passport of Italy

Italy Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel24

Asset protection73

Quality of life22

"Plan B"49

About Italy

The Italian passport can be obtained by birth, repatriation, naturalization, adoption, marriage and service to the government. Italian citizenship allows you to travel to 188 countries of the world and live in any EU country.

Italy is located in the south of Europe. There are two enclave states on the territory of the country: San Marino and the Vatican.

Italy is a country with a developed economy based on agriculture and industry: they grow crops, produce cheeses, wines, clothes, cars, household appliances.


60.3 million



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Italy passport ranking and benefits

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    Life in Italy or any other EU country

    Italy is a member of the European Union. Citizenship of this country allows you to live on its territory or move to another European country of choice. You won't need a residence permit for that other EU country: simply register after three months of residence.

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    Entry to 188 countries

    An Italian passport provides visa-free access to the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and other states.

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    Education and healthcare in the European Union

    It will be easier for a child with an Italian passport to enroll in a university in another EU country. Studying for them will cost less than for a non-EU citizen. In addition, Italian citizens get benefits for medical treatment in this country and other EU states.

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    Work and international business

    An Italian passport allows you to open a company there or in another European country. You won't need to obtain work or residence permits in advance anywhere in the European Union.

Grounds for obtaining an Italy passport

Italy allows dual citizenship

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Estimated time: 10 years

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining an Italy passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I get an Italian passport?

    Italian citizenship is obtained by right of blood or land, through adoption, marriage, ancestry, service to the government of the country or naturalisation.

    To obtain Italian citizenship by naturalisation, you must have lived in the country for at least 10 years, passed the language proficiency test and have no criminal record.

    Children and grandchildren of Italian citizens are granted citizenship through the family tree. Stay in Italy for at least three years.

    An Italian passport through marriage can be obtained in the period from 1 to 3 years. The minimum term is provided if the couple lives in Italy and they have a child. Maximum — if the couple lives in another country.

  • Does Italy recognise second citizenship?

    Yes, Italian citizens can have multiple nationalities, as long as it does not contradict the laws of other countries.

  • How to live in Italy with citizenship of another country?

    Italy is a member of the European Union, so you can move there using a simplified procedure with a passport of one of the countries of this association — for example, Portugal or Malta.

  • Who can get Italian citizenship by birthright?

    Italian citizenship can be obtained by right of blood — if the child was born to citizens of the country. In this case, the place of birth does not matter.

    Italian citizenship by right of birth can be obtained by a child born on the territory of the country, provided that his parents are unknown.

Italy Passport in comparison with other passports