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Sergios replied to the thread Shipping Items Stateside on the Italy forum on October 24, 2014:
speechteach initially posted:
If I move to Catania, Sicily what kind of shipping options will I have to send larger and heavier items back to Michigan. For example, I've got a 6 ft tall, 18: wide, by 10" deep folding screen I'd like to send back. How hard would something like this be to do? Who are the private carriers that could do this? Is UPS ever available? I don't care how much it costs. more interested in knowing whether it can even be done. I would so grateful if someone could help me here.
Sergios replied on October 24, 2014 with:
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Hi everyone, I'm looking for Americans between the ages of 25-45 to be in a short video for a crowd-sourcing campaign (Indiegogo). We'll be choosing two women and one man to appear for about 40 seconds each in the video. I'm on a start-up team for a new relaxation and wellness product which we'll be launching in December through the Indiegogo site. If you are or you know any Americans between the ages of 25 and 45 in the Milan area who would like to be an actor for an hour, I'd love to hear from you. Thank you so much for your help (and I hope it's ok to publish this here.)
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Sergios replied to the thread Moving to Italy to get Dual Citizenship on the Italy forum on October 20, 2014:
sharie510 initially posted:
Hello! My father is an Italian Citizen through marriage (my stepmother is a citizen and therefore passed over the citizenship to him). We thought that I would be next, but because I am (well over) the age of 18 our advisor said that I would have to live in Italy for two years in order to qualify for the dual citizenship. I have searched many places on the web, but it is difficult to find concise information in one I thought I might pose some questions here. I understand that in order to obtain a residency visa, you have to have financial means to support yourself. Is there a minimum monthly/annual income that is required? I can't seem to find this anywhere. I am also married and have a young daughter. I am sure this probably complicates things a bit as I am not moving solo. What kind of important information should I know so that they could come with me for the two years required? Also, I am just looking for any other general information. I understand it is important to have a good grasp on the language (something we are working on) and to travel over there to find a good place for us to stay (I have some ideas, but you never know until you're there in person). I'm not looking to jump into this and move ASAP, but rather to compile good information so that when/if we do make this transition, that we are prepared and know what to expect. Thank you!!
Sergios replied on October 20, 2014 with:
Income requirement has been a hot issue here. I think the distillation is that the more expensive the area you want to live in the more income you will need. I've read that typically you will need twice the italian pension (social security) to be accepted. There are threads on that topic here. Do you still have contact with the consulate person? He should be able to tell you. Take a look at this page
Imodica replied on October 20, 2014 with:
My husband and I just started a blog for this exact reason. In our efforts to obtain duel citizenship for my husband we have found so many different answers. We actually have a lawyer that is helping us (hasn't asked for a penny yet and has done quite a bit) that the Italian Consulate in Phoenix gave us a recommendation to use. Check out our blog (just started and would love any opinions) Under "Italy 411" is where we plan to post additional facts as we get them. The lawyers name and contact info can be found there. Also Italy has changed its requirements and it may also depend on the year your father became a citizen.
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MAGICMAN replied to the thread Paying my electric bills on the Italy forum on October 19, 2014:
steffi14 initially posted:
Hi, Hoping someone can help. I own two properties in Sicily but am currently in the US. I am trying to find a way to pay my electric bills online thru the electric company website but have found it can only be paid with a credit card issued from Italy. Tried to set it up to be paid thru my bank account in Italy however they require a form to be completed and sent to them. The form was sent to the properties however I am not there to retrieve it Does anyone have any suggestions? This is very frustrating as I did not think I would have this problem if I set up my account online and can view my bills.
MAGICMAN replied on October 19, 2014 with:
"I am sorry, but your post is just not credible to someone that has lived in Italy for more than 28 years" That someone being me; I have lived in Italy for 28 years. and don't find your post credible.
MAGICMAN replied on October 19, 2014 with:
"I am sorry, but your post is just not credible to someone that has lived in Italy for more than 28 years" That someone being me; I have lived in Italy for 28 years. and don't find your post credible.
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2cartalkers replied to the thread Looking for place to stay in Southern Italy on the Italy forum:
eddelicio initially posted:
I am receiving my dual citizenship soon and am looking for an expat community in Southern Italy to connect with. I speak Italian poorly but can get by - so I would love to have an English speaking expat community nearby. Also recommendatons on month to month living quarters
2cartalkers replied on October 17, 2014 with:
whidden39 replied on October 17, 2014 with:
Here are some of my bookmarks related to dual citizenship. Since I have not used any extensively, I cannot provide an endorsement. Nonetheless, some may serve your needs. Italian Citizenship & Genealogical Services Italian Dual Citizenship Italian Citizenship / Italian Consulate, San Francisco Italiamerica: Italian Citizenship by Italian Descent
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TheresaIT replied to the thread Meet up in Genova? on the Italy forum on October 16, 2014:
TheresaIT initially posted:
I arrived in Genova yesterday, and will be here through Sunday, if not a few days longer. If you are in the area and would like to meet up for coffee, a walk, aperitivo, do write and let me know!
TheresaIT replied on October 16, 2014 with:
It's actually quite beautiful today. Mostly sunny and warm.
MAGICMAN replied on October 16, 2014 with:
Good, I am seeing some really bad weather in and around Genova; maybe it's over now.
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1558 posted Self Renovation/Building in Italy on the Italy forum on October 15, 2014:
Hello there I'm new to the site and am just looking to make contact with anyone who has renovated a property themselves or even built their own property from scratch in Italy. My husband is a builder and we are looking to buy a delapidated farmhouse in Italy and we have been concentrating our search on the Le Marche region. We are only in the early stages and have not yet been out to view any property but we are trying to find out as much as we can before we do. One of the things we're struggling to find information/resources on is the cost of building materials out there. If anyone has worked on their own property and would be happy to answer some questions on this it would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
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Baldrick posted Italian Language School in the city centre on the Italy forum on October 15, 2014:
Might you need an Italian Language Course in a very warm and young environment and with highly qualified teachers, we at Kappa Language School will be glad to help you. With a special attention to the expat community's needs, our school is the best choice in terms of quality and offers the best rates in Rome. Feel free to visit our website for more information and special offers! Cheers!
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senormike posted agencies that find friends on the Italy forum on October 14, 2014:
what agencies that speak english can i use to find a friend in milano around 1960. this is a female who probably got married so last name has changed i assume. the marriage records department in milano would be a good place for me to start because they would have the marriage name but i don't no how to get to that department through the internet. can anyone help me, many thanks
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