Divorce Certs Needed?

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Divorce Certs Needed?

Postby dalemma » 24 Aug 2011, 19:12

My father and I have our Italian Citizenship, my brother is now applying for his. He was married two or three years, divorced...no children. He is now remarried with one child. Does he need his first wife's certs. and appostilles? Most sites say you need "applicable" divorce certs. Would his divorce records be "applicable"? Or, would his first marriage license and divorce decree suffice? Or does he even need that? Any thoughts, as usual, would be appreciated!!


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Re: Divorce Certs Needed?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Aug 2011, 19:48

If he intends to register his current marriage (which, by law, he is supposed to do), he will need to provide documents pertaining to his first marriage and divorce.

His current marriage certificate should include a field labeled something like "Number of this marriage" for both your brother and his wife; anything other than "1" or "1st" in this box will tip off the consulate that there was a previous marriage. In order to prove that the current marriage is legitimate, he (or they, if applicable) needs to provide a divorce record or death certificate for any previous spouse(s).

I do not believe he will need the first wife's birth or death certificates.

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