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NOTICE - Acquisition of Italian Citizenship by Marriage



NOTICE - Acquisition of Italian Citizenship by Marriage


On December 4, 2018 the Law of December 1, 2018, no. 132 came into effect.
According to this law, those having the requisites to apply for Italian citizenship must also demonstrate that they possess a knowledge of the Italian language no lower than level B1 of the Common Framework of Reference for the knowledge of languages through:
- a diploma awarded by a public or equivalent educational institution, or
- a certification issued by a certifying body.

Currently, the certification bodies recognized and belonging to the CLIQ unified certification system (Italian Language Quality Certification), are:

- the University for Foreigners of Siena
- the University for Foreigners of Perugia
- the Roma Tre University
- The Dante Alighieri Society.

To obtain this certification in South Africa and for assistance to learn Italian you can contact the Dante Alighieri Society Committees in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg or contact the Italian Institute of Culture in Pretoria.

At the address you can check for free the knowledge of your Italian.