Italian Citizenship (in English)

Everything you might want to know about gaining Italian citizenship by descent, marriage, naturalisation, intent, adoption, residence, birth  or paternity/maternity acknowledgement..

There’s quite a lot of flexibility, compared to other countries.

For example, if you had a child out of wedlock with an Italian national, get a paternity/maternity acknowledgement deed out of him/her and your son/daughter is eligible for Italian citizenship. If under 18, the parent(s) do it, if over 18, the son/daughter has to opt for naturalisation within a year of the acknowledgement deed.

Consolato Generale d’Italia Londra Cittadinanza (English)