A guide for British Citizens who want to get married in Italy.
As of 01/03/2013, the procedure for British nationals, resident in the UK, planning to marry in Italy is one of 4 steps.
A CERTIFICATE OF NO IMPEDIMENT
You need to obtain a Certificate of No Impediment, which is issued in the UK. To do this you must give notice of marriage to your local registry office. The form can be found on the FCO’s website.
After your notice has been posted for the required period you will be issued with a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage signed and dated by your local Registrar. You must ensure that the name appears as in your passport.
2. A STATUTORY DECLARATION
While you are waiting for your Certificate of No Impediment you should make a statutory declaration before a solicitor or public notary in the UK. Coppolaw’s Solicitor Fernanda Stefani can assist you with this process for a competitive fixed fee.
3. LEGALISING YOUR DOCUMENTS FOR ITALIAN AUTHORITIES
When you have your Certificate of No Impediment and you have made your Statutory Declaration, you need to send them both to the FCO Legalisation Office for each to be legalised with a Hague Apostille.
The Legalisation Office will charge for this. You can check the current charges and procedure on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Website.
4. TRANSLATION OF YOUR CERTIFICATE OF NO IMPEDIMENT (CNI)
Once both these documents have been legalised, you will then need to have the legalised Certificate of No Impediment translated. As it will become an Italian legal document it should be translated by a translator based in Italy and sworn before the Italian courts or an Italian Justice of the Peace. Our Italian Lawyer, Avvocato Giuseppe Coppola can assist you with this.
Each British national resident in the UK will then have;
A Certificate of No Impediment issued in the UK, legalised in the UK and then translated officially in Italy.
A bilingual Statutory Declaration legalised in the UK.
A UK Passport.
Once all of these documents have been prepared, they should be sent directly to us which we will then send to the town hall where you will get married.
Your Certificate of No Impediment will be valid for 6 months from the date on your English, Welsh or Northern Irish CNI or three months if presenting a Scottish CNI.
With Coppolaw’s team of British Solicitors and Italian Lawyers fluent in English, we can assist you in a cost and time efficient manner to do the above steps in order to successfully complete your marriage in Italy.
Contact us now for a same day appointment! E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Calls us on +44 7383 828368 or +39 334 375 6736. Visit our website on: www.coppolaw.com or www.coppolastudiolegale.com