Vital records certificates are documents issued and maintained by governmental authorities that describe and certify major life events. Providing a vital record certificate may become necessary when you are dealing with an inheritance, you need to apply for Italian citizenship, you want to get married in Italy, or you need to retrieve information on Italian ancestors.
Unfortunately, retrieving vital records certificates in Italy can be tricky. There is no national database and records are not usually available online, but they are kept in the town hall archives by the Registrar of Vital Statistics, in Italian Ufficio dello Stato Civile, in the municipality where the event occurred. Requests for vital records certificates must be in Italian and the applicant must provide all relevant information. Obtaining a vital record certificate from an Italian municipality may take 6 to 12 weeks plus shipping time to your location.
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