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Prevent your children from being taken abroad

 Prevent your children from being taken abroad
Children are often the bones of contention in disputes between parents and it is not uncommon for one of them to take a child abroad, away from the other parent. The law clearly forbids this conduct and labels it as criminal (Article 574 of the Italian Penal Code). Several international conventions and a European Union regulation contain provis [...]

Citizens, born in Italy

Applying for Italian citizenship when turning 18 - An application for citizenship has to be submitted within a year since turning 18. To apply one has to prove continuous residence in Italy. Courts have simplified the process by clarifying that continuous residence can be proven even if residence was not registered since birth. Indeed it happens th [...]


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