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Registration of birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates

 

Registration of birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates

The Consulate General of Italy in Melbourne provides consular services to Italian citizens residing in this consular district and who are registered with AIRE (Registry Office of Italians resident abroad). The Consulate sends Australian birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates to the municipalities in Italy for registration.

To request the registration of a birth, marriage or death certificate, no appointment is required. You may come to the Consulate during office hours.

To request the registration of your divorce certificate you are instead required to make an appointment with the Consulate, using the automatic booking system Prenota On Line.

All documentation that is to be submitted must be original, with apostille and translation into Italian. Please note that this documentation will not be returned.

REGISTRATION IN ITALY OF A BIRTH (APPOINTMENT NOT NEEDED)

Documents to be submitted:

  1. Original birth certificate (Full Birth Certificate) with Apostille and translation into Italian. Please note that the certificate will not be returned.
    1. A Full Birth Certificate can be applied for at the Registrar of Births and Marriages -595 Collins Street Melbourne ph. 1300 369 367
    2. The Apostille is a stamp affixed to the back of the original birth certificate and you can request to have this done at the Department of Foreign Affairs – Level 2, Collins Square, Docklands VIC 3008 747 Collins Street – ph. 1300 935 260.
    3. The translation can be done by using this template - strictly NOT to be filled in by hand - (refer to the list on the right) or you can request to have it officially translated by a NAATI translator. For a list of translators please see www.naati.com.au
  2. Copies of both parents’ photo ID.

N.B. If the child's parents were married abroad, and the marriage was not registered in Italy they must do so before registering the birth of the children

REGISTRATION IN ITALY OF A MARRIAGE (APPOINTMENT NOT NEEDED)

Documents to be submitted: 

  1. Original marriage certificate with Apostille and translation into Italian. Please note that the certificate will not be returned.
    1. A Marriage Certificate can be applied for at the Registrar of Births and Marriages -595 Collins Street Melbourne ph. 1300 369 367
    2. The Apostille is a stamp affixed to the back of the original marriage certificate and you can request to have this done at the Department of Foreign Affairs – Level 2, Collins Square, Docklands VIC 3008 747 Collins Street – ph. 1300 935 260
    3. The translation can be done by using this template - strictly NOT to be filled in by hand - (refer to the list on the right) or you can request to have it officially translated by a NAATI translator. For a list of translators please see www.naati.com.au
  2. Copies of both spouses’ photo ID.

N.B. Marriage certificates issued by Churches/Parishes/other religious authorities/Marriage celebrants are not valid for registration.

REGISTRATION IN ITALY OF A DIVORCE CERTIFICATE (APPOINTMENT NEEDED)

Documents to be submitted:

  1. Original divorce certificate (Divorce Order or Certificate of Divorce or Decree Nisi or Decree Absolute of dissolution of marriage) with authentic stamp of the Court, as well as an Apostille and translation into Italian
    1. The Apostille is a stamp affixed to the back of the original divorce certificate and you can request to have this done at the Department of Foreign Affairs – Level 2, Collins Square, Docklands VIC 3008 747 Collins Street – ph. 1300 935 260
    2. The translation must be done by an official NAATI translator. For a list of translators please see www.naati.com.au.

All original documentation will be retained by this Consulate.

REGISTRATION IN ITALY OF A DEATH CERTIFICATE (APPOINTMENT NOT NEEDED)

Documents to be submitted:

  1. Original Death Certificate which can be applied for at the Registrar of Births and Marriages -595 Collins Street Melbourne ph. 1300 369 367 with Apostille and translation into Italian. Please note that the certificate will not be returned.
    1. The Apostille is a stamp affixed to the back of the original divorce certificate and you can request to have this done at the Department of Foreign Affairs – Level 2, Collins Square, Docklands VIC 3008 747 Collins Street – ph. 1300 935 260
  2. Documentation which proves Italian citizenship of the deceased (if not already registered at the Consulate).

Author:

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