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SCAM ALERT – Italian citizenship and residence permit for sale

We have noticed on websites and social media, also in South Africa, adverts and banners offering – in exchange for large sums of money – Italian citizenship (and passport) or residence permit.




Please note that only the Embassy and the Consulates are authorised to take citizenship applications (either recognition of citizenship by blood or naturalisation); in South Africa visa applications can be presented through the official outsourcer VFS Global.

The only fee to be paid is the official one.

We kindly ask you to report us any suspicious scam attempt or communication writing to:

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