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Requirements for Canadians

Canadian citizens are required to present to the Italian authorities a “NULLA OSTA” (certificate of non-impediment to the marriage). The Canadian Consulate does not issue a “Nulla Osta”. However, to assist Canadian in meeting the requirements for appropriate documentation, the Canadian Consulate prepares a declaration containing the relevant information. This declaration is accepted by the Italian authorities for the purposes of Article 116.
To obtain this declaration from the Canadian Consulate, a Canadian Citizen must first complete and swear an AFFIDAVIT to the effect that there is no impediment to the proposed marriage. The affidavit can be sworn in front of a notary public in Canada or a consular official at the Consulate. If the affidavit is to be made at the Canadian Consulate the applicant should fill out the appropriate form and bring and present the following documents:

    Certified copy of Canadian passport;
    Proof of Canadian citizenship (Canadian birth certificate or Certificate of Canadian);
    Document issued by the competent Vital Statistic authorities in Canada confirming that no registration of marriage appears in their records (if obtainable);
    Complete details of the future spouse (full name, date and place of birth, residence, father’s name and mother’s maiden name – FORM B AFFIDAVIT);
    Final divorce decree or death certificate of previous spouse (if divorced of widowed);
    Parent’s consent (if the person is under marriageable age)

PLEASE NOTE THAT Italian law states that at least 300 days must pass before a woman can remarry if she was previously divorced. It is extremely important that your full name is written in the same way in all the following documents, otherwise the wedding office will not accept the paperwork:


This is something that can happen if:

    You have more surnames and they are not always expressly listed in all documents
    The future bride has already been married before and is still keeping the name of her ex-husband.

In this case please be sure that your passport and Nulla Osta contains your maiden name
We will assist in picking up the final Nulla Osta for you so you do not have to go to the Canadian Consulate here in Italy. We can verify with the Canadian Consulate if the papers are complete and correct to let you obtain the “Canadian declaration- Nulla Osta” if so we ask you to send all the originals to the Cananadian Embassy, in Rome or Milan.
So they can prepare your document.This document will then be authenticated by us for you at the “Prefettura office- Ufficio Legalizzazioni”. Once the declaration has been obtained and legalized, it is presented to the marriage Office of the Municipality in Italy, Banns are waived if neither party is Italian nor residing in Italy.
THE CANADIAN DECLARATION document COSTS Euro 31. The payment is done through us.Not all the Consulates follow the same procedure; please check with your Wedding Coordinator.

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