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Italy Marriage License Requirements

ID Requirement:

Passport or military ID. Certified birth certificates,  translated into Italian are required also. You will also need the declaration Atto Notorio which you can obtain from the Italian Consulate in the U.S. Additionally, you will be asked to provide a copy of the Nulla Osta, which is a statement sworn before an U.S. Consular officer in Italy.

Residency Requirement:


Previous Marriages:

If you are divorced or widowed, you need to show evidence such as an original death certificate or divorce decree. You need to have these translated into Italian.

Covenant Marriage Option:


Waiting Period in Italy:

Posting of banns for Italian residents takes place over two consecutive Sundays. Nonresidents do not have a waiting period.

Fees in Italy:

A legal package from a wedding vendor may run as much as €1,500. There will also be other fees charged by the U.S. Consular offices with the declarations needed. Plan on spending roughly $500.

Other Tests:

No other tests.

Proxy Marriage:


Cousin Marriage:


Common Law Marriage:

Yes. Italy has a common law marriage registry.

Same Sex Marriages:

No. However, in Pisa and Florence, same-sex couples may register as domestic partners. It is a symbolic gesture, and couples who register as same-sex partners are not legally married.


Two are required to be with you at the Civil Registrar where you will be married. Under 18:If you are under 21 years old, you must have an affidavit of consent of your parents or legal guardian.


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