As of last summer 2015, a new procedure is in force for the acquisition of citizenship Italian for wedding. Currently the Italian citizenship is governed by the law 5.2.1992 No 91 (and related regulations of implementation). It reassesses the measure of individual will in the purchase and loss of the citizenship and recognises the right to dual citizenship.With reference to the new legislation and to what has been disclosed by the Farnesina Pagliaro Law Firm summarises the salient points regulatory for information purposes:
The foreign spouse can acquire Italian citizenship (by marriage) on request. The acquisition of Italian citizenship by the spouse can take place on question, in the presence of certain requirements, including the beginning of a certain period of time from the date of marriage, 2 or 3 years, depending on the place of residence. Deadlines halve in the presence of children born or adopted by the spouses.Validity of marriage and permanence of the matrimonial relationship until the date of adoption of the decree; Dual nationality allowed
Since the entry into force of the Law on Citizenship (1991/92) the purchase of a foreign citizenship does not cause the loss of the Italian citizenship. The citizen should in contrast to formally waive it.
NEW: citizenship by marriage / online procedure
Following the new procedure established by the Ministry of the Interior, by August 2015 for abroad, the application for a acquisition of Italian citizenship goes tabled electronically.
The applicant must register on the dedicated portal.At the same time the new procedure will also change some practical aspects. The consular posts (Consulate) will no longer be able to take charge of the procedure, just providing support.The procedure is therefore entirely at the expense of the person concerned.