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Registry office

 

Registry office

Please note that, starting from 16th February 2019, theEU Regulation n. 2016/1191 came into force. It provides administrative simplification for the exhibition of documents issued by the authorities of EU Member States.

Under this regulation (available at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/IT/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32016R1191), legalization (or similar procedures) are no longer required for administrative documents, notary deeds, sentences and consular documents issued by other EU Member States.

N. B. Italian nationals requesting the above- mentioned certificates in Multilingual Standard Format (MSF) from British authorities, will first need get their birth or marriage certificates registered by the local British Registry Office. Then, will need to request the Local Registry Office to forward their own certificate to the General Registry Office (GRO). The GRO office, located in Southport, near Liverpool, will issue the certificate in multilingual format by post, upon payment of the relevant fee.

Please consult the UK GRO website for further relevant information about fees and post delivery times.

Please note that if you need the certificate sooner, a priority service is available

As regards all British certificates (birth, marriage, civil partnership, death, etc.) issued pursuant to the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953, they will need to be legalised with an Apostille and translated into Italian in order to have them registered in Italy.

For any further information about British rules and procedures, please check the following links:

  1. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/IT/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32016R1191
  2. Google => GRO Fees => https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/fees.asp => Multilingual Standard Forms (MSF)
  3. www.gov.uk/bmdcertificates

Please note that the Apostille and translation into Italian are not required for Multilingual Standard Format (MSF) certificates (in compliance with EU Regulation n. 2016/1191).

The Registry Office (statocivile.londra@esteri.it) deals with the registration of British birth, marriage certificates, entries in the Civil Partnership Regstry and divorce decrees relating to Italian citizens.

The Registry Office forwards the above-mentioned certificates to the relevant Italian ‘’Comune’’ (Town Hall) to obtain referenced registration. Death certificates are forwarded by our Social Services.

Furthermore the Registry Office assists all Italian citizens registered with Aire in the following matters : publications of Marriage Bans and applications for a change of name or last name.

For further information please refer to: DPR nr. 396/2000 and Dgls nr. 71/2001

All the certificates are given a registration by the appropriate "Comune" Aire according to the latest residence in Italy.

When a marriage took place in a specific ‘’Comune’’ of Italy, related divorce decree occurring abroad must be sent to that ‘’Comune’’ for registration.

CERTIFICATES: this Consulate General cannot issue birth, marriage, death, divorce certificates which are issued only by the Italian ‘’Comune’’ (PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM TO SEND TO THE COMUNE IN ITALY); we can only issue marital status, family and a comprehensive (civil status, residence and citizenship) certificate (please click here to download form) and certificate of no impediment for marriages abroad (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM). Please click here for the Consular fees section.

To return your certificate, please send a pre-stamped, self-addressed envelope, photocopy of your valid Italian passport and a postal order for the correct amount made out to Consolato Generale d’Italia.

We can also legalise translations of Registry Certificates.

Registry Office hours : Monday to Friday (Thursday closed), 9:00 to 12:00 to collect certificates

NOTICE:
Please be informed that this Office will process all registration documents in accordance with law and the chronological order of arrival.

Content:

TO REGISTER A BIRTH

TO REGISTER A MARRIAGE

TO REGISTER A CIVIL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN PERSONS OF THE SAME GENDER

TO REGISTER A DIVORCE

MARRIAGE BANNS

ITALIAN CITIZENS GETTING MARRIED ABROAD

APLICATION FOR A CHANGE OF NAME OR LAST NAME


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