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Registration of marriage


Registration of marriage

To obtain registration in Italy of a marriage certificate issued in Australia, applicants need to send in our online form together with:

  1. application for registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages, completed and signed;
  2. for each spouse, plain copy of passport or equivalent photo ID, preferably Italian;
  3. original marriage certificate (issued in WA by the WA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages) legalized by means of an apostìlle from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and accompanied by a qualified translation into Italian (reference translators available from HERE).

Apostìlles are generally not to be translated, translations are generally not to be apostillized.

All original certificates will be retained by the Consulate and shall not be returned.

After receiving confirmation that the documents intended for registration are correct and complete, applicants may freely choose between:

  1. sending the entire documentation by post (ordinary or registered) to: P.O. Box 1894, West Perth WA 6872, or
  2. submitting the entire documentation at the counter, as instructed by e-mail (Tuesdays or Thursdays, between 10 and 12, no appointment required).

Originals only, no copies accepted.



For overseas certificates, applicants are advised to obtain all necessary details for perfecting them (either by means of an apostìlle or through legalization, depending on whether or not the issuing country ratified the Hague Convention of 1961) by consulting the website of Italy's relevant Embassy or Consulate in that country.

When a certificate is accompanied by a sworn translation (as is often the case with documents issued, eg., in Brazil), the translation will have to (1) be apostillized locally, and (2) bear the translator’s wording “translation true to the original attached” (or equivalent), short of which the certificate and the translation will be ineligible and will be returned to applicants to have them perfected.