Specifics for UK Citizens
For British Nationals who both reside in the UK, please see procedures below & also click on the British Embassy website https://www.gov.uk/marriage-abroad. Their website continues to provide instructions on the steps to follow for those living in the UK, as well as provide the necessary forms you will need to complete, including the template for the Statutory Declaration - https://www.gov.uk/marriage-abroad/y/italy/uk/uk_england/partner_local/opposite_sex
There is also a handy video which gives clear instructions on how to proceed with getting a CNI in the UK for your marriage in Italy - http://youtu.be/EhPz7-wjWjc
When both parties are British nationals and both are resident in the UK
You cannot start the documentation process more than 6 months before your wedding date, or 3 months if you are resident in Scotland.
There are 4 simple steps that each British national, resident in the UK must follow to get the right paperwork for marrying in Italy.
Step 1 - Certificate of No Impediment (CNI)
You both need to obtain what's called a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) which is issued in the UK.
To do this you must both give notice of marriage to your local registry office. After your notice has been posted for the required period you will each be issued with a "Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage", signed and dated by your local Registrar. This should take around 28 days.
It is essential that the names you give to the Registrar, which will appear on your Certificates of No Impediment, are exactly the same as written in your passports. For example, Jim Harris on the Certificate, and James Harris-Ford on your passport might mean that the Italian authorities will reject your paperwork and refuse to allow the marriage to go ahead. Please take your passport with you to the Registry Office, just to be absolutely certain.
Step 2 - The Statutory Declaration
While you are waiting for your Certificates of No Impediment you should make a statutory declaration (1 for each of the spouses) before a solicitor or public notary in the UK. (Be sure you write in your full names EXACTLY as spelled on your passports and your CNIs.)
The declaration is required by the Italian authorities and gives additional information that isn't detailed on your Certificate of No Impediment. The solicitor or public notary will charge a fee for this service. Fees will vary so it might be worth shopping around. Download the bi-lingual statutory declaration from the website
Step 3 - Legalizing your documents for the Italian authorities
When you both have your Certificates of No Impediment and you have both made your Statutory Declarations, you need to send them to the Legalization Office for each to be legalized with a Hague Apostille. The Legalization Office will charge for this.
Step 4 - Translation of your Certificate of No Impediment
Once both these documents have been legalized, you will then need to have the legalised Certificates of No Impediment translated. As it will become an Italian legal document it should be translated by a translator based in Italy and sworn before the Italian courts or an Italian Justice of the Peace. Note: Slow Dreams offers translation services for this step - 150E. See Weddings in Italy - cost prices under other Services
Each British national resident in the UK should have:
Please note, under Italian law, a woman who has been divorced or widowed and wishes to re-marry in Italy cannot do so until 300 days have passed from the date of her divorce/death of husband. It is possible, however, to apply for a dispensation to this through the Civil Law Courts (Tribunale Civile). Further information should be obtained from the town hall (Comune) of the area where the marriage is to take place and you will probably need to appoint a lawyer.
Once all of the above documents have been prepared, post directly to Slow Dreams wedding planner by a reputable courier (e.g., FedEx) that has a tracking number. Do not post by Royal Mail.
Finally please note that your Certificate of No Impediment will be valid for six months from the date on your English, Welsh or Northern Irish CNI or three months if presenting a Scottish CNI.
- a Certificate of No Impediment - issued in the UK, legalized in the UK and then translated officially in Italy
- a bilingual Statutory Declaration legalized in the UK
Specifics for US Citizens
There are two approval processes for US Citizens:
2 Hour Expedited Process for Acquiring Approval to Marry in Italy
If any of the following criteria apply to you then you should consider the new "no-hassle approval process for US citizens" but only if you are having a civil ceremony. If you want a catholic ceremony, the no-hassle approval process doesn't apply.
Steps to Get the Normal Approval for Legal Wedding
There are three approvals you must get: for legal civil wedding:
- Either or both have been divorced
- You live far from the nearest Italian consulate
- You just want to eliminate much of the hassle
ATTO NOTORIO (steps to be taken in the U.S.)
Step 1 - Collect all necessary documents for each of the couple. These are:
- Atto Notorio - You obtain this from your nearest Italian Consulate or Embassy in the U.S. This should be done not more than 3 months prior to the wedding. See below.
- Sworn Statement (Nulla Osta) - you obtain this from a US consulate/Embassy in Italy - See below examples of the process for the Consulate/Embassy in Naples (if marrying in the South) and Rome and Florence (if marrying in Tuscany). Ask us about other cities. This should be done not more than 3 months prior to the wedding. See below.
- Local Approval - We obtain this for you - see below.
Step 2 - Authenticate Documents
All public records issued outside of Italy and intended for use in Italy must have a "Hague certification," or Apostille, which is a form affixed to a public record by the appropriate government authority.
In The US - Contact the Secretary of State of the U.S. state issuing the document under the terms of a treaty.
Step 3 - Have all documents translated into Italian
All documents (except Passport) must be translated into Italian and the translation must be certified by an Italian Consular Officer before proceeding to Step 4. The addresses of translation services and the Italian Embassy or nearest Consulate can be found in the telephone directory of any large or fairly large city. You may also check with the web site of the Italian Embassy in your country.
Step 4 - Obtain an "Atto Notorio" from the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the U.S.
This document cannot be issued more than 3 months before the wedding otherwise it will expire.
ATTO NOTORIO consists of a meeting in front of the Italian Consulate (in the U.S.) with witnesses in which a declaration relative to the civil status (single, divorced, etc.) of the couple is made. An official document is then drawn up to present for filing purposes here in Italy. You must order the form from the Italian Consulate and/or call and find out when an appointment can be set up for this to be done. Some Consulates require only 2 witnesses per couple (not relatives) to witness the Atto Notorio while others can require up to 4 per person to appear (total of 8). Make sure that you double check on how many witnesses are needed as it varies from location to location.
Bring the originals (with the Apostille) and the translations of your birth certificates (and divorce/annulment decree and/or death certificate of previous spouse, if applicable) to this appointment. Make sure that the Consulate stamps the translations of all the documents, including the Atto Notorio.
Note: PLEASE BE SURE THAT AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE OF THE ATTO NOTORIO THE DETAIL "REPUBBLICA ITALIANA" AND "CONSOLATO GENERALE D'ITALIA" ARE SPECIFICALLY WRITTEN, OTHERWISE THE ATTO NOTORIO IS NOT VALID.
Step 5 - Fax us copies of all of your documents at least 6 weeks before the event.
We will check everything and continue the paperwork on this end. Keep the originals and hand carry them when you come to Italy (don't check them at the airport).
Sworn Statement (Nulla Osta) - Naples
- Passports or, where appropriate, an Armed Forces identification card, final approval from his/her commanding officer for the marriage
- An original birth certificate (long form) which shows the names of the parents with Apostille seal.
- Where appropriate - divorce or annulment decree or death certificate of previous spouse with Apostille seal.
- Sworn Statement (Nulla Osta) from US Consulate in NAPLES (for those getting married in Southern Italy)
Slow Dreams can accompany you for this process. We have a guide that charges for this service (150E).
SWORN STATEMENT (NULLA OSTA) is the final declaration/sworn statement to be made in Italy before a U.S. Consular Officer at the American Consulate in Naples, Italy stating that according to the laws to which the citizen is subject in their home country there is no obstacle to his or her marriage. All documents must be shown to the Consular Officer at the time of making this declaration. U.S. military personnel must also present final approval of his/her commanding officer for the marriage.
American Consulate - The Notarial section is located at Piazza della Repubblica, Room 201, and the telephone number is, from inside Italy, 081-583-8220081-583-8220/8221 and from outside Italy, you must first dial (011) 39. This service is performed Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon for a fee of around $50.00 per person (cash only) or equivalent in Euros. This fee is subject to change. This fee is waived for U.S. military personnel serving in the Naples Consular District. Both U.S. citizens MUST schedule an appointment for a notarial service -
- Authentication of SWORN STATEMENT (NULLA OSTA) at a different location (Prefettura) in Naples
- After signing the NULLA OSTA at the Consulate in Naples, it MUST be authenticated with an Apostille seal at the Ufficio Legalizzazioni of the Prefettura on the 3rd floor. You must first purchase stamps for each Nulla Osta (EUR 16.00 per each U.S. citizen) - costs of stamps subject to change.
The Ufficio Legalizzazioni of the PREFETTURA in Naples is situated in VIA VESPUCCI and is open on MONDAYS; WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Note: the easiest way to reach the Prefeturra from the Consulate is by taxi. It will take approximately 15 minutes.
VERY IMPORTANT: Your full name must be written in the same way on PASSPORTS, ATTO NOTORIO and NULLA OSTA.
Fax us copies of all of your documents at least 6 weeks before the event.
We will check everything and continue the paperwork on this end. Keep the originals and hand carry them when you come to Italy (don't check them at the airport).
Sworn Statement (Nulla Osta) - ROME
- Sworn Statement (Nulla Osta) from US Embassy in ROME (for those getting married in Tuscany)
Please note that you will need to spend at least 3 nights in Rome to get the sworn statement issued at the Embassy & authenticated at the Prefettura
SWORN STATEMENT (NULLA OSTA) is the final declaration/sworn statement to be made in Italy before a U.S. Consular Officer at the American Embassy in Rome, Italy stating that according to the laws to which the citizen is subject in their home country there is no obstacle to his or her marriage. All documents must be shown to the Consular Officer at the time of making this declaration. U.S. military personnel must also present final approval of his/her commanding officer for the marriage.
American Embassy - The Notarial section is located at via Vittorio Veneto 121 - 00187 Roma,
and the telephone number is, from inside Italy, 06-46741 and from outside Italy, you must first dial (011) 39. This service is performed ONLY Tuesdays & Thursdays
(except holidays) from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m
. for a fee of around $50.00 per person (cash only) or equivalent in Euros. Both U.S. citizens MUST schedule an appointment for a notarial service - https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/
- Authentication of SWORN STATEMENT (NULLA OSTA) at a different location (Prefettura) in Rome
- After signing the NULLA OSTA at the Embassy in Rome, it MUST be authenticated with an Apostille seal at the Ufficio Legalizzazioni of the Prefettura. You must first purchase stamps for each Nulla Osta (EUR 16.00 per each U.S. citizen) - costs of stamps subject to change.
The Ufficio Legalizzazioni of the PREFETTURA in Rome is situated in Viale Ostiense 131L
and is open on MONDAY; TUESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY
(closed Wednesday) from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Note: the easiest way to reach the Prefeturra from the Embassy is by taxi. It will take approximately 20 minutes.
Sworn Statement (Nulla Osta) - Florence
Sworn Statement (Nulla Osta) from US Consulate in FLORENCE (for those getting married in Tuscany).
Please note that you will need to spend at least 2 nights in Florence in order to get the sworn statement (Nulla Osta) because the marriage office at American Consulate in Florence takes appointments ONLY on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 - 12 noon. The Consulate does not accept appointments far in advance - you must wait 1 month before your to make appointment.
Then you must go to a different location - Prefettura in Florence to get the Sworn Statement (Nulla Ostas) authenticated Monday – Friday (9 – 11 a.m.) & on Thursdays (2 - 4 p.m.) except Holidays
- If you get your “Dichiarazione Giurata”/sworn statement on Tuesday, then you more than likely need to go Wednesday morning to this office to get them authenticated, as it may be closed by the time you are finished with the Consulate.
- If you get your “Dichiarazione Giurata”/sworn statement on Thursday, then it’s doable to go Thursday in the afternoon before they close at 4:00 to get them authenticated. If not, you will have to go Friday morning.
- If you go on either Wednesday or Friday, it is very important that you arrive NO LATER THAN 8:30 as there could be a long queue outside of the office waiting for them to open. Once the doors open, you need to get a number from the machine and wait to be called to authenticate your Nulla Ostas. They accept so many numbers per day.
- This whole process in Florence may take a total of 2 days.
Getting Approval from The Local Town in Italy
- For outdoor weddings (civil or non-catholic religious) - Just the two of you will appear at the town hall with two witnesses (local residents known to the mayor - supplied by Slow Dreams) with all required original documents described above. The mayor or registrar will conduct a brief and informal ceremony (dress can be be informal but respectful). The mayor or minister will then meet you later (hours or days) at the venue you have chosen with Slow Dreams. He will then conduct a full Italian marriage ceremony in front of your guests. Slow Dreams will provide witnesses and translator for both the town and outdoor ceremonies - see ceremony packages.
- For town-hall weddings (civil) - You will appear with your guests at the town hall with two witnesses (local residents known to the mayor - supplied by Slow Dreams) with all required original documents described above. The mayor or registrar will conduct a full Italian civil marriage ceremony. Slow Dreams will provide witnesses and translator for both the town and outdoor ceremonies
- For Catholic Weddings - Click here.
Specifics for Citizens of Eire (Republic of Ireland)
See civil wedding regulations and on-line booking process at:
If a religious ceremony is performed by a Roman Catholic priest, a separate civil ceremony is unnecessary but the priest must register the marriage with the Ufficiale di Stato Civile in order for it to be legal. Because of the special Italian requirements applicable to marriage performed by non-Roman Catholic clergymen, the latter usually insist on a prior civil ceremony before performing a religious ceremony in order to ensure the legality of the marriage.
The Church requires the same documents as a civil service, as well as other documents which you should discuss with the church authorities
For further information we advise you to get in contact with the Civil Registrar and the Church of the city or town where the marriage is to take place or the Irish Embassy in Rome:
Embassy of Ireland
Piazza di Campitelli 3
Tel. 00 39 06 6979121
Fax 00 39 06
For information on Church weddings please access the weddings site of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome: www.irishcollege.org
(or contact Archbishop's House in Drumcondra, Dublin)
Specifics For Australian Citizens
MARRIAGE IN ITALY
Australian government representatives cannot perform marriage ceremonies and you cannot get married at an Australian Embassy or Consulate.
BEFORE ARRIVING IN ITALY
- Before leaving Australia, we strongly recommend that you obtain an Atto Notorio (sworn declaration) from the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the state in which you reside.
- Make sure you travel with your Australian passport. If you were married before, bring evidence of the termination of your previous marriage.
Please note that a divorced woman who wants to marry again within 300 days of the date of her divorce must contact the local Italian authorities and seek special permission from an Italian magistrate. Otherwise, she must allow the required period of 300 days to elapse. If you are widowed, you must bring the death certificate of your previous spouse. Certificates can be obtained from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Please note that all certificates including divorce certificates or death certificates certifying termination of your previous marriage MUST be ORIGINALS. Photocopies are not accepted.
ONCE IN ITALY
In addition to the Atto Notorio, an Australian citizen intending to get married in Italy will need to make a Sworn Declaration (Nulla Osta). This Sworn Declaration must be signed, whether you are single, divorced or widowed, in the presence of an Australian Consular officer at the Australian Embassy in Rome, Via Antonio Bosio 5, Tel:06/8527224606/85272246, (or Australian Consulate-General in Milan: via Borgogna 2 Tel: 02/7767421702/77674217- open Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 17.00 and Friday from 9.00 to 16.00).
Please contact the Consular Section before attending as an appointment is required in order to obtain the Nulla Osta.
A Nulla Osta literally states that "there are no impediments," or that one is free to marry. The Nulla Osta (Sworn Declaration) is valid for six months and costs the Euro equivalent of A$50.00 per Australian citizen.
Please note that payments can only be made in cash as credit card services are not available at the Australian Embassy.
The Nulla Osta must then be legalised by the Uffico Legalizzazioni of the Prefettura. The details of the Prefettura in Rome are: Viale Ostiense, 131L, 2nd floor, Scala B, Rome - open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm. Before going to the Prefettura, you will need to purchase a revenue stamp (marca da bollo) which costs Euro 14,62 (approx.) at a tobacconist (tabaccaio) to take with you.
If you are unable to obtain an "Atto di notoriet per uso matrimonio" (also known as Atto Notorio) from an Italian Consulate in Australia, you may obtain one from the Tribunale Civile in Italy. Below we have provided contact details and opening hours of the Tribunale Civile in Rome, although Atti Notori may be obtained from any Tribunale Civile in Italy.
You may call the Tribunale Civile in Rome to set an appointment at the number below between the hours of 09.00 and 13.00 Monday to Friday.
Contact details for the Tribunale Civile in Rome:
Tribunale Civile di Roma
Office for "Atti Notori"
Viale Giulio Cesare 54/B
1st floor, Room 86 - Tel: +39 063577 296+39 063577 296
Morning: Monday to Friday : 9:00 to 13.00
Afternoon: Thursday 15:00 pm to 16:20
The person requesting the Atto Notorio must attend in person together with two adult witnesses. If either spouse or one of the witnesses does not speak Italian, it is necessary to provide an interpreter, in addition to the two witnesses.
N.B. Neither spouse can act as witness or interpreter.
Payment at the Tribunale Civile is made in the form of duty stamps which you should purchase in advance. The amount required is:
For an urgent certificate issued on the same day:
- One duty stamp for the value of 14,62 Euros for the original Atto Notorio which will be kept by the Tribunale Civile
- another 14,62 Euro duty stamp for your copy of the Atto Notorio and 3 duty stamps for the value of 6.20 euros each.
If the certificate is not urgent (to be collected after 5 days):
- One duty stamp for the value of 14,62 Euros for the original Atto Notorio which will be kept by the Tribunale Civile
- another 14,62 Euro duty stamp and 1 duty stamp for the value of 6.20 euro.
The first step is to bring the Atto Notorio and Nulla Osta to the Ufficio Matrimoni, or Marriage Office, in the Italian city where you plan to marry.
If one or more of the parties is Italian or is an Australian with Italian residency, then Banns (pubblicazione di matrimonio) must be posted for at least two weeks before the date of the marriage.
For further information, please contact the Australian Embassy in Rome on 06/8527224606/85272246
(email: firstname.lastname@example.org & website; www.italy.embassy.gov.au/rome/Marriage.html
Australian Embassy - Rome
The above information is provided by the Consular Section of the Australian Embassy in Rome for the convenience of enquirers, but neither the Australian Government nor the Embassy can take any responsibility whatsoever in regard to the consequences of using the above information.
Specifics For Canadian Citizens
You wish to get married in Italy?
Italian law requires EACH non-Italian wishing to be married in Italy to present a "Nulla Osta" (Certificate of non-Impediment) or equivalent documentation.
The Government of Canada does not issue "Nulla Osta". However, to assist Canadians to meet the Italian requirements, the Embassy of Canada issues a declaration containing the relevant information.
Requests for the declaration can be made by mail or in person, by appointment
. Our delivery service standards are 5 business days from the time we receive a complete application.
Obtaining a Declaration (Nulla Osta) from the Embassy in Rome
You must first complete and swear an affidavit to the effect that there is no impediment to the proposed marriage. You may swear the affidavit in Canada, at the Embassy
in Rome or at one of our Consulates
, or at another Government of Canada office
Then, the affidavit and the attached documents listed below must be sent or brought, by appointment
, to the Embassy of Canada in Rome.
Canadian Citizen must complete and swear the following Marriage Affidavit
. The affidavit may be sworn:
Submit the sworn affidavit to the Embassy of Canada in Rome, together with all
of the following supporting documents, by mail or by appointment
- certified true copy of his/her own valid Canadian passport
- proof of Canadian Citizenship:
- for persons born in Canada, original or certified true copy of both sides of the long-form birth certificate, which includes information on the parents
- for persons born outside of Canada, original or certified true copy of both sides of the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
- original or certified true copy of a marriage record search issued by the Vital Statistics office of each Canadian Province and/or Territory where he/she resided since reaching the age of 16; each search must cover the entire period during which the person has resided in that Province or Territory
- original or certified copy of the applicant’s final divorce certificate or decree (if divorced)
- original or certified copy of a deceased spouse’s death certificate(if widowed)
- certified copy of the fiancé(e)’s valid passport
- copy of the consular processing fee payment receipt, or payment in person by MasterCard or Visa
- mailing/pick-up instructions (mailing is done by registered post to a foreign or Italian address at no additional cost)
: If you and your fiancé(e) are both
Canadian citizens, you will each
need to swear an affidavit, and each
obtain a declaration from the Embassy of Canada. Please consider that fees will, therefore, also be doubled.
Fees are payable for each declaration and for each affidavit, if sworn at the Embassy; they are non-refundable. For more information, please see Fees and Method of Payment
Where do I submit the application?
By mail or courier:
Embassy of Canada
Consular Affairs (LN)
Via Zara, 30
In person: same address as above, by appointment
, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon
What to Do After Obtaining the Declaration
- Present the declaration to the competent "Prefettura - Ufficio Legalizzazioni" (provincial authority) to be formally authenticated. Please refer to the list of all "Prefetture" in Italy.
- After it has been authenticated, you must present it to the Marriage Office of the Municipality in Italy. Banns are waived if neither party is Italian nor residing in Italy.
- The Municipal authorities will request the couple to return (usually in 2 or 3 days) with 2 witnesses PLUS an interpreter (if one or both parties are not familiar with the Italian language) to execute a declaration before the "Ufficiale dello Stato Civile" (Registrar of Vital Statistics) of the Municipality. Arrangements are then concluded and a date is scheduled for the civil marriage ceremony. Two witnesses PLUS an interpreter (if necessary) must be present at the civil marriage ceremony.
Although the Italian authorities usually extend assistance to foreigners wishing to marry in Italy, a date for a civil marriage ceremony is generally NOT scheduled unless the above-mentioned declaration (see point 3) has first been executed by the couple.
The waiting period (from the date the required documents are presented to the marriage office to the date of the civil marriage ceremony) may vary depending on the season of the year and on the number of requests received by the municipality.
Some municipalities levy marriage fees for non-residents.
Please note: Until recently, a woman whose previous marriage was terminated within the last 300 days had to obtain a waiver from the competent "Procura della Repubblica" (Court) in Italy in order to marry in Italy. Depending on the locality, this requirement may no longer be applied. You are advised to check with the “Comune”
where you wish to marry.
The Embassy of Canada in Rome does not assist with marriage arrangements. If you, or a delegated person, are unable to make the necessary arrangements with the local Municipality, you may wish to contact an agency to assist you. See the list of agencies
In the case of a religious marriage ceremony to be performed at a Roman-Catholic Church, you must present the declaration issued by the Embassy, duly legalized by the competent Prefettura, to the Parish priest in Italy, in addition to all documents required by the Church. The Parish priest will arrange for the registration of the religious marriage with the competent Italian Vital Statistics authorities. The marriage must be so registered in order to have civil value in Italy.
To our knowledge, marriages performed at non-Roman Catholic houses of worship require a civil ceremony as well. It is suggested that you contact the religious leader as early as possible to obtain appropriate information.
What to Do After the Marriage
Marriages that are legally performed in a foreign country are usually valid in Canada
, and you do not need to register them in Canada. If you have questions about the validity of your foreign marriage, contact the Vital Statistics Office
of your province or territory.
It is recommended that, before leaving Italy or with the help of the wedding planner if one is present, the newly-married couple obtain from the municipality (Comune) where the marriage was celebrated several copies of a marriage certificate in multilingual format, called Estratto dell’atto di matrimonio in formato plurilingue
. For this certificate to be recognized in Canada, the following steps must be undertaken subsequent to its issuance: the signature of the officer must be authenticated by the competent Procura
and then sent to the Embassy of Canada in Rome for authentication
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany,Greece, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey
Note: some town-halls are unaware of detailed marriage regulations for certain countries - it is important you check with us first.
Citizens of countries taking part in the Monaco Convention of 05/09/1980, must present a Certificate of legal capacity to marry issued by the Civil Status Office of the city of residence (membership) in the country of origin (no need for legalization).
Most other countries require one of the following:
- A CNI (certificate of No Impediment to marriage) issued by your embassy or consulate in Italy AND authenticated by the Italian government office local to that embassy or consulate.
- An authenticated CNI (certificate of no impediment to marriage) issues by your nearest Italian embassy or consulate. This certificate will be authenticated by the embassy/consulate.
Two Hour No-Hassle Approval
We have arrangements with a few towns in Italy that will offer a expedited approval - this is good citizens of countries that issue Nulla osta certificates at their consulates - e.g., the US consulates. Click on link above.