Requesting birth certificates from Italy

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Requesting birth certificates from Italy

Postby LAROCCAMOM » 12 Nov 2009, 16:53

How can I request birth certificates directly from Italy :?:

I need 2, one from Novara and the other one from Genova.

I also need the certificate that shows my GGF Italian citizenship.

Help :?: :?: :?: :?: :oops:

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 12 Nov 2009, 17:21

LAROCCAMOM wrote:How can I request birth certificates directly from Italy :?:

I need 2, one from Novara and the other one from Genova.

I also need the certificate that shows my GGF Italian citizenship.

Help :?: :?: :?: :?: :oops:


Visit this page and use the appropriate form letter generator to create a letter which you can then mail/fax/email to the comuni.

Personally, I suggest sending a formal letter via postal mai however some have had success with fax and/or email. Much depends on the individual comune.

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Re: Requesting birth certificates from Italy

Postby LAROCCAMOM » 14 Nov 2009, 00:33

Are the communes helpful when mailing birth certificate requests :?:
My communes are Novara and Genova.

How long do they take to arrive :?:

Thank you

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Postby iolanda2 » 14 Nov 2009, 01:22

Some comuni are very responsive, other are not so responsive. Could be 45 days or 6 months. Keep in mind the Christmas holidays are approaching.

Also, what time period are we talking about? If the person was born after 1860, it is easier for most comune employees to find the records. if before, it is magnitudes more difficult.

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Postby LAROCCAMOM » 14 Nov 2009, 02:16

1892 and 1897
I have their parents names as well.
I have copies of their birth certificates, I just need the originals.

Thanks

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Re: Requesting birth certificates from Italy

Postby iolanda2 » 14 Nov 2009, 23:28

This should not be a problem. I would write your request in Italian. Tell the comue the purpose of the request - citizenship? tell them you need an official, original certificate, be prepared and offer to pay them for the certificate. The time it takes depends. Each comune if different.

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Re: Requesting birth certificates from Italy

Postby PeterTimber » 14 Nov 2009, 23:56

Presumably you know the address for each comune but you should request an "Estratto di nascita" (copia integrale)= long form with more information contained therein from the Ufficio di Stato Civile in either comune.

I prefer to use the form letters found in the more explanatory website for form letters at www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html

If a certificate of Italian citizenship is requested perhaps you might wish to rely on the birth certificate. You may also wish to request the Census office Uffico Anagrafe for a certificato di stato di famiglia which shows the date, and place of birth of each family member in the name of their father. =Peter=
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