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Marriage in Italy

 

Marriage in Italy

matrimonio imagefullPAGE UNDER REVISION. PLEASE REFER TO ITALIAN VERSION FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION.

 

All Italian citizens, who intend to get married in Italy must comply with the requirements of “PUBBLICAZIONI DI MATRIMONIO”, i.e. marriage banns.

On the other hand, foreign nationals, including Australians, who intend to get married in Italy, will have to present certain documents needed in order to obtain a specific “Nulla Osta” (certificate of no impediment) from their Embassies in Italy.

 

1) ITALIAN CITIZENS:

a. NEW SOUTH WALES RESIDENTS REGISTERED WITH AIRE

They will need to apply at the Consulate for the PUBBLICAZIONI DI MATRIMONIO at least one month prior to the planned wedding date (see specific information below).

b. TEMPORARY NEW SOUTH WALES RESIDENTS NOT REGISTERED WITH AIRE

The same procedure indicated above must be followed. However, in this case, the Municipality where the applicants are resident in Italy will be the authority responsible for the Pubblicazioni. Therefore a longer processing time for the finalization of the procedure is to be expected.

For the cost of the Pubblicazioni di Matrimonio, please refer to the CONSULAR FEES page.

 

2) AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS RESIDING IN NEW SOUTH WALES:

Australian citizens will need the following documents in order to get married in Italy:

  • Certified copy of their birth certificate, issued by the relevant authority, legalized by the Department of Foreign Affairs by means of Apostille and translated by an accredited NAATI Translator (please refer to the NAATI Translators List)
  • Single Status Certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, legalized with Apostille by DFAT and translated by an accredited NAATI Translator (please refer to the NAATI Translators List)
  • ATTO NOTORIO (see more specific information below).

 

3) OTHER COUNTRIES' CITIZENS RESIDING IN NEW SOUTH WALES

They will have to enquire with their respective diplomatic/consular offices in Italy about the documents needed from Australia in order to obtain the prescribed “Nulla Osta” (no impediment to marriage certificate). The Nulla Osta must be lodged with the Municipality where the marriage will take place.

N.B.: EU citizens do not need the Single Status certificate.

 

MATRIMONIO CONCORDATARIO (CANONICAL MARRIAGE)

People intending to marry in Italy in a Church, following the Catholic rite that will also have civil validity (matrimonio concordatario) will have to ask the Parish priest to forward a request to the Consulate for marriage banns (pubblicazioni) by using the prescribed form (see information leaflet: HOW-TO Pubblicazioni di Matrimonio).

 


PUBBLICAZIONI DI MATRIMONIO (BANNS OF MARRIAGE)

Both husband and wife to be must apply in person together (you must book an appointment through our online booking system PRENOTA ONLINE) carrying appropriate IDs in order to sign the request for the posting of marriage banns (see information leaflet: HOW-TO Pubblicazioni di Matrimonio).

The Consulate will post the marriage banns on the Consulate notice board for 8 days. After this period the Consulate will issue a certificate stating that the posting of the banns has taken place and the documentation will be sent to the relevant Municipality in Italy.

 

If one of the two is a foreign national then he/she will have to lodge:

  1. Birth certificate with Apostille and translation;
  2. Single Status Certificate and –if Australian citizen– Atto Notorio (see specific instructions below).

As for the cost of the Pubblicazioni di Matrimonio, please refer to the CONSULAR FEES page.

 


ATTO NOTORIO (NO IMPEDIMENTS TO THE MARRIAGE)

Australian citizens wishing to get married in Italy need a document called ATTO NOTORIO (two separate documents will be required if both parties are Australia citizens)

In this document it is stated that there are no impediments to the marriage, pursuant Articles 85, 86, 89 and 97 of the Italian Civil Code, and it has to be signed by the interested party and by four (4) witnesses.

 

The Atto Notorio can be obtained:

  1. In Australia, from the Consulate relevant to the State of own residence;
  2. In Italy, from a local Court.

In order to obtain an Atto Notorio from The Consulate General of Italy in Sydney, the applicant will have first to make a booking trough the online booking system (PRENOTA ONLINE) and, at least two (2) weeks prior to the appointment, to provide the information required in the personal information form (please refer to the: HOW-TO Atto Notorio).

As for the cost of the Atto Notorio, please refer to the CONSULAR FEES page.


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