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paperwork requirements

Paperwork in Italy can often be a daunting task so what exactly do you need to know?
As a wedding planner I have a wealth of experience in dealing with many foreign couples and their countries rules and regulations to enable you to marry in Italy by helping through the minefield of bureaucracy so that the process won’t make you loose sleep or make you want to pull your hair out before the wedding!

Things that you really need to know

If you have been married before then you will have to present your previous marriage certificate(s) and Decree Absolute(s) depending on how many times you have been married before and if you are a widow or widower then you will need to produce the death certificate and marriage certificate for your previous spouse.

Everyone getting married in Italy will need a Nulla Osta, this is a Certificate of No Impediment which is issued by the Embassy or Consulate of your country of origin here in Italy.
They are only valid for 6 months but we will let you know when you need to start the paperwork as applying for them too early will mean that you will have to do the whole thing all over again. The Nulla Osta is issued in Italian and is possibly the most important document that you will need in order to get married here.

You will need two witnesses who must be 18 years of age or over. If you do not have any guests at your wedding that can act as witnesses we can provide them for you.

A civil wedding ceremony is conducted in Italian so you will need an official interpreter for this. Wedding in Sicily offers an Interpreter service, please ask for details.
At least 2 days prior to the wedding there is Verbal Declaration at the town hall where you are going to get married, this is where your documents are checked and you confirm there are no impediments to the marriage according to the Italian Civil Code.

In order to keep things nice and simple the following information is based on couples of the same nationality, if you come from different countries this is not a problem, you each need to apply for your Nulla Osta from your country of origin or Embassy representing your country and in some cases there are different forms for you to complete.
Don’t be put off though we will confirm what your individual requirements are so you can get married in Italy.

 
         
                     

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