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Eligibility verification


Eligibility verification

Verify your eligibility

The purpose of this step-by-step guide is solely to help you determine whether you are eligible to apply for Italian citizenship jure sanguinis, that is, by descent. However, please note that the outcome of this guide is in no way a guarantee that you will be recognized as an Italian citizen. You will still to make an appointment and submit a complete application with all the necessary documentation. Also, note that in order to be recognized as an Italian citizen, an applicant and his/her ancestors need not to have renounced Italian citizenship before any Italian authority.

Please click on the statement below that describes your case:


We are glad to inform you that the VFS Global Centre for Citizenship by Descent application, in partnership with the Italian Consulate in Brisbane, is now fully operational.

At the aforementioned Centre it will be possible to request information and lodge applications regarding the Recognition of Italian citizenship by descent.

All relevant information can be found here

The address of the centre is:
Level 8, 87 Wickham Terrace,
Spring Hill Brisbane QLD 4004
Phone Contact: 61282784527 (Monday to Friday between 09:00 am - 15:00 pm AEST).

This new service will not prevent members of the public from consulting the consulate directly, prior appointment, as opting for an external agency is only one of the options available.