November 2021

Demystifying Dual Citizenship: The Purpose and the Process

The process of obtaining Italian dual citizenship can be lengthy and confusing – but it doesn’t have to be! This lecture aims to elucidate the process of dual citizenship jure sanguinis for those of Italian descent. The benefits of dual citizenship will be discussed, as well as how to determine eligibility. How and where to obtain the documents needed, both from Italy and America, the correction of vital records process, and the proper seals necessary for the application will all be covered. Finally, making and preparing for the appointment will be discussed.

Rich Venezia is a New Jersey native who now calls Philadelphia home. He founded Rich Roots Genealogy in 2013. He was a member of the research team of Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) for two seasons, and also consulted on Follow Your Past (Travel Channel). He is an expert in the research of 20th-century immigrant ancestors, especially underutilized record sources and federal records. He also specializes in Italian and Irish research. Additionally, he assists clients with dual citizenship applications for Ireland and Italy, and is a proud Italian dual citizen. He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. He lectures nationwide, and spoke about “How to Grow Empathy From Uncovering Your Roots” at TEDx Pittsburgh 2017.
Rich Venezia

Rich Venezia