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Citizenship by marriage/civil union

 

Citizenship by marriage/civil union

Beginning 05 october 2018 - per article 14 of Legislative Decree of 4 ottobre 2018, n. 113 - the processing time for applications for Italian citizenship by marriage is 48 (forty eight) months from the day that the application is accepted. This processing time also applies to any applications in progress that were accepted prior to that date.

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CITIZENSHIP BY MARRIAGE.

If you are applying for citizenship by marriage you need to speak Italian and you need to pass a B1 language test unless you already have certified knowledge of Italian which has been recognized by one of the institutions listed below, or if you hold a language degree in Italian:

• Università per stranieri di Siena
• Università per stranieri di Perugia
• Università Roma Tre
• Società Dante Alighierin Italian

In order to get a Certificate of knowledge of Italian language in Armenia, you can contact prof. Zara Voskanyan, Yerevan State University, cell. +37493527704 (WhatsApp , Viber e Telegram), e-mail zarugi@yahoo.fr

The foreign spouse of an Italian citizen, if resident in Italy, may apply for Italian citizenship to the Prefettura after being married for 2 years, if the couple resides in Italy, and to the Italian Consulate after being married for 3 years if the couple resides abroad.

The above periods are reduced by half if the spouses have biological and/or adopted children who are minors (under 18 years old).

Two basic requirements to be met prior to submitting the application are:
•the marriage must have already been registered at the Town Hall in Italy;
•the Italian spouse must be registered at the Consulate as an Italian Citizen Residing Abroad (A.I.R.E.).

 

DOCUMENTATION TO SUBMIT

if the couple resides in Armenia, the foreign spouse can apply throught this Embassy. The following items 1-6 must be uploaded ONLINE. Once your online application is accepted, you will be contacted by the citizenship department of this Embassy in order to submit original hard copies of ALL the following documentation.

1. ITALIAN LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION 
A CERTIFICATE OF KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AT LEVEL B1 (or higher),  prof. Zara Voskanyan, Yerevan State University, cell. +37493527704 (WhatsApp , Viber e Telegram), e-mail zarugi@yahoo.fr

2. ESTRATTO PER RIASSUNTO DAI REGISTRI DI MATRIMONIO issued by the Comune in Italy where the marriage was registered (only an original "certificate" will be accepted, not a copy).

3. ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE - this certificate must be sumbitted legalized with Apostille.

4. TRANSLATION INTO ITALIAN OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE also the translation must be legalized with Apostille

5. CRIMINAL RECORDS/BACKGROUND CHECK/CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT issued by the Nation of origin AND every previous residency starting from the age of 14. All Criminal Certificates must be legalized with Apostille and translated into Italian Language. Also the translation must be legalized with Apostille

Sworn translation

N.B.: Criminal Records/Certificates of Good Conduct/Background Check are only valid for 6 MONTHS. Please ensure that these documents are STILL VALID when the citizenship application is submitted online.

6. STAMP OF € 16

7. RECEIPT OF PAYMENT of € 250 fee - As required by art. 14 D.L. 113 of October 4th 2018 there is a fee of € 250 to be paid by all applicants. The fee of € 250 must be paid through international bank transfer, following these guidelines:

◦BENEFICIARY: CONTO CORRENTE POSTALE “MINISTERO DELL’INTERNO D.L.C.I. - CITTADINANZA" Piazzale del Viminale, 00184 – ROMA (ITALIA)
◦IBAN CODE : IT54D0760103200000000809020
◦SWIFT CODE: BPPIITRRXXX
◦Eurogiro: PIBPITRA
◦REFERENCE: NAME & LAST NAME “ISTANZA DI CITTADINANZA PER MATRIMONIO”

Starting from 25 May 2022 it is possible to pay the stamp duty € 16 and / or the contribution of 250 € through PagoPA directly from the Citizenship website when the application is uploaded.

 

8. PHOTOCOPY OF VALID PASSPORT

9 .PROOF OF RESIDENCY in this Consular Jurisdiction

 

HOW TO SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTATION

Applicants interested in Italian citizenship through marriage and resident in Armenia will have to submit their application directly online (as listed below). Following the submission of the documentation, the applicant will be contacted for the deposit of the original documents and payment of the other fees.

A). Register on the webpage of the Ministry of Interior Affairs https://cittadinanza.dlci.interno.it

B). After the login, the applicant will find a “CITIZENSHIP” section containing the following subtitles:
• gestione della domanda
• visualizza stato della domanda
• primo accesso alla domanda comunicazioni

(“visualizza stato della domanda” and “primo accesso alla domanda” allow the applicant to check the status of his/her request)
By choosing “gestione della domanda” the applicant will have the possibility to submit his/her application by completing the form: MODELLO AE.

C). The applicant must complete the form in its entirety and upload the requested documentation listed on this Embassy’s website:

  • Estratto di matrimonio issued by the Municipality in Italy
  • Italian Language Certification
  • Birth certificate with Apostille and Italian translation with Apostille
  • Stamp of € 16
  • Receipt of payment of the 250 Euro fee
  • Valid passport

The applicant may save, modify, cancel or submit the completed application. After reviewing the submitted application the Consulate may:
•accept the request
•reject the application

 

PROCESSING TIME

Applications and all required documentation must first be submitted online. Per article 14 of the legislative decree of 04 October 2018, n. 113, processing time will be 48 MONTHS from the date the Consulate accepts the appliant's complete online application.

Once the online application is accepted, the applicant will be contacted so that he/she may submit all original documents and necessary payments to this Embassy. You will be contacted by email at ALI portal.

 

 


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