Brazilians Account for 85 Percent of “Jus Sanguinis” Citizenship Applications in Italy

In 2017, 8,252 people obtained recognition of their Italian citizenship by descent, after applying in Italy, of which 7,014 were from Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians account for 85 percent of the citizenship recognition procedures based on descent (jus sanguinis) conducted in Italy.

The data are from the Italian Ministry of the Interior and have been forwarded to Italian news outlet ANSA by the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). In 2017, the last year with available statistics, 8,252 people obtained their citizenship by blood right in Italy, of which 7,014 were from Brazil.

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