Italian consulates outside of Italy are legally required to make citizenship appointments available to Italian descendants eligible for jure sanguinis within two years. The current backlog of citizenship appointment requests has many consulates scheduling appointments well beyond this limit, if they offer them at all.

We can help you obtain your Italian citizenship through enforcing this law with your consulate. The end result is Italian citizenship recognition through your consulate without crossing your fingers for an appointment to come available that may never happen.

Nothing changes if nothing changes

It only takes one search or joining an Italian dual citizenship group to discover that getting a jure sanguinis citizenship appointment at an Italian consulate is near impossible. Appointments are usually opened up in small batches, and it’s a literal race to claim one before the thousands of other people trying to get them.

As an Italian by descent, it’s your legal right to have access to an appointment within a reasonable amount of time. So if the law isn’t being followed, you have recourse to force the consulate to process your citizenship.

There’s definitely a tension here. Some people believe that suing the consulate will slow down the process for everyone else. And this logic is certainly understandable. Here’s the problem…

The system is broken.

People have been waiting their turn, hoping the consulates get organized for years. Nothing has improved. In fact, it’s gotten worse. Some consulates have stopped offering appointments indefinitely.

It’s going to take massive action to change the system-level dysfunction. So that’s what we’re doing.

Our service includes:

  • Eligibility guidance & evidence gathering
  • Document translation
  • Legal filings and proceedings
  • Dedicated attorney support
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Frequently asked questions

Here are some common questions we get about Against-The-Queue. Don't see your question? No problem.

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  • Am I eligible for Against-The-Queue?

    There are two criteria for being eligible to claim your Italian citizenship through a court case against your Italian consulate:

    • You must be fully eligible for citizenship through jure sanguinis (JS)
    • You must be able to prove that your consulate is not offering citizenship appointments within the legal timeframe

    We recommend starting with our Italian citizenship eligibility quiz as a first step.

  • Can you guarantee citizenship?

    We told you we’d be honest with you. No, we can’t. Because nobody can. And this is why we have a 100% successful recognition rate.

    Not only is every case different, every comune and every deciding official is different. To overcome this, we review every single aspect of every single case in meticulous detail to ensure that any roadblocks are sorted out before you apply.

  • How long does the process take?

    The length of time varies depending on how you’re applying (Apply In Italy, 1948, Against-The-Queue). Because of the nature of the process, it’s impossible to quote a specific timeframe.

    Apply In Italy is typically the fastest option.

  • How much does it cost?

    The price for full-service citizenship assistance depends on which way you apply. The fastest way to get a quote is to start with our eligibility quiz. That will get us all on the same page with what options are available to us and what’s left to do.

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Packaged Services

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Available Locations

We offer Against-The-Queue for citizens or residents of the following locations.

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Not sure where to start?

Our eligibility quiz is the perfect starting point to know your exact next steps in your citizenship process. You can start there or contact us with questions about any of our services.