Declaration of marital status in Italy

Do you need a certificate of marital status in Italy? If the local authorities will not issue such a document, the Dutch embassy in Rome can do it instead.

Declaration of marital status

If you wish to marry abroad, you may need a declaration of marital status. To obtain one, you must produce several documents to prove that you are not married or in a registered partnership.

What documents do you need when applying?

If you have never been married

  • proof that you have Dutch nationality, this may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality
  • an address and proof of registration of place of residence
  • a declaration of unmarried status from the Dutch municipality where you lived before moving abroad (you can apply for this yourself at the municipality concerned)

If you have previously been married

  • proof that you have Dutch nationality, this may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality
  • an address and proof of registration of place of residence
  • divorce certificates, foreign judgments or a death certificate

You may need to have the original legalised and translated. The rules vary per country. 

The term ongehuwd (unmarried)

The term ongehuwd (unmarried) is used only if you have never married or entered into a registered partnership. If you have been married previously or been in a registered partnership, the term gescheiden (which means you have divorced or terminated a registered partnership) or weduwe/weduwnaar (widow/widower) will be used in the declaration. Details of any and all previous marriages or registered partnerships must appear on the document.

Declaration of marital status in this country or region

Application procedure for consular declarations in Italy

You can apply for a consular declaration by post and by e-mail. If you do your application by post, you can send your request and the required documents to the following address:

Netherlands embassy
Attn. Consular department
Via Michele Mercati 8
00197 Rome
Italy

In case you want to apply via email, you can scan the required documents and send them via email to rom-ca@minbuza.nl.

Please indicate the purpose for which you need the declaration as we need to state it in the declaration. After receipt of your application, it will take approximately 10 working days to make it and send it to your home address. In case you sent us original documents, these will be returned to you together with the declaration.

Payment consular declarations

You can check the overview of the consular fees for the amount that you need to pay. You need to add € 12.50 for shipping costs via DHL. 

Please transfer the total amount to the bank account of the embassy:

Bank account number: NL74 INGB 0705 454 177
In the name of: Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, betreft FSO
BIC: INGBNL2A
Mentioning: ROME / declaration type and your family name

Send a proof of your payment together with your application.

Any questions?

In case you have a question, you can send an email via the contact form.