NIAF and Italian American Citizenship Assistance Program Announce New Partnership to Benefit Italian Americans Seeking Dual Citizenship

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian American Citizenship Assistance Program (ITAMCAP) today announced an exclusive multi-year partnership to help members of the Italian American community obtain recognition of their Italian citizenship.

According to U.S. Census data, there are over 17 million Americans of Italian descent, making it the seventh largest ethnic group in the United States. While exact numbers are difficult to verify, it's estimated that several million individuals in this population are eligible for Italian citizenship based on having at least one Italian-born ancestor.

Under the new agreement, NIAF will promote and raise awareness of ITAMCAP's expert citizenship services among its nationwide membership base and supporters. In turn, ITAMCAP will offer exclusive discounted packages to help NIAF members efficiently navigate the complex process of securing Italian dual citizenship.

"Obtaining Italian citizenship opens invaluable opportunities to reconnect with one's roots and heritage, but also provide the possibility to live and work in Italy and the European Union," said NIAF President Robert V. Allegrini. "This partnership with ITAMCAP allows NIAF to make that dream an accessible reality for our community."

ITAMCAP specializes in providing comprehensive, white-glove assistance through the bureaucratic hurdles of the citizenship process, from gathering necessary documentation and certified translations to representing clients before Italian consulates. With legal experts in both U.S. and Italian citizenship law, ITAMCAP helps clients skillfully cut through red tape.

Furthermore, as part of this collaboration, ITAMCAP will award a full-tuition scholarship to pursue a bachelor's degree in Global Law at the Luiss University in Rome beginning in September of 2024. The full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to one Italian American student to attend Luiss's three-year undergraduate program in Global Law Luiss Guido Carli.

"For many Italian Americans, the prospect of claiming their Italian citizenship gets delayed or abandoned due to the daunting paperwork requirements," said Giorgio Nusiner, president of ITAMCAP. "Our partnership with NIAF allows us to streamline this journey and celebrate their Italian heritage."

The partnership commences immediately, with discounted ITAMCAP packages being offered to NIAF members. More details can be found at