If you are an American citizen of Italian descent, it is possible for you to obtain Italian dual citizenship by direct descent or through marriage.  There are several benefits to obtaining Italian citizenship as it will allow you to apply for an Italian passport and make you a citizen of the European Union.  Italy also allows you to obtain full Italian citizenship while retaining your U.S. citizenship.  Applying for Italian citizenship requires you to collect a number of U.S. and Italian legal documents to ensure your eligibility.  These documents must be submitted through the Italian consulate in your jurisdiction to proceed.

The Italian Embassy in Washington, DC

ICAP can help those interested in applying for Italian dual citizenship collect all the legal documents needed to ensure eligibility.  We can help track down naturalization records for your Italian ancestors, Italian vital records such as birth certificates, and U.S. vital records.  We have established relationships with institutions in Italy to help procure these documents and we also offer translation services to translate your U.S. vital documents into Italian.  Visiting the Italian consulate in your jurisdiction after gathering all the necessary documents is one of the final steps to dual citizenship.

The Italian Embassy is located in Washington, DC and there are nine Italian consulates throughout the U.S. that serve the citizens of their respective jurisdictions.  Once you have gathered all the documents you need to apply for Italian citizenship, you must contact the Italian consulate in your jurisdiction and schedule an appointment.  Below is the location information for the U.S. Italian Embassy and nine Italian consulates. Visit the Italian consulate webpage to find the most up-to-date information on what jurisdiction you fall under.

Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC

  • Address: 3000 Whitehaven Street, N.W. – Washington, D.C. 20008

Boston Consulate General

  • Address: 600 Atlantic Ave. – 16th Floor – Boston, MA 02210

Chicago Consulate General

  • Address: 500 N. Michigan Ave – Suite 1850 – Chicago, IL 60611

Detroit Consulate General

  • Address: 535 Griswold – Suite 1940 – Detroit, MI 48266

Houston Consulate General

  • Address: 1300 Post Oak Boulevard – Suite 660 – Houston, TX 77056

Los Angeles Consulate General

  • Address: 1900 Avenue of the Stars – Suite 1250 – Los Angeles, CA 90067

Miami Consulate General

  • Address: 4000 Ponce de Leon – Suite 590 – Coral Gables, FL 33146

New York Consulate General

  • Address: 690 Park Avenue – New York, NY 10021

Philadelphia Consulate General

  • Address: 1036 Public Ledger Building – 100 South 6th Street – Philadelphia, PA 19106

San Francisco Consulate General

  • Address: 2590 Webster Street – San Francisco, CA 94115
How to Locate Your Italian Consulate