Legal requirements for Weddings in Italy
Civil Weddings – Canadian Citizens
Civil ceremonies in Italy are legally binding and are officially recognized in Canada. 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. Do not worry if it sounds complicated, we will be sending you easy step-by-step instructions.
Canadian citizens getting married in Italy must present the following documents:
1) Valid passports
2) Canadian Birth Certificates or Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
3) Evidence of termination of any previous marriage, if applicable (final divorce decree or Certificate of Death of former spouse).
4) A Sworn Declaration (Affidavit). The Affidavit can be done in front of a notary public in Canada or at the Canadian Consulate in Italy.
5) Nulla Osta Declaration. This certificate, stating there is no impediment the wedding, is released by the Canadian Consular Office in Italy. The certificate fee may vary. At the present time (October 2010) it amounts to 31 Euros.
5) Certificate issued by the Provincial Vital Statistics authorities in Canada stating that there is no registered marriage in their records.
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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