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Stato civile

 

Stato civile

 

CIVIL STATUS


The Consular Section of the Embassy handles the registration, updating and maintenance of the Civil Registries regarding citizenship, births, marriages, and deaths. In particular, it receives acts emitted by Sri Lankan and Maldivian  authorities and transmit them to Italian municipalities for registration. 

BIRTH

Children of parents of whom at least one is an Italian citizen, even if they are born abroad and have citizenship in another country, are Italian citizens : therefore, their births must be registered in Italy.

In order to register a birth it is necessary to bring the following documents to the Consular Section of the Embassy:

 

 

 

  • Birth certificate issued by the Civil Registry of Sri Lanka or Maldives, translated into English and Italian (the English copy must be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of residence);
  • Documentation proving the Italian citizenship of at least one of the parents (identity card, Italian passport, certificate of Italian citizenship).  

MARRIAGE

In order to have legal value in Italy a marriage celebrated abroad must be transcribed at the authorised municipality in Italy.

The persons concerned are required to bring personally to the Consular Section of the Embassy the following documents, to be forwarded to the authorised Italian municipality for registration :

 

 

        • Marriage certificate issued by the local authorities, translated in English and Italian (the English copy must be legalized by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs);
        • Certificato di stato libero of the Italian citizen;
        • Gramaseveka certificate, eventually translated in English and legalized by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the Srilankan citizen;
        • Affidavit of the Srilankan citizen, regarding his/her civil status before the marriage;
        • Birth certificate of the Srilankan citizen, translated in English and legalized by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


DIVORCE

A divorce ruling pronounced abroad is not automatically considered valid in Italy. The documentation required for transmission are:

 

 

  • the final ruling (original or authenticated copy) translated in English and legalized by the Sri Lankan ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

These documents need to be in certified copy bearing the authentic stamp of the court. If the documents are valid, the Embassy sends the documents to the Italian municipality that asks the permission of an Italian court for the registration of the divorce.
 

DEATH

The death of an Italian citizen abroad has to be registered in Italy. Documents necessary for registering deaths are:

 

 

 

  • death certificate issued by the competent registry office of Sri Lanka or Maldives, duly translated and Legalized;
  • documentation of the deceased’s citizenship: identity card, Italian passport or certificate of Italian citizenship.

 

All certificates denoting civil status issued by the local authorities have to be presented in original and, where necessary, authenticated and translated into Italian in order for the Consular Section to send them to the competent municipality.  



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