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New regulation relating to the acquisition of Italian citizenship based on marriage to an Italian citizen

Date:

01/08/2019


New regulation relating to the acquisition of Italian citizenship based on marriage to an Italian citizen

New regulation relating to the acquisition of Italian citizenship based on marriage to an Italian citizen (art. 5 Italian
Citizenship Act n. 91 of February 5, 1992)

Art. 9.1 of Italian Citizenship Act n. 91 of February 5, 1992 has been modified. It is now mandatory for applicants wishing to acquire Italian citizenship based on either article 5 or 9 of the aforementioned Citizenship Act to have an adequate knowledge of the Italian language at a B1 (QCER) level.

Language proficiency must be proved by submitting one of the following documents:

- a diploma issued by an Italian public educational institution or equivalent institution, or
- a certificate issued by one of the certifying bodies belonging to the system known as CLIQ-Certificazione Lingua Italiana di Qualita' (Quality Italian Language Certification) which are listed here below:

- the University of Siena for Foreigners
- the University of Perugia for Foreigners
- the University of Roma Tre
- the Dante Alighieri Society

Currently, only certificates at the B1 level issued by one of the above mentioned certifying bodies, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, may be considered valid.


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