Translation and apostille question please?

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Translation and apostille question please?

Postby giannattasio » 13 Mar 2010, 21:50

Do I need to get translation and apostille for my ex-husband's birth cert and our marriage, divorce and certificate of no appeal records? I'm applying at the Los Angeles consulate.

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Re: Translation and apostille question please?

Postby CowryShells » 14 Mar 2010, 13:48

The Los Angeles consulate would be the best one to answer this question.

These documents are not necessary to prove your Italian bloodline, but as a citizen you are required to register these kinds of life events, including the birth of a child, etc., as part of your civil record.

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Re: Translation and apostille question please?

Postby giannattasio » 14 Mar 2010, 16:52

You can't ask the consulate these questions in advance because they don't respond to emails or the phone. It only says on the website that all the documents that will be filed in Italy must have an apostille but it does not say which documents those are. I'm getting my marriage and divorce records an apostille but I'm just wondering if I need my ex-husband's birth cert at all.

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Re: Translation and apostille question please?

Postby Rodio » 14 Mar 2010, 22:35

I wouldnt worry about having his BC translated or apostilled. You should bring it to the appointment, though. My application was submitted in LA this past September--none of my non_Italian docs (including my wife's BC) were submitted with my application, even though I had them all--they just looked at them ,and returned them to me. I also did not bother to translate or apostille any of the non-Italian docs as well.

Good luck.

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Re: Translation and apostille question please?

Postby giannattasio » 14 Mar 2010, 22:52

Thanks so much, exactly the information I needed. I'm going through my grandfather on my father's side so does that mean I won't need an apostille and translation for my mother's birth cert?

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Re: Translation and apostille question please?

Postby Rodio » 15 Mar 2010, 01:52

If your parents were married prior to April, 27?, 1983, your mother became an Italian citizen when she married your father. If she wants her Italian citizenship recognized, then translate & apostille her BC. If she is not interested, or was married after 4/83, then you do not need to translate & apostille her BC.

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Re: Translation and apostille question please?

Postby giannattasio » 15 Mar 2010, 02:11

Thanks, my mom is dead. How was your experience with the LA consulate?

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Re: Translation and apostille question please?

Postby Rodio » 15 Mar 2010, 02:16

Sorry to hear that. The people at LA are nice people, just have everything organized from your Italian ascendant in order to you, make copies and have a list of your discrepancies.

Buona fortuna.


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