I have some exciting news to share – I’m actually now officially a married woman in the eyes of the Italian authorities. Apparently, although we were married more than 20 years ago, my Italian-British husband was still considered as single in Italy until this month, as we’d never registered our marriage with them. But last […]
I thought that it was about time that I updated you on our tortuous family quest to remain European. My husband is Italian and British, while our daughter, son and I are British. Because of Brexit, we’re applying for Italian citizenship for me and the kids. I’ve been sharing the details of the application process, […]
Whether you voted Leave or Remain in UK’s 2016 EU referendum, members of your family may have voted differently. If you’d like to avoid Brexit arguments spoiling the festive season, read on!
Last time I wrote about this (in Applying for Italian citizenship – part 3) I’d just sent off the documents to register our marriage and our daughter’s birth with the Italian Consulate in London. The next step was to register our son’s adoption, and it’s not possible to do that by post. For this stage, […]
So, I thought that it was about time that I updated you on my family’s progress towards getting Italian citizenship. At the moment my husband’s Italian and British, while our two children (one of whom is adopted) and I are British. Because of Brexit, and because we’d like to still be European, we’re trying to […]
So, a while back I wrote about how, and why, I’ve decided to try to apply for Italian citizenship for me and our kids (you can read that post here). My husband was born in London to Italian parents and is therefore both Italian and British. Hopefully our birth daughter, our adopted son and I […]
This week I started the process of applying for Italian citizenship and passports for me and for our two children. I’m sharing my experience here in case it’s helpful to you. But please bear in mind that I have no expertise in this area, and I’m not in any way telling you how to do […]
On Thursday, June 23rd 2016, should I vote for the UK to leave the European Union? Or to remain? My instinctive answer is that I’ll vote for us to remain, of course. Because, putting politics aside, our country is a peaceful and prosperous place where I’m happy for my children to grow up. Why would […]