US Vital Records:

When applying for Italian citizenship by descent, all US birth, marriage, death, certificates must be in “CERTIFIED COPY” a.k.a. “LONG FORM” or “FULL FORM” or “BOOK COPY” (not “abstract”). These certificates are obtained from the Office of Vital Statistics of the State or County in which the event took place. Church Records are not accepted under most circumstances.

If you are divorced, you will also need a certified copy of the marriage record, Divorce Decree/Judgment and Certificate of No Appeal (these are issued by the County Court Clerk where the divorce took place).

Our US Vital Records service includes:

  • Review of your case to identify all birth, marriage, divorce, and death records that you need for your Italian citizenship application
  • Prepare the vital record applications to ensure that they are ordered in proper format for the Italian Consulate and Apostille authentication
  • Analysis of documents upon receipt to confirm that they were issued in the correct format for Apostille and for the Italian Government
  • Obtain subsequent Apostille for the Country of Italy and provide professional translations of the documents for additional fees at affordable rates

US Apostille:

Since October 15, 1981 the US has been part of the Hague Convention that provides for a certification of the Public Documents, including birth, marriage, divorce, and death records, to be used in countries (such as Italy), that are a part of the Convention. The sole functions of the Apostille are to certify the authenticity of the signature on the document, the capacity in which the person signing the document acted, and the identity of any stamp or seal affixed to the document. The Apostille is prepared by the office of the Secretary of State in which the document was issued.

In general all US documents used for Italian Dual Citizenship must be authenticated with the Apostille (except the naturalization or alien file for the Italian ancestor).

Our Apostille service includes:

  • Review of US documents to ensure that they are in proper format for the Italian Consulate and Apostille authentication
  • Obtainment of State and Federal Apostille authentication for US Civil Records and Criminal Background checks
  • Follow-up contacts with Civil, Criminal Justice, and Apostille offices as needed

This Apostille service is provided in conjunction with translation orders and begins with a document analysis. The analysis is needed in order for us to confirm that your records are in proper format for Apostille. For detailed information on Apostille procurement and document analysis please contact us.

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