The final stretch on the road to dual citizenship…
Last Wednesday I made my way to the Italian Consulate in Toronto. My application form was filled out, documentation was photocopied (twice) and I was 99.9% positive I had everything completed fully and correctly. I have been hearing stories from so many people who have spent countless hours at their respective consulate only to be told they had to come back another day with this or that information. I was fully ready to have one of those moments; only I didn’t. Aside from waiting almost an hour to meet with someone, the rest of the process was pretty painless.
So, in about two months I should finally be an Italian citizen. The only snag that I may come across is with the comune (city hall) in Carpanzano. Some city halls don’t like to accept photocopies of documentation but I’m going to stay positive and hope that it won’t be the case for me. The comune of Carpanzano is very small and I am familiar with most of the people that work there not to mention they all knew my father as well. The woman at the Italian Consulate in Toronto told me to call the consulate in a couple months to find out what the status of my application is (if I haven’t already heard back by that point). From there they will let me know if I can begin my application for my Italian passport. The only other thing I will need is my codice fiscale, which if I understood correctly, I can get through the consulate in Toronto as well.
It would appear as though I’m in the final stretch. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that things continue to go smoothly.