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Reacquisition of Italian citizenship



Who has relinquished the Italian citizenship by becoming a naturalized Australian prior to 16/08/1992, may re-acquire the Italian citizenship. There are two possible options, which differ only for the time needed for the re-acquisition.

  1. Declaration of intent: The applicant can issue a declaration of will to the Consulate and within 12 months from the declaration establishes the residence in Italy;
  2. Automatically: After establishing residence in an Italian municipality and having resided there for 365 days, citizenship will be regained AUTOMATICALLY.

In both cases, the Italian Municipality of residence will be the authority that will finalize the re-acquisition procedure.

Procedure: Book an appointment via Prenot@mi portal – Consulare Services INDICATING APPOINTMENT FOR REACQUIRING ITALIAN CITISENSHIP”.


  1. Extract of Birth certificate issued by the Municipality in Italy to verify that your loss of the Italian citizenship has recorded in Italy.
  2. Passport.
  3. Family situation certificate or equivalent document.
  4. Sign a declaration of intent at the Consulate in the presence of two witnesses who are not part of the person’s family, who can understand the Italian language and have appropriate form of identification.
  5. Certification of foreign citizenship.
  6. Copy of receipt of payment of 250.00 Euro in favor of:

BANK ADDRESS: Viale Europa 175 – 00144 ROMA
REFERENCE: State name and surname of the applicant, followed by: “Dichiarazione Art. 13 Legge 91/92 Riacquisto cittadinanza italiana
IBAN: IT54D0760103200000000809020

Procedures to be followed once in Italy

Within 8 days from arrival one must register with the Municipal offices and apply for the enrolment into the anagrafe della popolazione residente (registry of the resident population) and apply for the “Permesso di soggiorno per riacquisto cittadinanza” through the local Post Office in order to obtain the application kit.

With the postal receipt confirming the dispatch of the above mentioned kit you must then visit the Municipal offices and apply for the enrolment into the anagrafe della popolazione residente (registry of the resident population), for the registration into the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (National Health Scheme).


The entire procedure takes place in the municipality in which you establish residence.

Before leaving it is recommended that you verify whether or not the Consulate has already notified your Italian municipality of birth or last place of residence of your Australian naturalization.

N.B.: If you wish for your minor children to acquire Italian citizenship as well, they must be present and reside with you in Italy during the process of reacquisition.

Important: Before returning to Australia, it is advisable to get from the Municipality a certificate of citizenship, which specifies the date when the citizenship was re-acquired. This certificate should then be sent to the Consulate together with the AIRE registration application and the other required documents.