When and How to Book Your Italian Citizenship Appointment

When

The short answer is: book your Italian Citizenship Appointment NOW

There is a massive influx of people attempting to book appointments to review their citizenship applications with the Consular Offices.  Wait times for appointments are typically 1 to 3 years.  Some consular offices are so overbooked, they periodically stop booking appointments altogether.

I recommend booking an appointment with your Consulate as soon as you have determined that you are eligible for Italian citizenship via jure sanguinis.  You will need anywhere from 6-15 months to collect all of the needed documents for your application.  Let’s kill two birds with one stone and collect the documents while we are counting down the days to our appointment :)

The only drawback to this approach is that it can take a considerable amount of time to receive documentation from Italy and the Certificate of Naturalization from USCIS.  I have waited two months to receive a notification that the Comune from which I requested a birth certificate could not find the birth certificate.  USCIS processing times are in the 10-15 month range.  It is possible, therefore, that you could book your appointment with the Consulate, and still not have received all overseas documentation before the appointment.  Not likely, but possible

How

How you book your appointment depends on which Consulate jurisdiction resides over the State of your legal address.  Unless you opt to apply directly in Italy (which is possible, and which I will discuss later), you can only be seen by the Consulate Office that presides over your state.

Please find the contact information and information on how to book appointments below:

Office LocationTerritories ServedContact Information
Boston
Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island
600 Atlantic Avenue 17th floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02210-2206
Tel: (617) 722-9201, (617) 722-9202, (617) 722-9203, citizenship: (617) 722-9303
Fax: (617) 722-9407
Website: consboston.esteri.it
E-mail: statocivile.boston@esteri.it

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*If you do not find an available spot, they reopen the schedule systematically every first Monday of the month (Next date: Monday, October 6th 2017)
Chicago

Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming
500 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 1850
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel: (312) 467-1550, (312) 467-1551, (312) 467-1552
Fax: (312) 467-1335
Website: conschicago.esteri.it
E-mail: italcons.chicago@esteri.it; cittadinanza.chicago@esteri.it

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Detroit

Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tenneessee
535 Griswold - Buhl Building, Suite 1840
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Tel: (313) 963-8560
Paid info line: (888) 847-0026 or (900) 825-5900
Fax: (313) 963-8180
Website: consdetroit.esteri.it
E-mail: cittadinanza.detroit@esteri.it

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Houston

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas
1300 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 660
Houston, Texas 77056
Tel: (713) 850-7520
Fax: (713) 850-9113
Website: conshouston.esteri.it
E-mail: cittadinanza.houston@esteri.it

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Los Angeles
Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Southern California (Counties of S. Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial Valley, Orange)1900 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1250
Los Angeles, California 90067
Tel: (310) 820-0622
Fax: (310) 820-0727
Website: conslosangeles.esteri.it
E-mail: Cittadinanza1.losangeles@esteri.it

Book appointment: This service is handled by Abtran (www.abtran.com) by calling Debit/Credit Card: 1-800-686-4446 at the cost of $2.49 per minute. You can call from 6.30 a.m to 3.00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Miami
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina. British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks, Caicos, St. Marteen, St. Eustatius, Saba and the Bahamas
4000 Ponce de Leon, Suite 590
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Tel: (305) 374-6322
Fax: (305) 374-7945
Website: consmiami.esteri.it
E-mail: cittadinanza.miami@esteri.it

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New York

New York, Connecticut, and the British Territories of Bermuda Islands
690 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 439-8602
Fax: (212) 249-4945
Website: consnewyork.esteri.it
E-mail: newyork.cittadinanza@esteri.it

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Philadelphia

Delaware, Maryland (except Prince George and Montgomery counties), New Jersey (only Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem Counties), North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia (except Fairfax and Arlington counties), West Virginia
1026 Public Ledger Building
150 South Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Tel: (215) 592-7329
Fax: (215) 592-9808
Website: consfiladelfia.esteri.it
E-mail: cittadinanza.filadelfia@esteri.it

Book appointment: By calling the pay per minute number, (800)531-0840, operated by IPS services. 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 2.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
San Francisco
Alaska, California (except Imperial Valley, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Vaentura counties) Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, American Territories of Samoa, American Territory of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Johnston Atoll, Wake Island, and Midways Islands
2590 Webster Street
San Francisco, California 94115
Tel: (415) 292-9200
Fax: (415) 931-7205
Emergency cell phone number: (415) 999-0094
Website: conssanfrancisco.esteri.it
E-mail: cittadinanza.sanfrancisco@esteri.it

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Thank you for reading, and I sincerely hope this article helped you out :)

9 Comments

  1. I am doing research pursuing citizenship per what you describe as category 4 (ie lineage through my maternal grandfather who was born in Italy). I believe all the dates and requirements line up relative to my grandfather’s US citizenship and was starting to collect the required documents. However I have run into two documentation problems.

    First, my maternal grandmother Anne was born in the US before 1906 and we cannot locate her birth record. Secondly, the marriage certificate to my grandfather Leonardo has her name incorrectly listed as well.

    I have been able to find US census records with Anne, her family and my grandfather Leonardo after they were married. If you compare the address, parent’s names etc.., it supports the likelihood of a marriage license error.

    Would this evidence be sufficient to obtain citizenship, especially since the gaps are not in the direct line of the claim? Is the only way to find out to pay $300 and take your chances?

    1. Hiya – sorry, not quite sure I understand the lineage you are using. Is it grandfather – mother – you? If so it shouldn’t be a problem if you can’t find your grandmother’s BC. Just bring in the census record, and perhaps a statement from the town where she was born stating that no record exists for her birth. You could also try searching her local Parish for her baptism record!

  2. I am in Italy now and want to apply here. Where do I go to do so? I am an American living in Florence Italy. I have my permesso di sigorno and all documents in order except one which is on the way. I emailed you with a more detailed question about eligibility but figured I could make the appointment while I wait anyways.

    Thanks

    Ana

  3. Caio Daidree! Thank you for creating this wonderful and informative website. I have a question regarding the location of the jure sanguinis appointment. I was already planning to be in Europe for 6 months next year. Would it be possible to bring the documents and become a citizen during my travels in Italy or does the jure sanguinis appointment need to be held at my local US consulate? Thank you.

  4. I finally just managed to get through to the LA consulate booking system (Abtran). they told me the earliest available appointment is more than 5 years away (June 2023)!….It seems they do not want to accomodate these requests and are doing their best to stifle the process (much like the US immigration system).

  5. My assigned consulate is booked entirely over the next 2 years. Do you know if there is any possibility of applying through a different consulate, like Detroit that actually has openings beginning December 2018? My great-aunt lives in Tennessee; could I possibly use her address as my residence?

  6. Hello,
    I want dual US/Italy citizenship. I read that the law is if a US born person, whose mother was the Italian citizen, was born before 1948 that person cannot claim citizenship thru iure sanguinis. That would prevent me from it because I was born 14 months too soon. Is that not discrimination against women? Does Italy allow that!? Do you know how to dispute that, fight it, or get around it? It is SO unfair!!!

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