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Civil status

The civil status concerns the set of facts or manifestations of will inherent to a citizen’s life: birth, marriage, civil union, death, divorce, citizenship. Italian citizens are obliged to declare all changes in their civil status (by producing the relevant acts of the competent local authorities, translated and legalised) and that occur during their stay abroad.

Acts of civil status relating to events occurring abroad may be submitted by the interested parties and by anyone who has an interest in them either directly to the Italian municipality to which they belong (art. 12, paragraph 11, D.P.R. n. 396/2000) or to the competent consular office (the one of residence of the interested party or the one in whose district the acts were drawn up).

Citizens residing in Botswana, Eswatini and Mozambique may request the consular office to transcribe the civil status deeds with their Municipality of AIRE registration by filling in the form Request for transcription of civil status deeds. Together with the form, the original civil status certificate must be submitted (with an apostille issued by the competent authorities for Botswana-formulated deeds or by the Ministry of Foreign Affaris in Mbabane for Eswatini-formulated deeds). The Consular Office shall provide for the translation or verification of its conformity with the original text and legalisation (for deeds drawn up in Mozambique).

The Consular Office also assists citizens residing in the district with marriage publications on the consular register, where provided for by the legislation, and with the issuing of declarations of matrimonial capacity to enter into marriage before the local authorities.