Italian Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

In order to apply for Italian Citizenship through your ancestor, you must obtain a certified copy of his/her Italian Birth Certificate and the Marriage Certificate if married in Italy. Please note that the birth certificate of his/her spouse is required by many of the Italian Consulates in the US.

Requesting a Vital Record from Italy:

Certified Italian Vital Records are not available online. The Town Hall (Comune) keeps records of birth, marriage and death at the Ufficio dello Stato Civile (Office of Vital Records). The Registrar of the Vital Statistics office of the Comune in which the event took place is responsible for preparing birth, marriage and death certificates from the civil registry records kept in the Town Archives. There is no regional office established that keeps these records. For example, if you need a birth certificate for an ancestor who was born in the town of Gizzeria, in the Province of Catanzaro, region of Calabria, you must obtain the document from the Comune of Gizzeria.

If you are not sure of the exact date of the event (birth/ marriage/ death) we can conduct a Genealogy Search for you. Detailed information can be found at our Italian Genealogy page.

If you know the location and date of the birth, death or marriage of your ancestor, we can request the following Records from the Italian Comune:

  • Birth Certificates “Estratto di Nascita”
  • Marriage Certificates “Estratto di Matrimonio”
  • Death Certificates “Estratto di Morte”

Our service includes:

  • Preparing your requisition letter for the Registrar of the Stato Civile (Civil Records)
  • Procuring the records in the format required by the Italian Consulate for dual citizenship (Estratto per Riassunto/Formato Internazionale), or obtaining a letter of no records found from the Town Registrar
  • Unlimited follow-up contacts to the Italian Public Sources made by our Procurement Specialists in Italy, if needed, to obtain the records
  • Priority Shipping and Postage

Price: 120.00 per document

Timeline:

  • Typically 6-12 weeks.
  • Italian Public Sources will be solicited within 4 weeks by our Procurement Specialist in Italy if your document order has not arrived, and ongoing follow-up is provided.
  • Documents received from Italy are reviewed by our U.S. Office for accuracy then sent to you via certified mail

We obtain Vital Records from all of the Italian Comuni. Our Procurement Specialists in Italy are in direct contact with the Italian Civil Records Officials. We provide courier services for records needed from Rome.

To Order: Complete Italian Vital Record Order Form B with instructions found in our PACKET


“I needed my father’s birth certificate from Italy to complete my application for dual citizenship, but was unable to locate it because I had lost contact with his family, and the name of the town had changed. Thanks to ICAP’s knowledge of Italy, and his perseverance, I was able to get the birth certificate and keep my appointment with the Consulate. ICAP’s commitment to its clients is excellent.”
- Nick G., Brooklyn, NY