Need help obtaining 2 Italian Birth Certificates

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Need help obtaining 2 Italian Birth Certificates

Postby b.m23242 » 23 Sep 2016, 21:18

Hi,

I am currently in the process of applying for Dual citizenship with Italy through Jure Sanguinis ("by descent"). My appointment is on January, 10th, 2017. So i have a little over 3 months before the appointment to recieve these 2 birth certificates. I have already collected all of my united states documents. All i need to do for those is get appostilles and translations. What i am really worried about are these two italian certificates.

I need to gather my Great Great Grandfather and Grandmother's birth certificates from Italy. I have already placed orders for these certificates through 2 different services just to be safe (ICGS and MyItalianFamily). However I found out the hard way, that ICGS was very a unreliable service. They said they had 'found' my GGGF's certificate and "delivered it to me", but i never received it. And for MyItalianFamily, i still do not know what will happen with that service.

So at this point, I cannot take any chances. It is basically up to me to contact the two italian communes directly and send my request for the two birth certificates. The problem is that i have no idea how to do this. Would you guys be able to help me?

These are the two communes I need to contact to get 2 CERTIFIED COPIES of My GGGF and GGGM's birth records:

Alessandria Della Rocca, Italy
and
Santo Stefano Quisquina, Italy


Thank you in advance!

-Brandon

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Re: Need help obtaining 2 Italian Birth Certificates

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Sep 2016, 18:09

Write a letter of request in Italian (helpful link follows) and include a photo ID, your email address and no money.
Be sure to ask for a Certified copy.
Here are the addresses:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Roma, 147
92020 Santo Stefano Quisquina (AG)
ITALY

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Umberto, 60
92010 Alessandria della Rocca (AG)
ITALY

Help with letters of request in Italian:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tter3.html
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords

T.

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Re: Need help obtaining 2 Italian Birth Certificates

Postby b.m23242 » 26 Sep 2016, 18:13

Tessa,

Thank you for replying. Just to confirm, did you actually say "no money"??

Why no money? I would assume these communes would charge something for the certificates I am requesting, right?

Thanks in advance,


-brandon

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Re: Need help obtaining 2 Italian Birth Certificates

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Sep 2016, 18:43

Hello Brandon,
The records are free. However, (the purpose for your email) they may need to contact you if they need payment for copying, mailing, etc.
Most comuni do not charge anything :-)
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Re: Need help obtaining 2 Italian Birth Certificates

Postby mmogno » 26 Sep 2016, 18:59

Comune di Alessandria della Rocca
Servizi Demografici:
alessandriaroccaanagrafe@virgilio.it

Comune di Santo Stefano Quisquina
Ufficio Anagrafe e Stato Civile:
servizi-demografici@comune.santostefanoquisquina.ag.it

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Re: Need help obtaining 2 Italian Birth Certificates

Postby Qliner » 27 Sep 2016, 04:38

If you continue to have trouble, you can contact Luigi Paiano, a lawyer in Italy, used by many people in this forum (I use him). He also does vital records work for people. He obtained my mother's birth certificate from her comune for me. www.luigipaiano.com

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Re: Need help obtaining 2 Italian Birth Certificates

Postby b.m23242 » 27 Sep 2016, 06:09

This is very helpful! Thank you!


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