How a Russian citizens can marry in Italy

How a Russian citizens can marry in Italy

Newlyweds together with the Major after a civil wedding

Understanding the Legal Requirements for a Russian Citizen Marrying 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.

As a unique law firm and wedding planning agency, we specialize in assisting couples tying the knot in Italy. We particularly note the surge in interest from Russian citizens wanting to get married in the Italian landscape, and we’ve crafted this guide to offer relevant information about obtaining your Russian nulla osta for an Italian wedding.

So, what legal procedures and requirements does a Russian citizen need to follow for a wedding in Italy?

Securing the “Nulla Osta al Matrimonio” Certificate

This essential certificate is provided by the Russian Consulate in Italy upon presenting the following documents:

1) For an applicant who has never been married:

– Documentation proving no record of the applicant’s previous marriage in the state archive (“EGR ZAGS“)

Valid Russian foreign passport

Valid internal Russian passport

Birth certificate (original or notary-authenticated copy)

2) For an applicant who was previously married and has not changed their surname:

– Documentation proving no record of the applicant’s previous marriage in the state archive (“EGR ZAGS“)

– Valid Russian foreign passport

– Valid internal Russian passport

– Birth certificate (original or notary-authenticated copy)

– Divorce certificate (original or notary-certified copy)

Follow the same protocol if you’re an applicant who was previously married and changed their surname, or if you’re a widower.

In these scenarios, you’ll also need to present your original marriage certificate or death certificate of your spouse, respectively. 

In case you’ve changed your surname, name, or patronymic, the Consulate General requires a certificate proving the change, issued by the Civil Status Office.

The “EGR ZAGS” document is only obtainable in Russia, even by proxy.

Additional Legal Provisions

Apart from these documents, the future spouse should also provide a declaration of absence of impediments, presented and signed in front of the Russian consular officers. As your dedicated wedding planner in Italy, we’ll assist you in procuring this document.

Depending on the Consulate (Rome or Milan), it might be necessary to book an appointment for the nulla osta using the official website or in person. We, your trusted local wedding planner agency in Italy, will represent you in issuing the Nulla Osta, arranging appointments, and providing necessary assistance to the competent Prefettura for the legalization of the Russian consulate’s signature.

The certificate is usually issued in Italian within five days in Rome or on the same day in Milan, with exceptions based on official availability.

Russian Consular Fees to get married in Italy

– 10 € for attestation of the authenticity of the signature on the certificate stating the applicant is unmarried

– 35 € for attestation of the translation accuracy of the certificate from Russian to Italian

Notably, as of 9 March 2021, the Russian Federation adheres to the Convention of London of 7 June 1968 on the abolition of the legalization of signatures on documents issued by diplomatic or consular agents. This means that the Russian Nulla Osta issued in Italy doesn’t require any further legalization.

Post-wedding Legal Assistance

After your Italian wedding ceremony, leave the marriage certificate with us. We’ll handle the translation and legalization to ensure your Italian marriage certificate is recognized in Russia.

For detailed information about civil marriage for a Russian citizen in Italy, please feel free to reach out to us through the contact button below. We’re here to help navigate your Italian wedding legalities efficiently and hassle-free.

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Marriage lawyers in Italy

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;

6) American and Australian couples who needs assistance with “atto notorio” in an Italian Court or the Italian Consulate in the USA or Australia.

7) People with refugee status who have requested asylum in Italy.

Civil marriage in an Italian town hall

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