Transcription of marriages celebrated abroad in the Italian Registers of Civil Status

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    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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      Kimbra, we do our best to guarantee quality! Every post is written by a professional. In this specific case the post was written by an Italian lawyer, considering that, as you know, it is not easy to understand how to (technically) transcribe marriages celebrated abroad. Thanks a lot for your comment. VI

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    I found all the information I have been looking for in this article, thanks.

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    Very useful for someone trying to understand this difficult process. Thank you!

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    How many days does it take for the copy of the marriage certificate to be released in Italy after submitting the requirements in the Italian Consulate?

    • David

      Dear Kathleen,
      It varies from municipality to municipality. Generally, it may take a few days or weeks from when the municipality receives the request. Very large municipalities are a little slow when requests come from Consulates. For our customers, we always contact the municipality of interest to make sure they have received the request and will execute it quickly. Please email us at if you need assistance.
      Thanks for contacting us.
      Regards, VI.

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    After attempting to register our marriage via the official Consulate route unsuccessfully a few times in three different European countries we decided to hire the services of Vademecum Italia. We couldn’t be happier, our marriage has been registered directly in Italy in just a few weeks and we already have our italian marriage certificate in hand. In hindsight we should have contacted VI years ago.

    • David

      Dear Mariano,
      Thank you for your kind message.

      Should you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

      Thank you,

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    I have been in contact with VI and they have been a huge help in assisting me in gathering information for my trip to Italy. They are very responsive and professional. They have gone above and beyond to gather information for me and I would highly recommend if you need assistance.

    • David

      Dear Doug,
      Thank you for your kind message.

      Please feel free to get back to us should you need further assistance.

      Thank you,

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    After a couple of frustrating attempts over 9 months and from overseas to get my foreign marriage transcribed in the Rome Commune without success I turned to David at Vademecum Italia. Within a couple of weeks I had the transcribed document in hand! I could have saved myself months of wondering what Rome was up to and many sleepless nights if I had used Vademecum earlier. It turns out Rome was in no hurry to deal with overseas marriage transcription requests and given that we also found out that my consulate had sent illegible documents I might have ended up months later no further ahead. When David got involved with his intimate knowledge of the processes and limitations locally the task came to a conclusion smoothly. Thanks David and Vademecum!

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    I just found this site and it seems like the right place for information that is indeed valid and productive. How do I locate information as to where to request my certificate of marriage registered in Rome. Where do we email? is there a website or contact number? My consulate is no help. They actually will respond: “we cannot help you. look on our website.” yet they want me to get the certificate to submit to them for my husband’s citizenship aplication.

    Thank you for any information you can provide.


    • David

      Dear Monica,
      Thank you for your message.

      In your case, it seems that you will need an estratto per riassunto dell’atto di matrimonio, provided that your act of marriage has been properly transcribed.

      We can verify if your act of marriage has been transcribed but, in order to protect your privacy, we will get back to you via email.

      Thank you,

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    In Rome trying so subscribe our marriage that took place abroad (I am a resident in Rome and my wife non EU).

    We went to Stato Civile del Comune in Rome but nobody seems to be able to help us. Do you have more details on where to find Ufficio trascrizione matrimoni esterI that you mention in your post?

    Thank You

    • David

      Dear D,
      There are a lot of offices of the Comune in Rome, and you didn’t say which office you went to. However, in every single office you should find someone who can tell you where you need to go. You do not need to pay anything to request the transcription.

      If you need my assistance, please send an email to

      Thank you,

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    What is the cost?

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    David has been extremely helpful and efficient with verifying our daughter’s act of birth with the Comune’s office in Rome and with the transcription of our marriage. After several failed attempts to obtain information from our local Consulate in the US, I found David very responsive and proactive. I strongly recommend him for the services he lists on his web page and look forward to continue working with him on other Italian citizenship issues for me and my family.

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