January 7, 2015 by JL Walker
Second time ’round,
Same as the first,
A little more hometown,
And — I hope — a little less worse!
Anyone who has followed along on my blog might remember that I started playing this game awhile ago, way back in the summer of 2012. After many months (ok, over a year) of wading through Italian and US bureaucracy, Milan’s prefettura website finally published information on their website stating very clearly that most documents required for the citizenship application are valid for only 6 months. So game over, back to the drawing board.
Now I’m back, ready to tackle the various steps required to apply for Italian citizenship, but without paying extravagant legal fees for an attorney to do the legwork for me.
The most important thing I learned during my first try (other than the whole 6-month validity thing) was that I should physically be in the US to request my criminal records. This will shorten mailing times (sending docs and certifications within the US is much faster than sending them between continents) and will avoid the whole crazy fingerprinting process in Italy. Since I’m planning a trip to the US sometime in 2015, it’s time to start planning my new attempt at achieving dual citizenship!
Wish me luck… I’ll need as much as I can get!