to take into account the fact that the process of obtaining citizenship has a certain procedure and additional mandatory conditions. For example, you can apply for citizenship only after 10 years of residence in the country.

Algorithm for obtaining Italian citizenship

To obtain citizenship, candidate must undergo the following procedure:

  1. Apply for a Schengen visa which gives the right to stay in the country for several months.
  2. Obtain a residence permit by one of the above mentioned methods. This will give you the opportunity to live in the country for 5 years.
  3. Get permanent residence after the specified period.
  4. Apply for citizenship after 10 years of residence in Italy.

In recent years, the requirements that are put forward for candidates for citizenship have become quite loyal.

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