Registration of marriage in Italy: the necessary documents and procedure.
Have you decided to marry in Italy? Excellent, welcome to the bureaucratic club! Today we will talk about what documents are needed to conclude a marriage in Italy, and how it happens.
First, you need to know that you can register a marriage in Italy in several ways:
Registration of marriage in the municipality (matrimonio civile) Wedding in the Catholic Church (matrimonio in chiesa cattolica) Wedding in the Orthodox Church (matrimonio in chiesa ortodossa)
A very important point: The wedding in a church in Italy has legal force and is equivalent to registering a marriage in a commune, subject to certain formalities & # 8212; During the ceremony, the priest, in addition to prayers, reads also those articles of the Italian Civil Code that relate to family law. After this, the newlyweds and witnesses sign their marriage certificate.
The Orthodox wedding is held in Russian, while the Catholic wedding ceremony & # 8212; in Italian, if necessary, you can use the services of an interpreter.
If one of the couple is a Catholic, then you can get married in a Catholic church.
If one of the couple is Orthodox, then you can get married in the Orthodox Church.
Thus, if a couple represents two different denominations, they themselves choose which church to conduct the rite.
Marriage, registered in Italy, has legal force beyond its borders, however, in order to obtain the official status of “married” on the territory of Russia, you will need to translate and certify the marriage certificate, and register it in the registry office at the place of residence.
1. A valid international passport.
2. Availability of a valid visa (any Schengen or national Italian) or residence permit.
3. Certificate of absence of obstacles to marriage – Nulla Osta al matrimonio & # 187;
This is the basic list of documents, but in some cases your coma can request both a birth certificate and a divorce certificate if the alien is divorced. In this case, the documents must have an Apostille stamp and a translation into Italian with appropriate legalization.
Certificate # nulla osta & # 187;
is issued by the Russian Consulate in Italy. To receive it you need to present:
A valid passport A birth certificate An internal passport In the event of a change of last name, first name or patronymic, an appropriate certificate is given. A document certifying the identity of the Italian bridegroom / bride.
At repeated marriage the above list is supplemented with the following:
Documents confirming the termination of the previous marriage – certificates of divorce or death of the spouse Certificate of marriage, which is issued by the ZAGS archive (form No. 28)
The validity of the certificate is nulla osta & # 187; is 180 days.
Change of name at the time of marriage in Italy.
In modern Italy, it is not customary to change the surname when entering into marriage. Thus, husband and wife almost always have different surnames. Common children automatically get their father’s surname, but you can apply for a double-surname.
If you wish, you can take the husband’s name at the time of marriage, but this entails a number of bureaucratic problems: you will need to redo all the documents where your surname appears, both Italian and Russian.
About the author: Tanya Smirnova.
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, in 2010 she came to Italy (Naples), where she studied at the university, worked, and married. I share useful information about life in Italy and give practical advice.
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Another addition, the Orthodox Church gives permission for such a marriage only if the children are converted to Orthodoxy))