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This week I want to tell you something more about the steps you need to consider if you are planning of having a civil wedding ceremony in Italy.
If your future husband and you are both resident in the UK and both British citizens, remember that:
> There is no requirement for a residency stay in Italy for getting married here
> You need to give notice of your marriage, to the Superintending Registrar, in your local district, where you live in the UK. You will need to wait then between 17 to 23 days whilst the banns are publicized. If there are no complications, the couple will be issued with a certificate of non-impediment, which is a document any Italian Registar office will need to allow you to get married in Italy. The certificate of non-impediment does not require translation into Italian or legislation by means of an Apostille (“legalizzazione della firma del signatario del document”)
> This document along with your basic documents and the first five pages of your passport must be sent to the British Consulate in the Italian city where you wish to marry
> Once the paperwork is with the Consulate it may only takes 3 -5 days to process
> A Nulla Osta is then issued which must be taken to the Anagrafe (Registry office) in order to book a date for the wedding. Then each city can ask for different formats to be filled in ( i.e a format through which general information about the couple are given)
Keep tuned with us as we would tell you in a next article what would happen once the ceremony is performed…
Picture courtesy of Danilo Maraschi