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:
- Preparation of the Vital Record request for the Town Registrar and submission through Posta Certificazione (Certified Email) which allows for your Vital Record order to be sent quickly and securely to the Italian Vital Record Office
- 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
- 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
– Nick G., Brooklyn, NY