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Italy is undoubtedly the world's most romantic location. What other country can boast of cities such as VENICE and FLORENCE or dramatic settings such as the RIVIERA, TUSCANY and the LAKE DISTRICT?

We take care of all destination wedding arrangements including TRAVEL, SERVICES and HONEYMOON requirements. All our weddings, regardless of size, are tailored to your specifications and budget!

WEDDINGS ITALY - MARRIAGE LICENSE LEGAL PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS:

UNITED STATES CITIZEN'S WEDDING - Marriage Paperwork Requirements

WEDDING PAPER WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR MARRIAGE OF US CITIZENS IN ITALY DOCUMENTS NEEDED BEFORE STARTING:

1) US passport
2) Birth certificate
3) If previously divorced, your divorce decree

Translations Required:

2) and 3) above must be translated into Italian and Apostilled through the Secretary of State's Notary Public of the state the document originated in. The translations are authenticated by the Italian Consulate. Our company does provide translation services $30 per document.

ATTO NOTORIO

You must order the form from the Italian Consulate and/or call and find out when an appointment can be set up for this to be done. Some Consulates require only 2 witnesses per couple (not relatives) to witness the Atto while others can require up to 4 PER PERSON to appear (total of 8).

PLEASE BE SURE THAT AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE OF THE ATTO NOTORIO THE DETAIL “ REPUBBLICA ITALIANA” AND “CONSOLATO GENERALE D’ITALIA” ARE SPECIFICALLY WRITTEN, OTHERWISE THE ATTO NOTORIO IS NOT VALID. The ATTO NOTORIO in some cases MAY BE DONE IN ITALY, but we prefer it be done in the US unless time does not permit.

The last declaration is done in Italy before the US Consulates in Florence, Rome, Milano, Trieste (near Venice), Genova or Naples, and we set up the appointment for you. The cost is approximately $55 per person to be paid in cash.

If the woman has been divorced less than 300 days from the proposed wedding date, it is not possible to have a civil ceremony in Italy.

UNDERSTANDING THE PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS…..

At first sight the paperwork requirements appear to be a confusing maze of bureaucratic nonsense, but in fact there are only 3 items that are necessary to marry in Italy.

Here are some clarifications for the most frequently asked questions….

1. ATTO NOTORIO – what it is.

It consists of a meeting in front of the Italian Consulate with witnesses in which a declaration relative to the civil status (single, divorced etc…) of the couple is made. An official document is then drawn up to present to us for filing purposes here in Italy.

You need to set up an appointment yourselves with the Consulate and ask how many witnesses are requried – it varies from location to location.

2. APOSTILLE of a DOCUMENT

This peculiar word means that the original documents (birth and, if applicable, divorce) presented to the Italian Consulate have been:

A. sent to the Secretary of State’s Notary Public of the state from which the document originally is from for authentication (or Apostille seal).

The APOSTILLE is simply the seal of the Notary Public of the State in accordance with the Hague Convention, which means that the documents can be used officially even in a foreign country. Example:

Jane Smith was born in Miami, Florida. She therefore sends her Birth Certificate to the Secretary of State’s Notary Public office in Tallahassee requesting an Apostille. It is returned to her with the Apostille and Seal.

TRANSLATIONS

All birth and/or divorce certificates must be translated into Italian. The translations are then authenticated by the Italian Consulate in the U.S. We offer translation services.

3. NULLA OSTA (To be done in Italy

Is the final declaration to be made IN ITALY before the US CONSULATE or EMBASSY stating that you are free to marry. Cost is approximately $55 per person. Then this declaration must be authenticated in any Prefect’s office. The 2 procedures do not take more than 1 morning most of the time, but we require that your arrival be at least 3 week-days prior to your wedding date to be safe. The requirement can vary from city to city, so ask us specifically.

Basically these are the main procedures, but we always advise you to contact the Italian Consulate in the US or relative country directly since each Consulate can vary slightly the timing and scheduling of all the above.

U.S., British Embassy, Canadian Embassy, Australian Embassy. We handle weddings for ANY CITIZENSHIP. There are NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS to marry in Italy