Legalities for Your Italian Wedding
No matter what your nationally is, getting married in Italy does involve a lot of legal paperwork, and even more so if the wedding is a Catholic one. We work with couples of all nationalities, and the requirements vary from country to country.
We will guide you through the paperwork that needs to be put together, as there is a lot which all need to be filled out at specific times and in the correct order. There is some that you can complete in your home country, and some which you are legally required to fill out in Italy. We always make sure to maximise your visits to Italy, so you can be completing site inspections and then in the afternoon fill out any appropriate paper work. Through working with consulates we make sure we are up to date. We are of course watching every step of Brexit and any changes it may impact towards the legal paperwork needed for your destination wedding.
Through our expertise and careful planning we can help you with the legal paperwork and documentation so you can be assured that your perfect wedding day will go smoothly and efficiently.
Additionally please let us know if you are any of the following:
-If one of you is Russian please let us know as there is considerably more documentation which is required.
- If you have previously changed your name by deed poll
Translators and Interpreters
You may already have ties in Italy and may be able to speak Italian already. If not, then we can arrange for interpreters. It is a necessity that non-Italian citizens who do not speak Italian must have an interpreter present at the presentation of documentation and at their wedding ceremony. We have a range of contacts who can perform this for you on your wedding day. Additionally, for catholic weddings we endeavour to find another priest who can speak English or if not a brother or nun to perform the role of interpreter
Before starting we strongly advise you to consult the Italian Embassy or Consulate for first-hand information on the legal requirements for getting married in Italy or Direct.gov
In this page we will talk only about UK citizen, but we can help any other citizen to obtain their documents to get married in Italy.
MARRIAGE APPLICATIONThe marriage of UK citizens conducted in Italy is legally binding under UK . You will need to obtain a Nulla Osta, which is the document required by the Italian Authorities for the marriage to take place. This can be obtained as follows:
- Obtain a Certificate of No Impediment. This is done by Giving Notice (publishing the Banns) at your local registry office no more than six months before your wedding date. 23 days after you have given notice the registry office will release a CNI, Certificate of No Impediment.