Marriage requirements for foreign citizens gettin married in Amalfi
Civil Wedding and civil unions in Amalfi can be held, upon request from the applying couples, at the following locations provided by the Administration:
- Morelli Hall, situated at the Municipal House
- Republic’s Arsenal
- Former Capuchin Monastery (Canon of St. Peter at Toczolo)
Hint: It is essential to reserve your wedding date well in advance.
The fundamental document for the celebration of a foreigner’s marriage in Italy is the NULLA OSTA, issued under Article 116 of the Civil Code, by the competent authority of the country of origin or equivalent documents issued under specific agreements or international conventions.
The Nulla Osta must certify that there are no impediments to the marriage according to the laws of the country of origin and must clearly indicate the following information: name, surname, date and place of birth, parentage, citizenship, residence, and marital status; it must also contain the declaration that the foreigner can marry.
For a divorced or widowed woman, the date of divorce or widowhood is required.
The Nulla Osta for marriage can be issued: By the Embassy or Consulate of the foreign state of origin in Italy (the signature must be legalized in the Prefecture for countries that have not joined the conventions or EU regulations that provide for exemption). By the competent authority of the country of origin, if the regulation of the foreign country allows it.
Future foreign spouses who are not residents or domiciled in Italy must, at least two days before the civil marriage celebration and without the presence of witnesses, sign a statement in which they declare that there are no impediments between them such as kinship, affinity, adoption, and affiliation, nor other impediments provided for by Articles 85, 86, 87, and 88 of the Civil Code.
Valid passport of the betrothed;
Valid passport of two witnesses;
Declaration of the law applicable to their future asset relations.
Note: Foreign citizens who do not speak Italian must be assisted, both for the declaration of the absence of impediments and during the marriage ceremony itself, by an interpreter who is well versed in the language of the betrothed, who must swear before the Civil State Official to faithfully perform the task entrusted to them. The presence of the interpreter is also necessary if the witnesses do not speak Italian.
Civil marriages can be celebrated from Monday to Saturday. The celebration of marriages on holidays can occur extraordinarily, subject to the availability of the celebrant.
The following amounts have been determined by the G.C. resolution for the celebration of civil marriages at the Sala Morelli:
€350.00 for marriages celebrated on weekdays during office hours;
€500.00 for marriages celebrated on weekdays outside office hours;
€650.00 for marriages celebrated on Saturdays and Sundays.
For marriages to be celebrated at the Antichi Arsenali della Repubblica:
€500.00 for marriages celebrated on weekdays during the Museum’s opening hours, where applicable;
€650.00 for marriages celebrated on weekdays outside the Museum’s opening hours, where applicable;
€800.00 for marriages celebrated on Saturdays and Sundays, during the Museum’s opening hours, where applicable;
€950.00 for marriages celebrated on Saturdays and Sundays, outside the Museum’s opening hours, where applicable.
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Our firm’s specialized legal consultation services are designed to assist you in successfully meeting these requirements, thereby facilitating the legal recognition of your marriage in both Italy and the U.S.
Due to our experience in law firms and the foreign offices of the Italian public administration, we gained significant expertise in Consular affairs, and we are trained to solve the most complicated procedure such as:
1) Nulla osta process, legalization procedure, Court hearings for the refusal of the town hall when there documents missing , legal translation, apostille procedure, emergency procedure for legalization.
2) Same-sex couples that want to celebrate a civil union in Italy as in their country the union is forbidden;
3) Couples that come from countries where divorce is not allowed;
4) Italians living abroad registered at AIRE that need to recover their document to start the marriage banns in the Italian Consulate;
5) Assistance with people that come from countries that do not release the nulla osta;
7) People with refugee status who have requested asylum in Italy.