Giambrone Succeeds In A Complex Italian Citizenship Case


Immigration can be a notoriously difficult area of law to navigate. Individuals with a duel heritage can frequently find it far from a smooth path if they decide they would like to adopt the citizenship of the country of their forefathers.

The lawyers in the Giambrone immigration department were recently faced with a problematic matter when a client of Italian extraction wished to adopt Italian citizenship. The client sought a legal opinion regarding her eligibility to apply for Italian citizenship using her great-grandfather's lineage. It was discovered that it was not possible as her great-grandfather had lost his Italian citizenship when he became a naturalised citizen of America. This posed a significant problem as the transmission of the right to citizenship can only normally descend through the male line (pater familias), furthermore, the matter was additionally compounded...

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