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Marriage of US Citizens in Italy


Marriage of US Citizens in Italy


U. S. citizens wishing to be married in Italy must appear with two witnesses before the Ufficiale di Stato Civile (Civil Register) of the city or town where they plan to get married and make a declaration of their intention to marry. In order to apply for such declaration the couple must present the following documents:

1. A valid U.S. passport or identification card and permission to marry issued by Commander if member of the Armed Forces

2. If applicable, documentary evidence of termination of any previous marriage (divorce, annulment decree or death certificate), all documents need to be translated into Italian and legalized with the "APOSTILLE" seal issued by the Office of the Secretary of State of the State where the divorce or the death took place. 

3. If applicable sworn statement of consent to the marriage by the parents or legal guardian, if the U.S. citizen is under 18 years of age.

4. An affidavit (Atto Notorio), sworn to by two witnesses, who must be over 18 and unrelated to either the bride or the groom, stating that according to the laws to which the citizen is subject to in the United States, he/she is not prohibited from marrying and he/she is not in any of the conditions that according to the Italian Civil Code forbid marriage.
This affidavit can be sworn in the U.S. before the Italian Consulate that has jurisdiction over the State where he/she live or in Italy before a Notary or the "Pretura" (Magistrate Court) in the city where the marriage will take place.

5. A declaration, sworn to by the U.S. citizen before an American Consular Officer in Italy,) stating that according to the laws to which the citizen is subject to in the United States there is no obstacle to his/her marriage in Italy. Please call the U.S. Consulate nearest to the city in Italy were you intend to get married at the phone numbers provided below to schedule an appointment.

  • ROME: United States Embassy, Via Vittorio Veneto, 119A, 00187....Tel: (06) 46741 Fax: (06) 488-2672
  • FLORENCE: U.S. Consulate General, Lungarno A. Vespucci, 38. 50123....Tel:(055) 239-8276 Fax: (055)284-088 
  • GENOVA: U.S. Consulate General, Banca d'America e d'Italia Building, Piazza Portello, 6. 16124....Tel: (010) 282-741 Fax: (010) 290-027 
  • MILAN: U.S. Consulate General, Via Principe Amedeo, 2/10, 20121....Tel: (02) 290-045-59 Fax: (02) 290-011-65 
  • NAPLES: U.S. Consulate General, Piazza della Repubblica, 80122....Tel: (081) 583-8111 Fax: (081) 761-1869
  • PALERMO: U.S. Consulate General, Via Vaccarini, 1.90143....Tel: (091) 343532 Fax: (091) 343-546 

In order to have an "Atto Notorio" issued by this Consulate applicants must schedule an appointment giving at least two weeks notice. To request an Atto Notorio please fill out the Information sheet you will find on the right hand side of this page and send back to this Office by email at  along with a photocopy of an I.D. of bride, groom and the two witnesses. After sending the information sheet the Consular Officer in charge of the service will set up an appointment with you via email. 

For additional documents and more detailed information regarding the legal formalities to be completed before the marriage will take place, please contact the CIty Hall  (Ufficio Anagrafe) of the city where you intend to marry.

PLEASE NOTE: Fees And times are subject to change, please check in advance. This Consulate General will accept requests to process the appropriate documentation for U.S. citizens wishing to be married in Italy ONLY for residents of this consular jurisdiction (Evidence of residency must be submitted).