The following websites have been very useful during this process. I’ll be updating this list as I go along.
Official offices for documents:
- Prefecture Office in Milan (in Italian) – This is where the master list of the required documents can be found. If you don’t speak Italian very well, get a friend to help you out because you should follow the information published here to a T.
- FBI Criminal Background Check – Information about the slightly complicated process to receive an official document stating that you don’t have a criminal record.
- US Department of State Office of Authentications – How to get an apostille for a federally-issued document like FBI background checks.
- Ohio Attorney General Background Check – Info on getting a background check for the state of Ohio (other states may have similar processes).
- Ohio Secretary of State – How to get an apostille on a document issued in Ohio.
- Milan Tribunal (in Italian) – Where to get info on getting sworn translations of your docuemtns.
Other official websites for general info:
- Italian Ministry of the Interior (in Italian)- This is the office in Italy that deals with immigration and citizenship.
- US Bureau of Consular Affairs – Part of the US Department of State, this website has info for US citizens travelling abroad.
General info and forums:
- Melting Pot (in Italian) – This website has a wealth of advice for non-EU citizens living in Milan, including some information in English. It has been useful in the past and it’s where I got my initial info about applying for citizenship.
- Italian Citizenship Forum – A message board with lots of people applying for Italian citizenship for various reasons who are contributors. It’s a good place to find information.
Last updated: June 2015