How does a us citizen get married in italy

How does a us citizen get married in italy

Plan to marry in Italy as U.S. Citizen bypassing the red tape of bureaucracy!

Besides Planners, we have been legal consultants for the Italian foreign offices! This experience allowed us to gain deep expertise in foreign affairs.

Your journey to a romantic Italian wedding begins with a crucial document known as a ‘nulla osta‘, or a sworn statement. This document, which certifies your eligibility to marry, is obtained from the U.S. consulate. After receiving your nulla osta, you’ll meet with a representative from our firm who will assist you in the legalization process a necessary step for U.S. citizens marrying in Italy.

Once the nulla osta is in order, your next destination is the quickest Italian Court we will advise you. Here, you’ll secure the “atto notorio“, another certification that attests you are legally free to marry.
Don’t worry about the specifics, we’ll act as your witness if required and ensure all the requirements are met, including verifying if an interpreter is necessary as some Courts require their presence other don’t.

After acquiring the necessary legal documents (Sworn statement legalized and the Atto Notorio), it’s time for a visit to the town hall.
For U.S. citizens planning an Italian wedding without local residency, a declaration appointment at the town hall of your chosen city is mandatory.
During this meeting, you’ll make a formal declaration that there are no legal impediments to your marriage, such as kinship, adoption, and any impediments listed in the Italian civil code.

And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for your wedding day!
Generally, your civil ceremony will take place a day or two after the town hall appointment mentioned above.
The Mayor will conduct the ceremony and you just have to reply “Yes” to her/his questions.
The rules of the civil code she/he will proclaim are decisively charming and profound since the are about commitment about the spouses and the care they have to have for their kids if the couple will decide to have any.

German couple kissing each other in the town hall after the civil wedding ceremony.

Last but certainly not least, it’s time to legalize your marriage certificate.
This final step is crucial to ensure your Italian marriage is recognized in the U.S.
As your counselor and wedding planners in Italy we will provide to legalize your marriage certificate with the apostille process since the USA as well as Italy signed The Hague convention.

Once the legalization process is complete, you’ll be able to register your wedding back home.

Depending on your plans, we can either deliver the legalized certificate to you in person if you’re still in Italy, or mail it directly to your home.

Navigating the legal process for a U.S. citizen to marry in Italy may seem like a complex journey with multiple steps and considerable paperwork, but with the right guidance, it can be a seamless experience. Your dream Italian wedding is well within your reach.
From obtaining the nulla osta to legalizing your marriage certificate, we’ll be by your side every step of the way, ensuring your ‘I do’ moment in Italy is nothing short of perfect.

Who will be your Counselors and Planners?

Law firm for marriage 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 wedding in Tuscany before the Major.

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