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Registering Birth Abroad


Registering Birth Abroad


The Vital Records Department will receive public by appointment only. For Appointments CLICK HERE


  • REGISTRATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES OF MINORS: it is only possible to register the birth certificate of a minor born abroad if ALL PREVIOUS VITAL RECORDS OF ITALIAN PARENT(S) - previous marriages and divorces- have already been submitted for registration in Italy. Above the age of 18 is considered a recognition of Italian Citizenship and a consular fee must be submitted with the registration request. (Please submit a cashier's check or money order in the amount refered to in our Consular fee chart, Art. 07B, made out to the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.)

  • If you were NOT MARRIED at the time your child was born, you also need to submit an “acknowledgement/declaration of paternity”, to be requested at the same office where the certificate of birth was issued. The certificate must also be notarized with the Apostille and translated by the applicant or by an official translator.

  • Before delivering or mailing the documentation please verify all information appearing on the birth certificate (names, dates and city of birth) are correct. In case of any errors you will need to request an amendment from the office that issued the document.

1 - Certified Long Form of Certificate of Birth translated into Italian;

2 - "APOSTILLE" issued by the "Secretary of State" (See Secretaries of State within the jurisdiction of the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles) in which the birth took place;

3 - Application form to register in Italy individuals born abroad duly filled out;

4 - a) Italian parent(s) residing in Italy and submitting an application by mail must include their Citizenship Certificate and Residence Certificate issued by the Italian Comune;

b) If the application is submitted in person by Italian parent(s) at the Consulate it is necessary to produce a valid Italian passport;

c) If the application is submitted by the beneficiary already "eighteen or older" it’s necessary to submit proof of citizenship or entitlement to it.

5 - Copy of the foreign parent's birth certificate (translation and apostille not required).