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Any Indian national (above 21 years of age for bridegroom and above 18 years for bride), living under the jurisdiction (North Italy) of this Consulate and wish to marry can give a notice of intended marriage under Foreign Marriage Act, 2916o in the prescribed format in the Consulate. The copy of the signed marriage notice handed over to the applicant has to be published ‘AS IT IS’ in two newspapers in India (one in English and one the regional language where the bride or bridegroom would have been staying normally) as well as the address in the country of domicile, at least one month before marriage.


2. Bachelorhood Certificate, in original, issued by the competent authority in India, duly apostilled/attested from Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi should be submitted.


3. If both parents are in India, ‘No Objection’, in original, from both the parents, duly apostilled/attested from Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi should be submitted.


4. If both the parents are in another country, ‘No Objection’, in original, should be attested from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in that country. The parent, who is in Italy should be personally present.


5. If one of the parents is in Italy and the other is in India, ‘No Objection’, in original, from the parent, who is in India, duly apostilled/attested from Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi should be submitted.


6. If one of the parents is in another country, ‘No Objection’, in original, should be attested from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in that country. The parent, who is in Italy should be personally present.


7. If either of the bridegroom or bride is holder of Italian passport, he/she should submit a bachelorhood certificate, in original, duly attested from Prefuttura, along with translation in English. In case either of the bridegroom or bride is holder of any other nationality other than Italian, bachelorhood certificate, in original, duly attested by the concerned Embassy/Consulate of that country requires to be submitted, along with translation in English. In case there is no Embassy/Consulate of that country in Italy, the bachelorhood certificate, in original, duly attested from the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country and thereafter get it attested from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in that country requires to be submitted, along with translation in English.


8. Three witnesses (adult) are required to be present at the time of marriage with their Indian Passports and legal stay permits. The marriage should be solemnized immediately after the 30 days of publication of the marriage in the newspaper (30 days are counted from the publication in the newspaper, which appeared last, but not later than 6 months from the date of publication. If the marriage is not solemnized within the prescribed time limit, a new notice should be given and wait for a further period of 30 days.


9. At least one of the parties of the marriage (bride/bridegroom) should have been staying in the jurisdiction of this Consulate with legal stay permit. If one of them is on a visit visa, he/she should have been in jurisdiction of this Consulate for a minimum period of 30 days, with a valid visa.


Documents to be submitted:


1. Miscellaneous Services form with one photograph pasted on it.

2. Valid Passport with clear copies of the relevant pages

3. Valid and Legal Stay Permit with clear copy

4. Valid Residence Proof with clear copies

5. Affidavit in the prescribed format by the parties of marriage ( Affidavit )

6. Bachelorhood certificate, in original, as explained above

7. Affidavit from parents, in original, as explained above

8. Four latest colour photographs (passport size)

9. Fee of Euros 62+2 to be paid by cash



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