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
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.
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.