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In order to register in Italy a marriage occurred in the territorial jurisdiction of this Consulate General - Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas - the following documents must be provided by mail to this Office.

1. Certified copy of the marriage certificate (consisting of two parts: license and marriage certificate), issued by the Vital Statics Office (see below) or by the County Clerk and legalized with Apostille.

The Apostille is issued by the competent Secretary of State – click here.

PLEASE NOTE If the license or marriage certificate DO NOT contain groom and bride's information (place and date of birth), it is necessary to request a certified copy of the Application for marriage license issued by the Vital Statics Office or by the County Clerk and legalized with Apostille.


a) if the marriage has taken place not long ago and the County still has the document, it can be issued in certified copy which then can be legalized with Apostille;

b) if the County does not have the document anymore, it can be requested at the Vital Statistics Office in Austin, TX; said Office will issue a simple photocopy of it; in this case a signed "marriage verification letter" must be requested as well; said "letter" will have to be legalized with Apostille.

2. Translation of all documents into Italian language - see list of translators. The Apostille does not need to be translated.

3. Form to request the registration of the Marriage certificate, duly filled out and signed - click here.

4. Photocopy of the couple’s valid passports.


Italian citizens not registered with this Consulate and resident in Italy can request to proceed to the marriage registration at  this Consulate.

Italian citizens registered with another Consulate will have to submit the above mentioned documents to the Consulate where they are registered.

For additional information or clarification do not hesitate to email this Consulate General at 



Division of Vital Records
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 44
Little Rock, AR 72205
(800) 637-9314 toll free
(501) 661-2726
Fax: (501) 663-2832


Louisiana State Vital Records Office
Louisiana Vital Records Registry
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
(504) 568-5152 recording

Louisiana State Archives
3851 Essen Lane
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
(225) 922-1208


Vital Records Service
Oklahoma State Dept. of Health
1000 Northeast Tenth, Room 117
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
(405) 271-4040


Texas State Vital Records Office
Bureau of Vital Statistics, Dept. of Health
P. O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
(512) 458-7111