Foreigners may apply for Italian citizenship provided they have been residing in Italy without interruption until they have reached legal age.
Article 4, clause 2, of law 91, 5th February 1992 provides that it is merely necessarily to declare one’s will to the civil servant within one year from turning 18.
Becoming an Italian citizen involves meaningful working and civil rights consequences..
For this reason Anci, Save the Children Italy have set up a project called “18 anni in comune”. They have issued a leaflet to help future young Italian citizens to find their way through the procedure.
According to “Save the Children”, Italy is currently hosting about 15.000 17 and 18-year-old young people who were born in Italy, but who have a foreign nationality.
According to the Italian law, these young people can obtain the Italian citizenship if their birth was duly registered at the General Register Office and they have lived legally in Italy until legal age and without interruption.
If you wish to become an Italian citizen, you must apply at your municipality before you turn 19.
Project “18 anni in comune” has the following purposes:
- promoting cultural integration between foreigners and Italians.
- Supporting active participation in social life
- teaching future generations to become mediators of different cultures.
- Increasing the number of young foreigners living in Monza who know their own rights and of people that will apply for Italian citizenship.
If you need further information about citizenship and the way to acquire it, you may contact directly the Stato Civile of the Municipality of Monza every Thursday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 pm.
Thanks to the project "Alternanza scuola - lavoro" - classes IV A, IV B , IV C of the Language High School Mosè Bianchi - Monza.Ultimo aggiornamento: 26 September 2016
Data creazione: 01 June 2015