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Civil Status

 

Civil Status

timbro 0The civil registry office of the Consulate General of Italy in Sydney keeps record of the Civil Status i.e. essential events regarding the Italian nationals residing in NSW in connection with births, marriages, deaths, divorces, citizenship.

All Italian nationals must timely inform the Public Administration about any changes regarding their marital status and the composition of their own family.

To this extent, it will be necessary to submit the relevant civil registry certificates, duly legalized and translated into Italian, to the Italian Consulate relevant for their place of residence or to the Consulate where the event has occurred, or directly to their Municipality of reference in Italy. In all cases the original documentation submitted will be kept by these entities for their own records.

In addition, the Civil Registry Office of the Consulate will assist all Italian citizens residing in its jurisdiction and registered with AIRE in relation to:

 

BIRTH
Registering the birth in Australia of an Italian citizen’s child.

Children of Italian citizens (whether one or both parents), are Italian citizens even in the circumstance the parent was born abroad and is a dual citizen (i.e. the parent was born in Australia and is also an Australian citizen). Therefore, their birth must also be registered in Italy.

To notify the birth of a child, the following documents must be lodged with (or forwarded to by mail) the Consular Office:

  1. Application form for registration of civil status changes in the civil registry records;
  2. Birth certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, legalized by means of the Apostille (issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and translated into Italian by a qualified translator. To find out where to apply for the certificate, how to get the Apostille and whom to contact for its translation, please refer to the "How-To Certificate Registration";
  3. Evidence of Italian citizenship of at least one of the parents (identity card, Italian passport, or certificate of Italian citizenship).

 

MARRIAGE
Registering in Italy the marriage of Italian citizens who married in Australia.

Marriage of Italian citizens who married in Australia, to have effect in Italy, must be registered by the relevant Italian Municipality Registry.

It is a duty of the interested party to lodge with the Italian Consulate the marriage issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, legalized by means of the Apostille (issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and translated into Italian by a qualified translator, so that it can then be forwarded to the relevant Italian Municipality Registry for registration.

To notify the marriage, the following documents must be lodged with (or forwarded to by mail) the Consular Office:

  1. Application form for registration of civil status changes in the civil registry records;
  2. Marriage certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, legalized by means of the Apostille (issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and translated into Italian by a qualified translator. To find out where to apply for the certificate, how to get the Apostille and whom to contact for its translation, please refer to the "How-To Certificate Registration";
  3. Evidence of Italian citizenship of at least one of the parents (identity card, Italian passport, or certificate of Italian citizenship).

 

CIVIL UNION
Registering in Italy the same-sex civil union (or marriage) of Italian citizens who married in Australia or in another foreign country.

The same-sex civil union of Italian citizens who married in Australia, to have effect in Italy, must be registered by the relevant Italian Municipality Registry.

It is a duty of the interested party to lodge with the Italian Consulate the “de-facto” certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, legalized by means of the Apostille (issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and translated into Italian by a qualified translator, so that it can then be forwarded to the relevant Italian Municipality Registry for registration.

To notify the “de-facto” civil union, the following documents must be lodged with (or forwarded to by mail) the Consular Office:

  1. Application for registration of civil registry records;
  2. “De-facto” certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, legalized by means of the Apostille (issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and translated into Italian by a qualified translator. To find out where to apply for the certificate, how to get the Apostille and whom to contact for its translation, please refer to the "How-To Certificate Registration";
  3. Evidence of Italian citizenship of at least one of the parents (identity card, Italian passport, or certificate of Italian citizenship).

 

DIVORCE
Registration in Italy of a divorce decree issued in Australia.

When an Italian citizen obtains a divorce abroad, this sentence must be registered in Italy.

To this extent, the interested party will have to:

  1. Complete and sign the divorce registration application form;
  2. Obtain a certified copy of the divorce decree or of divorce order from the Family Court. Have it legalized by means of the Apostille (issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and translated into Italian by a qualified translator. To find out where to apply for the decree, how to get the Apostille and whom to contact for its translation, please refer to the "How-To Certificate Registration";
  3. Provide evidence of Italian citizenship (identity card, Italian passport, or certificate of Italian citizenship);
  4. Lodge the above documentation in person to the Consulate or forward it by mail.

 

DEATH
Registration in Italy of the death of an Italian citizen deceased in Australia.

Death in another country of an Italian citizen must be registered in Italy.

The following are the documents needed:

  1. Death registration application form;
  2. Death certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, legalized by means of the Apostille (issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and translated into Italian by a qualified translator. To find out where to apply for the certificate, how to get the Apostille and whom to contact for its translation, please refer to the "How-To Certificate Registration";
  3. Provide evidence of Italian citizenship (identity card, Italian passport, or certificate of Italian citizenship);
  4. Lodge the above documentation in person to the Consulate or forward it by mail.

 

Please Note: The Consulate General cannot issue birth certificates to people born in Italy. Only the Municipality where the birth was registered or the one of last residence can do this.


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