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Marriage between Italian citizens


Marriage between Italian citizens

New South Wales residents registered in AIRE 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).

Temporary New South Wales residents NOT registered in AIRE will need to follow 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.


Both husband and wife to be must apply in person together via appointment only, (to book an appointment, please send an email to specifing in the subject line "Appointment for Marriage in Italy") carrying appropriate IDs in order to sign the request for the posting of marriage banns.

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.



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


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

Birth certificate with Apostille and translation; Single Status Certificate and –if Australian citizen– Atto Notorio

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

Payments can be made either via eftpos (debit card only) or in cash.