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In order to register in Italy a birth 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. Original of the Birth Certificate in LONG FORM indicating the city of birth, issued by the Vital Statics Office (see below) and duly legalized with Apostille. The Apostille is issued by the competent Secretary of State – click here.

2. Translation into Italian language (see list of translators). Apostille does not need to be translated.

3. Form to request the registration of the Birth Certificate duly filled out and signed - click here Richiesta di Trascrizione di Certificato di Nascita .

PLEASE NOTE  If the parents are/were not married at the time of the child's birth, it will be necessary to submit also a certified copy of the acknoledgment of paternity, issued by the same office that released the birth certificate, duly legalized with Apostille and translation into italian.

4. Copy of the applicant's valid passport (the Italian one if available)


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