My legalized birth certificate and police certificate were delivered by DHL courier at 12.21 today.
Next step: to have the documents translated into Italian and the translations legalized via an agency in Rome
(There is still a doubt in my mind about the level of legalization I need; on the interior ministry website it says ‘traduzione legalizzata’, while the translation agency insists that I need a ‘traduzione giurata’, and says they aren’t the same thing. I’ll have to sort it out when I take the documents in…)
It remains to be seen whether the Italian civil service will be as efficient as the civil service in the UK.
Certainly in the process of gathering the documents needed to apply for Italian citizenship I have been at a big advantage compared to people who come from countries where the civil service functions less well.
For Becoming an Italian citizen / 1 click here
For Becoming an Italian citizen / 2 click here