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FAQ

 

FAQ

FAQs

Where I can find information about:

1. Registry and AIRE Updating (Anagrafe Italiani Residenti all'Estero)
You can find information in the section Consular Services>Registry

2. Driving Licence
You can find information in the italian section Servizi Consolari>Assistenza

3. Citizenship (for example to obtain the Italian citizenship or dual citizenship)
You can find information in the section Consular Services>Citizenship

4. Search for relatives
You can find information about your relatives on the white pages website and on the Social Security Death Index (for example to know if these persons are still alive or dead)

5. Repatriation
You can find information in the italian section Servizi Consolari>Assistenza

6. Shipment of human remains to Italy
You can find information in the section Consular Services>Social services>Repatriations

7. Proxy (for example to sell real estate in Italy)
You can find information in the italian section Servizi Consolari>Notarile

8. Voting
 
You can find information in the section Consular Services>Electoral Services

9. Equivalence of education degrees
You can find information in the italian section Servizi Consolari>Studi>Equipollenza titoli

10. Cultural events
You can find information about Italian cultural events on the website of the Italian Cultural Institute, on the website of Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò at the NYU, on the website of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University, on the website of i-Italy, and on website of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at the CUNY

11. Visas
You can find information in the section Visas

12. Passports
You can find information in the section Consular Services>Passports

13. Information about the Italian Immigration in the Usa
You can find information about the Italian emigrants in the Usa on Castle Garden

14. Marriages of American Citizens to be celebrated in Italy
U.S. citizens wishing to be married in Italy must appear before the Civil Registrar of the City where the marriage is to take place with two witnesses and make a declaration of their intention to marry.

In order to apply for the declaration, the couple must present the following documents:

  • A valid U.S. passport and driver license;
  • A certified copy of the birth certificate in "long form" which includes the names of both parents and legalized with an "APOSTILLE" seal issued by the State Department of the State where the birth took place. The birth certificate should also be translated into Italian, certified with a "Certificate of Accuracy" and have another APOSTILLE seal affixed by the State Department of the State where the translation was certified.
  • If applicable, a final decree of divorce or death certificate of the previous spouse, legalized with the "APOSTILLE" issued by the State Department of the State where the divorce took place; the divorce decree should also be translated into Italian, certified with a "Certificate of Accuracy" and have another APOSTILLE affixed by the State Department of the State where the translation was certified. For info on the Apostille please see the Legal Office Section;
  • If applicable, a sworn statement of consent of the marriage by the parents or legal guardian, if the American citizen is under legal age;
  • An affidavit (the "Atto Notorio"), sworn to by two witnesses, who must be over 18 and unrelated to either of the two parties or to each other and must personally appear either before the competent Italian Consular Office or, in Italy at the local Pretura. The affidavit will state that the witnesses swear under oath, knowing fully the criminal penalties involved if they make a perjurous statement, that they personally know the U.S. citizen, that they personally know that the U.S. citizen is a resident of the U.S., that they personally know that the U.S. citizen has never been married or is now divorced, that to the best of their knowledge the U.S. citizen is free to marry in accordance with the local laws, and that they have no objection for the U.S. citizen to be married in Italy. The affidavit must be executed within three months from the date of marriage;
  • In preparation for the Atto Notorio, please send the information requested to: notarile.newyork@esteri.it as soon as possible and no later than three days before the date of your appointment by filling up the attached information sheet.
  • Declaration, sworn to by the U.S. citizens who intend to marry in Italy, before an American Consular officer in Italy, (please call the U.S. Consulate with the phone numbers provided below to arrange an appointment) stating that according to the United States laws there is no obstacle to his/her marriage;
    Telephone Numbers and web sites of US offices in Italy:
    U.S. Embassy Rome - 011390646741 - Website
    U.S. Consulate Florence - 011390552398276 - Website 
    U.S. Consulate Milan - 0113902290351 - Website 
    U.S. Consulate Naples - 011390815838111 - Website 

After the declaration, banns must be posted at the local City Hall for eight consecutive days and four more days are necessary before the marriage occurs. However, banns are usually waived by the Ufficiale dello Stato Civile if neither party to the marriage is an Italian nor is residing in Italy. Please confirm with the U.S. Consulate in Italy or with the City Hall to see if this is applicable to you. The wedding can be performed by the Civil Registrar, or in a religious ceremony, by a clergyman. The clergyman must register the marriage with the Ufficiale dello Stato Civile to validate it.
New York State residents, once they have completed the civil ceremony, are already considered married under the laws of New York (please consult with the State laws of your own state to see if the same applies). However, it is suggested that they return the marriage certificate to the U.S. Consulate in Italy to have it legalized.


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