I was watching the Olympics this week and was listening to the commentators talking about the athletes that live in the United States but play for other countries. I couldn’t help but think about a family we helped in 2007.
We had a mother call who wanted to get dual citizenship for her son. He was a baseball player .They were of Italian heritage and he wanted to play baseball for Italy.
In order to do this, she needed to get copies of vital statistics with the Apostille Seal. Every country has a different set of requirements that you must meet in order to prove your lineage. For Italy, you have to go all the way to the boat your ancestor got off of. We provided her with legal copies of death and marriage certificates of her grandfather, with live signatures.
Her son received dual citizenship and went on to play for Italy.
For more information on Apostille Seal process visit the Division of Corporations
For more information on Delaware’s Olympians visit the Delaware Sports Museum