Italian Citizenship

On the hunt for the Italian citizenship is a journey through the history of immigration in Brazil. Thousands of italians left their homeland in the late 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, in search of new opportunities in the New Continent.

Today, their descendants rebuild their steps creating new futures with the knowledge of the right to citizenship.

Our team help them to rescue their family histories, and the quest for a dual citizenship. To this end, we focus on the process of legal recognition of Italian citizenship jure sanguinis is next to the Italian Courts to be competent, both through the maternal as a father.
To deliver a safe, transparent, and smooth experience, the work we develop is end-to-end.

We do the assembly in the folder of documents, legal documents, rectification of the register, join, and follow-up of the application for grant of citizenship to the Italian Court, and, after the ruling, we, the words of the certificates in the Comune of Italy.
All that with a detailed follow-up and continuous attention throughout the entire process, for a clear and assertive journey.

Who has the right?

According to the current Italian law, citizenship is transmitted through filiation, in other words, it is a “blood right”. That means there is no limit of generations, nor the need of carrying the surname of the ancestor. Because of that, any person who has Italian descent, regardless of its birthplace or the number of previous generations, has the right to request the recognition of its Italian citizenship based on the iure sanguinis, provided that this person is able to prove, with the proper documentation, that someone in its bloodline was an Italian-borne citizen.

First steps

Before entering with the citizenship request in the Italian court, a few steps are important to properly build the process. See now where to start:


Start with your family tree (preferably with birthdates, when known) to identify who was the Italian ancestor borne in Italy.


Search the Negative Certificate of Naturalization of this ancestor, because knowing whether he/she has naturalized in the country it emigrated is decisive.


Gather the greatest number of documents related to all persons connected to the transmitting bloodline of your family tree, tracing back until the Italian-borne ancestor. The next step will be to analyze the documents to define the course of your process.


Now, it comes to the legal assessment on the documentation, one of the most delicate and important steps in the entire process. It is through this analysis that we indicate the inconsistencies present in the certificates, presenting a report with the rectifications needed (should they exist).

Other services

Besides the iure sanguinis processes, ALM also works with requests for citizenship by marriage, assembly of the family’s document folder for administrative citizenship recognition requests, genealogical research for certificate acquisition, and online and presential