My mother was born in England 1964 and immigrated to the US in 1970 and is a Permanent resident alien. My father was born in France in 1960 to Italian parents, immigrated to US in 1970. My father became a US naturalized citizen when he turned 18. My mother has not become a US citizen; she is still a permanent resident. I was born in 87 in the US. Can I get my UK and French citizenship and passports?

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    You are probably a British citizen. I'm not sure about French nationality law in 1960, but under the current law your father would not have been a French citizen. He was an Italian citizen, though. However, his naturalization may have caused him to lose his Italian citizenship. Did your father ever have a French or Italian passport? – phoog Dec 11 '18 at 5:19
  • You should be eligible for Italian citizenship through your grandfather as, when your father was born, your grandfather was an Italian citizen (and your father is entitled to Italian citizenship, as well). – Giorgio Dec 11 '18 at 15:38
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    @Giorgio: I am not 100% sure about Italian citizenship. OP mentioned that her father became a naturalized US citizen at the age of 18. So that would mean that she would have had to been born before her father turned 18 and became a US citizen by naturalization to qualify (per this link, category 1: ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/ambasciata_washington/en/…). As for the French citizenship of her father, since he left 10 years after birth (and thus, before he turned 16), I don't think he would have been eligible for French citizenship. – ar5975 Dec 11 '18 at 16:04
  • @phoog I went through the process: my grandfather, in the US from the age of 4, was still an Italian citizen when my father was born (and my grandfather later naturalized). There are a lot of hoops: birth, marriage,death certificates of patralineal grandparents and my parents and my certificates, all translated into Italian. This is not the official site, but My Italian Family is a handy guide. – Giorgio Dec 11 '18 at 16:14
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    @Giorgio Italian nationality law formerly provided that naturalization in another country caused loss of Italian citizenship. The fact that you're father did that after your birth while OP's father did it before is probably the critical difference between your cases. – phoog Dec 12 '18 at 3:27

@Julie, following the discussion in the comments, I am answering based on the information you provided:

  1. [Credit to @phoog for this] Based on what you said (that your mother remains a British citizen with a US green card), you should qualify for British citizenship by descent.

  2. Your father did not qualify for French citizenship when he left France, even though he was born in France in 1960, since he did not fulfill the conditions to be French (as a foreigner born in France to foreigners), which were (aside from being born in France):

    • be living France at the age of 16 until the age of 21
    • had been living in France for 5 years prior to the age of 16.

This is according to the now defunct French code de la nationalité (which was in force between 1945 and 1993).

If there is additional information that you did not mention in your post (e.g. your Italian grandparents had actually acquired French citizenship prior to your father being born, etc. please edit your post...as that would change my answer a bit.

  1. You do not qualify for Italian citizenship through your father by virtue of the Italian jure sanguinis procedure either since (and I'm repeating my comment): the "line of citizenship" was broken when your father got naturalized as a US citizen at the age of 18 (so 1978), which led to the automatic renunciation of his Italian citizenship. Thus, I do not think that you qualify to be an Italian citizen.

Check out this post for more info: Can I obtain Italian citizenship through my grandfather?

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