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Renunciation of citizenship

The following people lose citizenship provided that they formally renounce it:

  1. adult adoptees, following revocation of the adoption due to a fact attributable to the adopter, provided that they hold or reacquire another citizenship (art. 3, paragraph 4, of Law No. 91/92);
  2. Italian citizens, if they live or establish residence abroad and if they hold, acquire or reacquire another citizenship (art. 11 of Law No. 91/92);
  3. adults who obtained Italian citizenship as minors, following the acquisition or reacquisition of citizenship by one of their parents, provided that they hold another citizenship (Art. 14 Law No. 91/92).

In case of residence abroad, the declaration for renouncing citizenship shall be filed with the competent consular Office. It shall be accompanied by the following documentation:

– birth certificate issued by the Municipality in which the certificate is registered;

– certificate of Italian citizenship;

– documents proving possession of foreign citizenship;

– documents proving residence abroad, where required.

Minors do NOT lose Italian citizenship if one or both parents lose it or reacquire foreign citizenship.