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Acts regarding civil status events that take place in Italy or abroad may be submitted by the parties concerned, or by anyone concerned, either directly to the office of the Italian municipality of residence (see art. 12, par. 11, DPR 396/2000) or to the authorized consular office (either that of the parties concerned or of the jurisdiction in which the act is formalized).


Required Documents[edit]

  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Divorce Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Change of Name Certificates
  • Adoption Certificates
  • Partnership Certificates

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministero dell'Interno
HomePiazza del Viminale n. 1 - 00184 Roma
TelefonoCentralino tel. 064651
41.899721690058364, 12.494035363197326

Booking Office Publications of Marriage
Via della Consolata 23, 10122 Torino Scale sn. 1st floor wheelchair accessible with entrance from Via Giulio 22
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8.15 am to 15.00 hrs on Fridays 8:15 to 13:50
Phone +39,011,442 5454/5324/5015/5488 5609 Fax +39,011,442

Office of Publications Minutes of Marriage
Uff.2 Tel - 011 442 5323; Uff.3 - 011 442 5195; Uff.4 - 011 442 5600

Office for Civil Weddings in Italy
Tel 011 4425467, 5040.5187
Office civil marriages outside Turin

Phone 0114425012,5185,5013,5457,5186
Office religious marriages in Turin

Phone: 0114425012,5185,5013,5457,5186
Office religious marriages outside Turin

Tel: 011 4425012, 5153,5422,5014,5423

Office births City of Turin
Via della Consolata, 23 - left scale - 1st floor - Wheelchair access: Via Giulio, 22.
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8.15 am to 15.00 hrs on Fridays 8:15 to 13:50; Saturday: 8.30 to 12.30

Office Acts of Death
Via della Consolata, 23 - first floor
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8.15 am to 15.00 hrs on Fridays 8:15 to 13:50
Wednesday: 8:30 to 12:30 with entrance from Via Giulio, 22
Phone: 011/4425290 - 4425353-4425472
E-mail: [email protected]

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Directory of Italian Municipalities

Italian Embassies or Consulates Abroad



Italian citizens are required to communicate all variations in civil status (and to submit related documentation) that take place during their residence abroad to the local authorised consular office where the event takes place.

In order for Italian citizens who have established their residence abroad to register births, marriages and/or deaths (and to obtain related certificates), they must first be registered in the Registry of Citizens Residing Abroad (AIRE).


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Documents to Use[edit]

Birth Certificate Application Form Certificato di Nascita (PDF, 93kb)

Marriage Certificate Application Form Certificato di Matrimonio (PDF, 51kb)

Death Certificate Application Form Certificato di Morte (PDF, 48kb)


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This certificate can be obtained from the Ufficio di Stato civile (Office of Vital Records) of the town or city.

In Italy the local governments are responsible for Civil Status administration and certification.

Required Information[edit]

  • Registration of civil status (citizenship, birth, marriage and death), acts and variations formalized by the consulate itself
  • Reception of acts issued by foreign authorities and their communication to Italian municipal offices for registration
  • Reception of rulings and provisions issued abroad (e.g. divorce, adoption, etc.) and their communication to Italian institutions for registration
  • Communication of requests for change of name or surname to the authorised Prefectures;
  • Drafting of verbal marriage bans and publication on-line;
  • Celebration of consular weddings, where not in opposition to local laws (which may be refused if the parties do not reside in the consular jurisdiction)


Need for the Document[edit]

A Civil Status Certificate refers to the sum of acts and events concerning the life of a citizen: birth, marriage, death, divorce and citizenship, registration of which falls within the remit of the Office of Civil Status, whose function is carried out in Italy by municipal offices, and abroad by consular offices.

Information which might help[edit]

All forms of status, acts and personal credentials not contained in an Italian public registry, if known directly by the person declaring them, can be definitively demonstrated by means of a substitute affidavit.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • For the Administrations, gaining in efficiency in terms of immediate knowledge that a citizen has had a son abroad, or got married, or died in another Country, to manage in a very short time the information on benefits, changes, etc., connected to the events of the Civil Status.
  • For the Citizens, the possibility to obtain in a very short time Civil Status.

This will allow to Italians to reply on time to the request of documentation for inscription to schools universities, employment opportunities, public administrations duties, etc.

  • Effectiveness of the relationship Citizen-Administration.

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It is responsibility of the applicant to provide the appropriate certificates that:

  • are in accordance with the law of the issuing Country/State;
  • meet the requirements of the Italian Consulate that serves the area in which the document in question was issued.

All certificates denoting civil status issued by the local authorities have to be presented in original and, where necessary, authenticated and translated into Italian in order for the consulates to send them to the competent municipality.

The request of certification of Civil Status from an Italian, who lives in another country, can be satisfied in an efficient way and adequate time lap.