Italian Civil Status Certificates

Apostille Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates in Italy for use in Europe and abroad

Apostille Italian Birth death marriage certificates
We legalize Italian Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates with Apostille stamps from Prefectures across Italy.

Birth, marriage and death certificates issued in Italy can be certified with a Hague Convention Apostille stamp from the Prefecture (Prefettura) for the province where the birth, death or marriage was issued.

Apostille processing times vary depending on the Prefecture, but in general Italian Apostilles for civil status certificates take 1-2 weeks

Authorities of countries that have signed the Apostille Convention will recognise Apostilles issued by Italian Prefectures directly as confirmation of authenticity. Otherwise, following certification by the Prefecture, the certificate must be attested by the destination country's embassy in Rome.

See list of Apostille Convention Countries

We can obtain new copies of Italian Birth, death and marriage certificates direct from civil registry offices (ufficio anagrafe e stato civile) across Italy, so there is no need to send your copy to obtain an Apostille. Most registry offices issue certificates in around 1-2 weeks, but this can vary depending on the local office.

Isarey will take care of the entire process in Italy for you. We offer individual assistance certifying your documents and a dedicated project manager to ensure that each process is carried out efficiently and securely.

We deliver apostilled certificates to clients worldwide by secure courier.

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Italian certificates of civil status (marriage, death and birth certificates) do not require an Apostille stamp when required for submission in another Member State of the European Union. For further information, see:
Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Civil status certificates (multilingual extracts from the civil status registers)
Italian birth, marriage and death certificates) issued in accordance with the conventions of the International Commission on Civil and Civil Status should not require Apostille Stamps when being submitted to one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cape Verde, Estonia, France, Germany, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.

Obtaining Italian Civil Status Certificates

We can obtain Italian birth, death and marriage certificates for clients outside Italy requiring apostilles, or certificates can be obtained by submitting a written request in Italian to the Civil Registry OfficeExternal link (opens in new tab) at the local town hall (ufficio anagrafe e stato civile)

If you need to obtain a certificate for an apostille and need advice on how to obtain a valid copy, please contact us

  • Standard Multilingual Extracts

    Multilingual Extracts of birth, death and marriage records are issued in a standardised format according to the Vienna Convention in French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Turkish.

    Unless another type of certificate has been specified by the authority requesting the certificate, these are generally the most appropriate type of certificate for submission to authorities outside Italy.

  • Italian Birth Certificates

    There are 3 types of Birth Certificate available in Italy:

    Birth certificate (Certificato di nascita) - includes first and last name, date and place of birth.

    Birth Extract (Estratto dell’atto di nascita) - includes additional data including the time of birth, hospital, names of parents, and subsequent annotations regarding marriage, divorce, death.

    Complete copy of the birth record (Copia integrale dell’atto di nascita) - a certified copy of the original record at the registry, containing all the entries on the record.

  • Italian Marriage Certificates

    There are 3 types of Marriage Certificate available in Italy:

    Marriage certificate (Certificato di matrimonio) - includes full name of each spouse and date and place of marriage.

    Marriage Extract (Estratto dell’atto di matrimonio) - includes additional data about each spouse and additional annotations on residence, citizenship, divorce.

    Complete copy of the marriage record (Copia integrale dell’atto di matrimonio) - a certified copy of the original record at the registry, containing all the entries on the record.

  • Italian Death Certificates

    There are 3 types of Birth Certificate available in Italy:

    Death certificate - includes first name, surname, date of birth, date and place of death.

    Death Extract - contains additional data including time of death, last place of residence, marital status, information on the deceased's parents, name of the spouse.

    Complete copy of the death record - a certified copy of the original record at the registry, containing all the entries on the record.

Certified translations of Italian death, marriage and birth certificates

When presenting Italian marriage, death and birth certificates and other vital records in countries which do not have Italian as an official language, then a certified translation may be required. The certified translation must meet the requirements of the destination country, so that a translation done locally in Italy may not be valid.

Isarey works with local notaries and sworn translators in a wide range of destination countries. We'll take care of the entire legalization and translation process, so that your certificates are correctly translated and ready to submit:

  • GERMANY: translations into German must be certified by an officially authorized and appointed sworn translator.
  • SPAIN: translator must be authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign AffairsExternal link (opens in new tab) ("Traducción Jurada")
  • FRANCE: translations into French must be certified by a translator accredited by a French court of appeal (Cour d'appel)
  • PORTUGAL: translations into Portuguese can be certified in Portugal by a local notary

For further information about our Italian apostille service and about legalizing birth, death and marriage certificates issued in Italy for use in Europe and abroad, use our online quotation form or send us an email us. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

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