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Posting Marriage Banns

 

Posting Marriage Banns

MARRIAGE BANNS

If you are and Italian citizen residing in this Consular jurisdiction and registered in AIRE (Registry of Italians Living Abroad), you must request the posting of marriage banns through this Consulate if you plan to marry in Italy. Please request an appointment by e-mail at: ancip.toronto@esteri.it
If one of the parties contracting the marriage lives in Italy, the request to post banns may be submitted directly to the Italian City Hall.

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. If this is your second marriage (i.e. widowed or divorced or if your previous marriage was annulled), it is necessary to ascertain that your marital status has been updated with your municipality of birth or last place of residency in Italy.

2. If you are an Italian citizen born abroad, it is necessary that you verify that your birth certificate has already been registered in Italy.

3. If you are planning a religious wedding ceremony, be sure to contact the religious authorities both in Canada, as well as in Italy where you intend to marry.

INSTRUCTIONS AND DOCUMENTATION

The request to post banns must be submitted to this Consulate by both of the parties contracting the marriage or by a person with power of attorney to do so, as well as a copy of valid photo ID (including signature page) of the person contracting the marriage.
Applicants must attend with the following original documents:

a) Italian citizens residing in this Consular jurisdiction

- certificate of non-impediment issued by every Province in Canada where you have resided since the age of 16 (“Notice of Search of Marriage”);
- Italian passport or other valid photo ID;
- application form to request the posting of banns;
- the estratto per riassunto dell’atto di nascita (Italian birth certificate) and the certificato di stato libero (Italian certificate of non-impediment) will be requested by the Consulate from the designated Italian City Hall. If said documents are already in your possession, you may submit them so as to speed up the process.

b) Canadian citizens

- if born in this Consular jurisdiction, birth certificate known as “Certified Copy of Registration of Birth;
- if born outside this Consular jurisdiction, original birth certificate translated into Italian and legalized (both original document and translation) by the Italian Embassy or Consulate within the jurisdiction of which the document was issued;
- if divorced or widowed, certificate of divorce or death certificate of previous spouse;
- Canadian passport;
- Certificate of non-impediment to marry, issued by the Canadian Embassy in Italy and legalized by the "Prefettura". To learn more.

c) For citizens of other countries residing in Canada

- original birth certificate translated into Italian and validated (both original document and translation) by the Italian Embassy or Consulate within the jurisdiction of which the document was issued;
- if divorced or widowed, certificate of divorce or death certificate of previous spouse;
- passport;
- certificate of non-impediment issued by every Canadian Province in which you have resided since the age of 16 (“Notice of Search of Marriage”);
- Certificate of non-impediment to marry, issued by the designated authorities of your country of citizenship. For further information please contact the Embassy in Italy of your country of citizenship.

PROCESSING TIME

Once the documentation has been gathered and examined, the Consulate will post banns on its website for 8 consecutive days. After which, the Consulate will issue a certificate indicating that the process has been completed and then proceed to send it to the Italian City Hall where the marriage is to take place.

Banns must be posted within the six month period preceding the wedding.

COST

To verify the cost to request the posting of banns, go to our webpage under Resources and useful links and consult Consular Fees.

 

Updated on 15/02/2016


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