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The Citizenship Office is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00 AM to 1:00 PM, only by appointment. Click here to schedule an appointment. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPOINTMENTS MUST BE CONFIRMED 3 DAYS AHEAD TO AVOID CANCELLATION

Tel: (212) 439-8602 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM
Address: 690 Park Avenue, 10065 New York, NY. Second floor.



General information

Italian citizenship is currently regulated by Law no. 91 February 5th 1992 (and regulation for its implementation: specifically DPR no. 572 of 12th October 1993 and DPR no. 362 of 18th April 1994). The law recognizes the legal value of individual’s will in gaining or losing italian citizenship and affirms a person's right to hold more than one citizenship simultaneously.

Italian citizenship can be recognized or obtained:



Applicants are asked to submit the requested documents in person on the day of the appointment. In order for the request to be processed in a timely manner and to get the citizenship recognized, applicants must submit all documents listed in this section (see checklist).

Those who don't provide the required documentation will be asked to schedule a new appointment. The application fee is NON REFUNDABLE, regardless of the outcome of the appointment.

In case of incomplete or incorrect documentation, the applicant must submit the missing documents by mail within six months. Beyond this deadline, applications will be rejected.

Each applicant must submit his documentation to the Consulate in the State of their residency.

The Consulate General of Italy in New York is entitle to receive applications from residents of the State of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties only) and Bermuda Islands.


As of July 8th, 2014 all applications are subject to the payment of a € 300 consular fee (Law n. 66 April 24th, 2014 and modifications Law n. 89 June 23rd, 2014 art. 5-bis, comma
Payment must be in dollars and can be made by money order only.