Legal requirements for Weddings in Italy
Civil Weddings – Australian Citizens
Civil ceremonies in Italy are legally binding and are officially recognized in Australia. Legal procedures involve a lot of paperwork and visits to several public offices. Our experienced wedding planners will be taking care of all these procedures. Some documents however must be provided by you. These are the documents you will be needing. Do not worry if it sounds complicated, we will be sending you easy step-by-step instructions.
Australian citizens getting married in Italy must present the following documents:
1) Valid passports
2) Birth Certificates
3) Evidence of termination of any previous marriage, if applicable (final divorce decree or Certificate of Death of former spouse).
4) Atto Notorio (a sworn declaration) from the Italian Embassy in Australia. It is best to obtain this certificate in your home town but it is also possible to obtain it in Rome or Milan.
5) Nulla Osta Certificate. This certificate, stating there is no impediment to the wedding, is released by the Australian Consular Office in Italy. The Nulla Osta certificate may vary. At the present time (January 2009) it amounts to A$ 50. Exclusive Weddings will be assisting you in this process.
All those planning a wedding in Italy must also comply with specific requirements of Italian law:
- a) You must be over 18 of age.
- b) Women must have terminated their previous marriage at least 300 days before the new marriage.
- c) You must be of opposite sex. According to Italian regulations people of the same sex are not allowed get married.
The requirements of each town hall may slightly differ and further special requirements may occur according to your country of origin.
All those booking a wedding with Exclusive Wedding will receive detailed paperwork instructions and assistance for all the procedures in Italy.
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