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Divorce Registration

 

Divorce Registration

Consulate General of Italy
Vital Records Department
2590 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

IMPORTANT:

  • PRIVACY POLICY ACKNOWLEDGMENT: In submitting documentation to this Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, you confirm that you have read and understood the information in the privacy document posted on our website pertaining to the handling of personal data that you submit to this office per EU regulations (RGPD). To view the privacy document again, click here.

  • If this is NOT the first divorce, you must submit the required documentation for registering ALL PREVIOUS MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES prior to requesting the registration of this divorce.

 

INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following documentation is required for vital records issued in CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON, ALASKA, HAWAII, MONTANA, IDAHO, UTAH, or in the US territory of GUAM:

  1. Certified Copy of the final judgment of dissolution of marriage, issued by the relevant Court. The certified copy must include the Marital Settlement Agreement (if part of the judgment)
    • In case of minor children, the certified copy must mention the custody and parental plan. If no minor children are involved, the Dissolution of marriage is sufficient.

  2. Statement of No Appeal issued by the court (CLICK HERE to download a draft of this document along with an explanation to submit to the court offical). This must prepared on letterhead paper and signed by an official of the Court that issued the judgement.

    1. IMPORTANT NOTE - DIVORCES ISSUED IN WASHINGTON STATE: Some courts in Washington state will issue a document called a Certificate of Exemplification instead of the Statement of No Appeal. The Certificate of Exemplification may be submitted in place of the Statement of No Appeal so long as it clearly indicates that the divorce went uncontested and the time to file an appeal has expired. 

  3. APOSTILLE issued by the competent Secretary of State, attached to the items of POINTS 1 AND 2 listed above. (CLICK HERE for information and instructions on Apostilles) -

  4. A complete translation in Italian of the items in points 1 and 2 (you do NOT need to translate the Apostille). 
    (CLICK HERE for a list of translators)

    • PLEASE NOTE:
      • EVERY SINGLE WORD on the original document must be translated;
      • Translations must be COMPLETE, FREE OF ERRORS, prepared on a computer, printed, and with legible fonts;
      • Any translations that are incomplete and/or that contain errors will NOT be accepted, and in such case all documentation included in the request to register the vital record will be returned to the applicant without processing;

  5. Divorce registration form with attached Affidavit - click here - filled out in its entirety and signed by the applicant;

  6. Photocopy of a valid Italian passport of the Italian citizen requesting divorce registration.

  7. MAKE SURE THE DOCUMENTATION IS COMPLETE: Click here to view the DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

  8. SEND THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION - you must request a TRACKING NUMBER from the shipping service (USPS, UPS, ecc) with which you can verify that the documentation has been received by this Consulate.

  9. CONFIRM DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS and STATUS OF THE REGISTRATION REQUEST: see point 1 of the FAQ page (click here)

Requests with complete and correct documentation will be processed. All ORIGINAL documentation will not be returned and will be kept in the applicant's personal file here at the Consualte General in San Francisco.


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