I am a US born citizen with a grandfather (on my mother's side) born in Italy. I was told that by his blood line, I am elegible to apply for Italian citizenship which would allow me to apply for an EU passport. This would allow me to live and work in the EU without any of the restrictions that exist for a US citizen.
I have a few questions regarding this and I am hoping that someone here has had the same or similar experience:
- Is it true that I can get an Italian citizenship through my grandfather's blood line?
- If true, what documents would I need to show at the Italian embassy in the US?
- Would I have to renounce my US citizenship to gain the Italian citizenship or can I keep both?
- Would I be able to work and travel throughout the EU with an EU passport as a EU born citizen?