Marriage requirements for Irish citizens getting married in Italy.
Besides Planners, we have been legal consultants for the Italian foreign offices! This experience allowed us to gain deep expertise in foreign affairs.
If you are wondering how to get married in Italy as an Irish citizen, you certainly trying to find out how to get a nulla osta, don’t you?
Well let’s see today from where to start!
Firstly you need you must complete an online questionnaire on the department of foreign affairs website regarding yourself and your marriage or civil union
• Based on this questionnaire, you’ll be ready to sign a Statutory Declarations before a notary public, a commissioner for Oaths, or a solicitor in the presence of a witness.
Your witness must must know you personally or now a third party personally who can identify you or able to verify your identity through your official documents.
Following a checklist of supporting documentation, you’ll need to submit your application.
You need to:
- Print and sign your questionnaire
- Print out a copy of each Statutory Declaration
- Print out your checklist
- Complete the Statutory Declaration and have them witnessed
- Post them to the Department of Foreign Affairs if you are resident in Ireland or to the Irish Consulate in Rome if you reside in Italy.
Timing for the application
We advise you to submit the application a minimum of four months before your marriage or civil partnership date.
Your witnessed statutory declaration can be dated up to six months before the date we receive your application.
Your application is complete once the department of foreign affairs of the Irish consulate in Rome receives the hard copies of your questionnaire, statutory declaration, and all supporting documentation.
Your checklist will tell you precisely the supporting paper you need for your application, which may include the following:
• Original long-form birth certificate
• A court order, if you are younger than 18 years
• If widowed, death certificate of your previous spouse.
• If divorced, Petition and final decree of your divorce.
• A photocopy of your current Irish passport.
• Your original naturalization certification, if naturalized.
Translating your documents
You only need to submit certified translations of these documents if they are written in a language other than English or Irish.
Getting replacement documents
To process your application, the department of foreign affairs or the Irish Consulate in Italy needs original documents making exception for the photocopy of your passport)
In case you don’t have the original, you can obtain a replacements from the General Register Office (GRO) Ireland, which issued your certificate.
Who will pick up your Nulla Osta in Italy?
Once the Department of foreign affairs has checked that your application has been submitted correctly, they will email the Irish Consulate in Rome, which will be authorized to deliver your Nulla Osta to your wedding planner.
Afterward, since this document is exempt from legalization, we will provide it to the town hall where you have decided the ceremony must take place.
Getting your documents back
The department of foreign affairs or the Irish Consulate in italy will send you back all your original documents to you after they have inspected them.
The fees to apply for the Nulla Osta is €.60,00 per irish spouse.
Who will be your Counselors and Planners?
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.