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Australian and US citizens wishing to marry in Italy


Australian and US citizens wishing to marry in Italy

Australian or US citizens wishing to marry in Italy, should produce an affidavit to their Consulate or Embassy in Italy in order to obtain a clearance to marry to present to the Municipality where the wedding will be conducted. This affidavit, called Atto Notorio, is drafted by this Consulate General and is valid for six months from the date of its issue.

Affidavits are only drafted by this Consulate General, through an appointment (click here). Applicants must complete the form online available via the link below.

On the date of the appointment, applicants must be accompanied by four adult witnesses, bearing no relation to the applicants, and present the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate (full birth certificate), apostilled and translated into Italian
  • Single Status Certificate, no record result, issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (595 Collins Street) also apostilled and translated into Italian
  • Current and valid Passport
  • Proof of address document
  • If applicable, divorce sentence, apostilled and translated into Italian or death certificate of the previous spouse.

All four witnesses must produce their IDs at the appointment (passport or driver’s licence are sufficient proof).

Consular Officers must sight the originals of the documents listed above. Once sighted they will be returned to applicants as they will need to be produced to local authorities in Italy.

NAATI registered translators ( can translate documents into Italian and apostilles can be obtained by booking an appointment with the Australian Passport Office, Level 2, Collins Square, 747 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008, phone number 1300 935 260.

Based on the number of documents requested, on a case by case basis, the cost of the affidavit might range between 250 to 300 dollars AUD payable by debit / credit card.

Should one of the applicants not be an Australian or US citizen,  the afore-mentioned documents are only required for the Australian or US future spouse. Whichever the case, both applicants must always be accompanied by four witnessess at their appointment.

If both applicants are (also) EU citizens, this affidavit is not a required. 


application form atto notorio