Free Online Dual Citizenship Resource Available Visit

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or

(Washington, DC – December 12, 2005) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in the United States and the Italian Consulate offices in the U.S., is now offering an online Dual Citizenship Questionnaire.

The dual citizenship questionnaire facilitates research and the pursuit of Italian citizenship. It is an informal, free, online resource used to determine whether an individual qualifies for Italian citizenship prior to completing the formal application process with the Embassy of Italy Consular Chancery and/or the Italian Consulate with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of residence.

The questionnaire can be accessed by visiting

There are many advantages of becoming an Italian citizen including establishing business and capital ventures in Italy. Visiting, residing, and working in other European Union countries, including France, England, Germany, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal, Austria, and the Netherlands, is also facilitated through Italian citizenship.

A 1992 Italian law has made dual citizenship possible. The U.S. does not formally recognize dual citizenship, but takes no action to oppose it.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit, non-partisan foundation dedicated to promoting the contributions of Italian Americans. The Foundation has a wide-range of programs that provide scholarships and grants, conferences and cultural seminars. Visit our website at