Are you in a relationship with an Italian? We bet getting Italian citizenship by marriage has crossed your mind! After all, an Italian passport allows you to travel visa-free to no less than 189 countries and work and reside freely in the 27 EU member states!
Now, before you go running to the altar, let’s briefly touch upon all the practicalities of getting married to an Italian citizen such as:
requirements for obtaining Italian citizenship by marriage,
Yes! Since 2016, Italy has been recognizing civil partnerships or Formazioni Sociali Specifiche between same-sex couples. Such partnerships are called civil unions and they grant most of the legal protections enjoyed by opposite-sex married couples, including the right to apply for Italin citizenship.
If the marriage is registered outside Italy, the Italian spouse must be registered with the Registry of Italian Citizens Residing Abroad (AIRE) and the foreign marriage record through the local Italian consulate.
You’ve been married to an Italian citizen for 2 (if living in Italy) or 3 (if living outside Italy) years. See the exceptions above.
You must reside at the same address for the entire duration of the application.
You must have no criminal convictions.
The non-Italian spouse must demonstrate knowledge of the Italian language at least B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for the knowledge of languages.