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Getting Married at the Italian Consulate in San Francisco

 

Getting Married at the Italian Consulate in San Francisco

Matrimonio in Consolato

(per art.12, legislative decree 71/2011)  

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Application to get married in a Consulate

If you are an Italian citizen and want to get married in an Italian Consulate the first thing to do is submit an application form. Both parties wishing to marry must fill out and sign the application form and attach a photocopy of a valid photo ID (passports preferred). We also ask you to fill out an excel file with the information regarding the future spouses, as well as the witnesses that will be present during the ceremony. In the absence of witnesses, a Consular officer will take the role of witness and the corresponding fields on the excel sheet may be left blank.

In order to determine this Consulate's availability on the dates requested, in addition to leaving enough time to post the marriage bans, we ask that you submit your request form at least 60 days prior to the requested dates.

In certain cases your application might be rejected (as per legislative decree 71/2011), for example, if the local laws do not allow marriages to be performed in a consulate or if you do not reside in the consular district. If the consulate accepts your application (this will be confirmed by email) the next step is to ask for the posting of your marriage banns.





Posting your banns

  • If you are both Italian citizens and are residents abroad, you must apply to have your banns posted at the diplomatic mission or consulate where your marriage will be celebrated. If you and your partner live in two different consular districts, the banns must be posted in both consulates. To post marriage bans at this Consulate General in San Francisco, contact notarile.sanfrancisco@esteri.it to schedule an appointment, and include "Pubblicazioni di matrimonio" in your subject line.

  • If one of you (Italian or foreign citizen) is resident in Italy and the other (Italian citizen) is resident abroad, you must apply to have your banns posted at the diplomatic mission or consulate where your marriage will be celebrated. To post marriage bans at this Consulate General in San Francisco, contact notarile.sanfrancisco@esteri.it to schedule an appointment, and include "Pubblicazioni di matrimonio" in your subject line. The diplomatic mission will in turn notify the local authorities in the Italian partner's town or city in Italy so that the banns can be posted there. The banns will therefore be posted in both of your places of residence.  

  • If the Italian member of the couple is resident in Italy but the other partner (the foreign citizen) is resident abroad, you can apply for the banns to be posted:
    • in the Italian partner’s municipality (town or city) of residence in Italy. In this case, the local council will issue the delegated authority (as per art. 109 of the civil code) for the marriage to be celebrated at the consulate abroad, or;
    • in the diplomatic mission or consulate abroad, which will notify the Italian partner’s local authorities in Italy as described in the previous point. In this case, To post marriage bans at this Consulate General in San Francisco, contact notarile.sanfrancisco@esteri.it to schedule an appointment, and include "Pubblicazioni di matrimonio" in your subject line.
  • If you are both residents in Italy, you must apply to have your banns posted in the town or city where you have officially residency. If you each live in a different town or city, the banns will be posted in both. The local council in Italy will issue the delegated authority (as per art. 109 of the civil code) for the marriage to be celebrated at the diplomatic mission or consulate abroad.

The banns are valid for six months from the date of posting. You therefore have until the 180th day after the banns were first posted to be married.

Please note:  If you are unable to go in person to ask for the banns to be posted, you can delegate a third party to do so. In this case, the Italian citizen must use a special “proxy” written on “plain paper” (i.e. not requiring a tax stamp). This must be accompanied by a photocopy of his/her valid photo ID. If you are a non-European Union citizen and do not reside in Italy, you must have your signature authenticated.

 



Costs and Additional Services

The cost for officiating the wedding at the Italian Consulate, and to use the space provided, is 500.00 Euros for groups of 6 or fewer, and is payable by wire transfer. For instructions for payment, and for groups of 7 or more, please contact the vital records office directly at statocivile.sanfrancisco@esteri.it. The duration of the ceremony is usually about 20 minutes.

For any additional services (photographers, caterers, flowers, music, etc.) please perform a search online and contact the professionals directly for a price estimate for their services.

 

The experience of a wedding at the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco


The video of Patrizia and Massimo (courtesy of the couple and of Cut Canvas Creative): https://youtu.be/CCOgZCcTKyo

Blog posts from www.sanfranciscoitaly.com : 
http://sanfranciscoitaly.com/post/60284884656/sposarsi-a-san-francisco
http://sanfranciscoitaly.com/post/123032729553/the-italian-consulate-is-new-trendy-place-to-get 

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Contact Information

 

Vital Records Department
2590 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
E-mail: statocivile.sanfrancisco@esteri.it

Tel.: 415-292-9200 

 

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