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Civil status

 

Civil status

According to the law, Italian citizens are required to declare all changes in their marital status that occur during their stay abroad. It is therefore their obligation to send the relative certificates (birth, marriage, death, etc.) or the relative documentation (divorce, recognition of children, change in the matrimonial property regime, etc.) to the territorially competent Consular Office.

The Consular Office is responsible for updating its files and forwarding the certificate of civil status received to the relevant Italian Municipality in accordance with the procedures prescribed by current legislation.

We remind you that citizens can send their civil status documents, duly legalized or apostilled and translated, also directly to the Italian Municipality they belong to (Article 12, paragraph 11, Presidential Decree 396/2000). In these cases, after having sent the documents directly to the Municipality, it is still advisable to send a copy to the Consular Office for the update of the data in the consular file.

It is the duty of every citizen to promptly inform the competent consular office of any change in civil status concerning him/her or the members of his/her family unit.

All requests for registration of civil status documents are free.

Please note that the original documents must be kept in the national's personal file and will not be returned.

 

REGISTRATION OF BIRTH

REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGE OR CIVIL UNION

REGISTRATION OF DEATH

REGISTRATION OF DIVORCE

REQUESTS FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTIFICATES NOT ISSUED IN NORWAY

CERTIFICATIONS OF ITALIAN CIVIL STATUS DOCUMENTS

REGISTRATION OF NAME / SURNAME CHANGE

 

REGISTRATION OF BIRTH

The birth occurred abroad of a child of an Italian citizen, even if in possession of another citizenship, must be registered in Italy. Registration is necessary for the recognition of Italian citizenship.
To register a birth, the following documents must be sent by post to the Italian Embassy in Oslo (PO Box 4021 AMB, 0244 Oslo):

  • Birth registration request form
  • Original Norwegian birth certificate issued by the FOLKEREGISTER / SKATTEETATEN via the ALTINN portal, with apostille
  • Recognition of paternity for the children of unmarried couples, which, in Norway, is called ERKJENNELSE OM FARSKAP. This must be apostilled and then sent by post to the Italian Embassy in Oslo, along with the birth certificate. If it is not possible to obtain it, it will be necessary to proceed with a request for a document of recognition of paternity to be made at the Italian Embassy in Oslo. In this case, please send an email to consolato.oslo@esteri.it, specifying in the request the reasons that prevented it from being obtained.
  • Unauthenticated copy of the requesting parent's passport

 

REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGE OR CIVIL UNION

To register a marriage or civil union celebrated in Norway, the following documents must be sent by post to the Italian Embassy in Oslo (PO Box 4021 AMB, 0244 Oslo):

N.B .: the registration of a Norwegian marriage certificate between persons of the same sex in Italy will be registered as a civil union.

 

REGISTRATION OF DEATH

The death of an Italian citizen occurring abroad must be registered in Italy.

1. Methods for submitting the registration request:

a) By ordinary mail to this consular chancery (PO Box 4021 AMB, 0244 Oslo):
b) To the Honorary Office competent for the place of residence;
c) As a last resort, directly to the Municipality of AIRE registration (in this case it is necessary to contact the Municipal Register Office).

2. Documentation to submit to register a death in Norway:

    • request form
    • original full death certificate issued by the competent Court (TINGRETT) ("MELDING OM DØDSFALL" - not photocopies) with apostille issued by FYLKESMANN
    • copy of the identity document of the deceased (where available)

3. Documentation to submit to register a death NOT occurred in Norway (other countries)

    • request form
    • original full death certificate with legalization (Postille of the Hague or equivalent) and official translation in Italian, legalized or apostilled
    • copy of the identity document of the deceased (where available)

For information on the repatriation of the body and ashes, please refer to the dedicated section of this site under "assistance".

 

REGISTRATION OF DIVORCE

Divorce sentences pronounced abroad are automatically recognized as valid in Italy on condition that they meet the requirements of art. 64 and ss. of Law no. 218/1995. Divorce sentences must be transcribed at the Municipal Register Office where the relative marriage certificate is registered.
To request the transcription of a divorce, the following documentation must be sent by post to the Embassy (PO Box 4021 AMB, 0244 Oslo):

 

REQUESTS FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTIFICATES NOT ISSUED IN NORWAY

Before sending to the Embassy, please check the legalization / apostille procedures of the Certificate through the Italian diplomatic / consular authorities in the country of issue of the Certificate.

Certificates issued in a language other than English must be translated directly into Italian, double translations are not allowed (for example from Spanish to English and then from English to Italian); this translation must be apostilled where required or declared of conformity with the original by the Italian diplomatic-consular authorities in the country of issue of the document.

 

CERTIFICATIONS OF ITALIAN CIVIL STATUS DOCUMENTS

Certifications of Italian civil status documents are issued exclusively by the Municipalities and must be requested directly by the interested party from the Municipality where the certificate was registered.


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