Hi My name is Lisa, and i an looking to attain my grandfathers birth certificate from italy. Any help would be greaty appreciated.
My brother is currently living in Brescia, and has had a friend contact the commune to try to attain the certificate with no luck, what i got through translation was that the request had to come from Australia, by my father(where he lives)
I am very confused by all the requirements.
So can anyone tell me if it is possible for my brother to get a copy direct from the commune, of does my Father have to write a letter to attain it.
Hello Lisa, You should mail a request to the commune directly and request a copy of his birth record. There should be no fee involved. You can also check the towns website for an email address, this sometimes works although I had no success with that. I had to send snail mail requests for all of my documents. I will try to find a copy of my birth certificate request that you may use as a template. I received both grandparents birth records as well as their marriage record by myself with just a letter asking for it. Drew
Ufficio dello Stato Civile Comune di [ ] [address] Italia
Il mio nome e` [ your name]. Sono un cittadino americano discendente da Italiani e sto cercando di ottenere anche la cittadinanza italiana.
Per questo richiedo, cortesemente, il Vostro aiuto, poiche` mi necessita l’estratto dell’atto di nascita, in formato internazionale, di mio bisnonno [his name]. Egli nacque il [ date of birth] a [ name of comune] da [his father] e da [ his mother].
Poiche` io necessito di questo documento per formalizzare la mia richiesta di cittadinanza italiana, e` molto importante che il suddetto certificato riporti i nomi di entrambi i genitori.
I documenti andranno inviati al seguente indrizzo:
[your name and address] United States
La mia e-mail: [ email address]
Se ci saranno delle spese da sostenere Vi prego di comunicarmelo e sara` mia cura inviarvi quanto dovuto a stretto giro di posta. Se Vi e` possible Vi prego di inviare i documenti dentro la busta allegata che e` gia intestata a me`.
Vi ringrazio in anticipo per la Vostra cortese attenzione ed il Vostro aiuto.
Sometimes you need to follow-up with them. If you don't hear back within a reasonable amount of time, I would send another request and mention that it's your second request. You might also have your brother call them as a next step.