FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

A declaration from the authorities in your country of origin that according to its laws there is no bar to marriage must be submitted to the local Registrar (so called authorization.)

Important: If you can’t or don’t want to contact the authorities from your country, you can ask the Registrar of the municipality where you reside to publish the wedding bans after having submitted the original copy of an affidavit signed less than six months ago.

You can obtain the affidavit by:

  • Going to the local court and, in the presence of two witnesses, declaring under your own
    responsibility that you are unmarried.
  • Going to a notary with two people (defined as ‘attestati’) who will have to declare that you meet
    the requirements to get married.

Yes, you can get married!

A declaration from the authorities in your country of origin that according to its laws there is no bar to marriage must be submitted to the local Registrar (so called authorization, “nulla osta“.)

If you are a refugee in Italy, UNHCR is the body responsible for releasing the authorization to
get married.

1. The original copy of an affidavit signed less than six months ago. You can get the affidavit by:

  • Going to the local court and declare under your own responsibility, in the presence of two witnesses, that you are unmarried.
  • Going to a notary with two people (defined as ‘attestati’) who will have to declare that you meet the requirements to get married.

2. A copy of the decision granting you refugee status.

3. A copy of a valid residence permit.

4. A copy of a valid ID of your future spouse.

You can send the documentation by post to the UNHCR address, Via Leopardi 24, 00185 Rome or by certified email (protection.unhcr@pec.it)

Alternatively, you can go directly to the UNHCR Italy Office – Largo Leopardi, 22.00185, Rome – during the opening hours of the desk (https://www.unhcr.org/it/chi-siamo/contatti/) .

Remember to write down the telephone number and residential address where the authorization can be mailed, including the name as it appears on the intercom. Please make sure that all the information is readable.

You can appeal to the Courts, petitioning a judge to certify that there is no bar to marriage, and therefore instruct the Registrar to proceed with the publican of the wedding bans.

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