• Getting married in Italy: FAQ

    Buongiorno a tutti,

    Are you planning to get married in Italy but don’t know where or speak any Italian. Hopefully you’ll find this post useful.

    If you want to get married in Italy you will need:

    You should start the paper work process no more than 6 months before your wedding date or 3 months if you are resident in Scotland.  There are two steps you have to follow:

    Step 1. The Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI)

    You must first both give notice of marriage to your local registry office. After the required period of Notice you will both be issued with a ‘Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage’ (CNI), signed and dated by the Registrar.

    Step 2.  Application for the Nulla Osta certificate required by the Italian authorities

    Find out which British Consulate covers the area where you are getting married.
    You must send the following to that Consulate, by courier or registered post:

    • Your original CNIs issued by the British Registrar (see Step 1)
    • Your original full birth
    • Photocopies of the data page of your British Passports
    • Evidence of termination of any previous marriage of both parties, if applicable, (i.e. original death certificate or divorce decree absolute) together with the previous marriage certificate for a divorced woman if maiden name is not shown on the divorce certificate.
      Please note.  Under Italian law a woman who has been divorced and wishes to re-marry in Italy cannot re-marry until 300 days have passed from the date of her divorce. It is possible, however, to apply for a dispensation to this through the Tribunale Civile. Further information should be obtained from the Comune/Town Hall of the area where the marriage is to take place.

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    Why not learn to speak italian in Manchester before you jet off to Italy to get married? I run a variety of Italian classes for Beginners to Advanced and can tailor make programmes for 1-2-1 classes.


    It might seem difficult to tackle the paper work to get married in Italy but it really isn’t. You just need to be organised and give yourself plenty of time.

    Tanti Auguri per il vostro matrimonio!

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