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Vital Records

 

Vital Records


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The Civil Registry of an Embassy or Consulate handles, just as an Italian municipality does, the registration, updating and maintenance of the Civil Registry. There are four Civil Registries: citizenship, births, marriages, and deaths. For each of these matters, the Civil Registry is authorised to issue certified copies of documents filed with it attesting to the civil status of each individual.

In particular, the consulates receive acts emitted by foreign authorities and transmit them to Italian municipalities for registration.

The Civil Status department of a Consulate, in addition to handling the four registries, helps citizens residing in its jurisdiction to complete the following procedures: 

            · writing of marriage bans and posting them at the consulate; 

            · celebration of consulate weddings, as long as there is no local law preventing it; 

            · transmission of requests addressed to the authorised Prefecture to change
              a name (considered ridiculous or embarrassing); 

            · reception and transmission of separation and divorce rulings for registration in 
              the authorised municipalities.


PREREQUISITES FOR CLAIMING THE RIGHT TO REQUEST THE REGISTRATION OF CIVIL ACTS AND/OR OBTAIN RELATED CERTIFICATES FROM THE CIVIL REGISTRY

In order for Italian citizens who have established their residence abroad to register births, marriages and/or deaths (and to obtain related certificates), they must first be registered in the Registry of Citizens Residing Abroad (AIRE)

NOTICE: PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CERTIFY TRANSLATIONS IN PLAIN TEXT FORMAT ONLY

 

 


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