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I have officially been recognized as an Italian!

It has been a long and crazy process. I made my first call to the consulate in June 2011 to make the appointment to become recognized as an Italian citizen. Since then it has been a struggle getting paperwork, waiting patiently, and trying to reach out to the right people. I am happy to announce however that I’m now officially recognized as an Italian citizen.

This won’t change our plans right now though. We’re still in Seattle and we plan to stay here for awhile. Initially we had planned on moving to Bologna, Italy but the process took many more years than we expected. We had no idea when this process was going to finish and we couldn’t wait around to settle. It does mean we have the freedom to live in Europe whenever we choose to. I imagine in a few years we’ll travel and live all around Europe.

A special thank you to my family for supporting and helping me through this process. This wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of everyone coming together to find hard to get paperwork from the US and Argentina.

I am also extremely grateful for a wonderful grandmother that is alive and well in my life right now. She was born in Italy and made all of this possible.

To catchup on my journey, read the following articles:

I guess I better start learning Italian…

12 thoughts on “I have officially been recognized as an Italian!

  1. Congratulations!

  2. Hello, my name is Silvio, i read your posts every morning, i live in Canada now but i’m Italian, born and raised there until my 24th birthday (now i’m 35),if you want any info or help, let me know, bye. [email protected]

  3. Felicitaciones Mike!

  4. Hey Michael, Congrats. Citizenship is a big deal. I always feel my own citizenship the most when reentering our border like “wow, they’ll actually take me back.” Good for you. I venture that your next trip to Italy will be an intense experience, whenever it happens.

  5. Congratulations! 😀

  6. Congratulations!

  7. Congratulations! Best of luck for ur next trip………

  8. Congratulations!!! I am currently working on my own dual Italian citizenship and so I realize what an accomplishment it is to see it through. I am gathering documents and it is a time consuming process! I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind me asking–how long did it take for you take be recognized officially as a citizen after you applied? I know I have a different consulate but I’m just curious. Thanks and again, congrats! I’m eager to see where your citizenship will take you!

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  10. Well that makes sense

  11. Italy is one of my favorite places. The most BEAUTIFUL <3

  12. great post LOL

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