Did you know that you may already be an Italian citizen?

If you descend from an Italian citizen, or if you have an ancestor born in Italy, you may be eligible for Italian citizenship! Obtaining Italian citizenship would allow you – while maintaining your American citizenship – to reconnect to your cultural background, to obtain an Italian passport for you and your family, and to live, work, retire and freely travel in Italy as well as in any other country in the European Union.

Since every person’s situation is unique and the process can be complicated, we will guide you step-by-step to prepare a successful application that will allow you to obtain Italian dual citizenship. The American Italian Cultural Center can assist in obtaining and translating the required documents and handle your application from start to finish at an affordable rate.

Contact us at questions@americanitalianculturalcenter.com or call us at 504-522-7294 to start the dual citizenship process. We look forward to welcoming you as an Italian citizen!

Notes from Successful Applicants


I used Alessandro to translate documents that I needed to submit to the Italian Consulate. He was timely in returning my calls, advised me on what the consulate was looking for and all of his documents were accepted by the consulate. I was very pleased with his work and I highly recommend Alessandro for any translation services that you may need!


I recently had my appointment in Houston to obtain Italian citizenship. I initially began looking into becoming an Italian citizen back in 2008, but became frustrated after encountering what seemed like a plethora of roadblocks.


Then, about a year ago, I stumbled upon the fact that the American Italian Cultural Center provided assistance in acquiring dual citizenship.

My appointment at the Italian Consulate in Houston went extremely well. I am so appreciative to Alessandro at the American Italian Cultural Center for the extensive assistance he has given me in getting through this process. He told me exactly what I needed to do, patiently walked me through each step, and translated many documents which were needed. He told me what to expect at the Consulate, and in general, was absolutely fantastic to work with.

I can honestly say that if it had not been for Alessandro’s help, I would never have made it through the process.



Alessandro and Megan with the AICC translated all of the documents that I needed to get my dual Italian citizenship. I can’t thank them enough for the amazing work that they did.


The application for Italian citizenship can be daunting. It’s important to know if you qualify before spending a lot of time, effort, and money. It’s a journey to embark upon once in your life, and then, when your application is submitted successfully (as my own was), you will be proud of the achievement and recognition of your true blood and heritage. You’ll be forever grateful to the American Italian Cultural Center for its service, which made citizenship attainable. Specifically, you’ll be thankful for (and arguably indebted to) Alessandro Steinhaus… for his thorough and accurate Italian translations of your documents, for his patience and attention to detail, and most of all, for his heartfelt need to guide you through to the grand finale of this life changing endeavor. Worth every penny!


The Mannino Family sends their sincere thanks to Alessandro, Frank & the AICC staff for helping us work through and complete the Italian Dual Citizenship process. We couldn’t have don’t it without your help!