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Registering Divorce Abroad


Registering Divorce Abroad

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1) Entire certified copy of Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage;

2) "Certificate of fact" also called "Certificate of the Clerk" or "Certificate of Non-Appeal"from the Superior Court that issued the Final Divorce Sentence (one must go to the Court of Appeal, the higher court, to get this document), with apostille and translation into italian in order to establish that no appeal or reopening of the case has been filed during the six months after the final divorce.

3) "APOSTILLE" issued by the "Secretary of State" (See: Secretaries of State within the jurisdiction of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles) of the state where the divorce took place to be applied on documents specified on nos. 1 and 2 of this list;

4) Translation in Italian of all pages of the documents specified in points 1,2;

5) Documents 1,2 and 4 must be presented in a set of certified copy and a set of photocopies;

6) Proof of being in possession of the Italian citizenship at the date of the dissolution of marriage;

7) Sworn Affidavit stating a) that the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage is not in contrast with a similar one issued by an Italian Court b) that application for the dissolution of marriage has not been submitted to an Italian Court before the beginning of the discussion of the case in a foreign Court);

8) Request addressed to the Mayor of your Comune to register the divorce (Richiesta trascrizione del divorzio al Sindaco);

9) Application form to register in Italy divorce abroad.