Legal requirements for Weddings in Italy

 Civil Weddings – German Citizens

Civil ceremonies in Italy are legally binding and are officially recognized in Germany. 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.

German citizens getting married in Italy  must present the following documents:

1)   Valid passports or Identity card (Personalausweis)

2)    International Birth Certificates (Internationalen geburtsurkunde)

3)   Evidence of termination of any previous marriage, if applicable (final divorce decree or Certificate of Death of former spouse).

4)  Certificate of no impediment (Ehefahigkeitszeugnis) . This certificate states that  you are free to get married.


All those planning a wedding in Italy must also comply with specific requirements of Italian law:

  1. a)   You must be over 18 of age.
  2. b)  Women must have  terminated their previous marriage at least 300 days before the new marriage.
  3. 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.

 For more information on Civil Weddings  in Italy  Contact us


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