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Epilogue: The Passport

Epilogue: The Passport

The holy grail of the process. The tangible proof. The gateway.

The passport.

One thing is for sure: The Italians are an opaque bunch, at least when it comes to citizenship.

When I last wrote about the IDC process, it was February 2013. I had received a strange envelope from Italy. It contained voting ballots, the first on-paper proof of my Citizenship. Gratifying, yes. But I was slightly surprised that I never received any official proof that my application was accepted. No ‘Benvenuto in Italia’. No fancy, embossed letter recognizing the arduous path I walked. Nothing to frame and hang next to my diplomas.

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