Register Foreign Divorce in Italy

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Excellent service, definitely recommended. Very good and reliable service!
Rakesh Rathod
Rakesh Rathod
14 Jun 2024

Service Details

Register Foreign Divorce

This service is available across Italy

Who Is This Service For?

  • For individuals seeking to register a foreign divorce in Italy, the process is governed by the Private International Law Act No. 218/1995. 
  • This law generally allows for the automatic effectiveness in Italy of foreign judgments that comply with certain compatibility requirements with the Italian legal system. 
  • Specifically, for divorce judgments, they must be registered with the competent Italian Municipality, either directly by the individual involved or through the Italian Consulate in the district where the judgment was issued​​.
  • This service is particularly beneficial for expats or those with legal ties to Italy who have obtained a divorce abroad and wish to have it officially recognised in Italy. 
  • This recognition is crucial for various legal and administrative processes within Italy, including remarriage in Italy or the adjustment of personal status records.
Who Is This Service For?


  • The primary requirements are submission of legalised and translated (into Italian) documents of the foreign judgment to the Italian Municipality or the Italian Consulate in the country where the divorce was issued. 
  • These documents must demonstrate that the divorce judgment is not contradictory to any Italian judgments on the same matters and that there are no pending cases on the same issues between the same parties in Italy​​.

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Verification of the jurisdiction and updating of addresses if necessary.
  2. Preliminary check of the documentation by the Civil Status Office before sending it to Italy.
  3. Submission of a comprehensive set of documents, including a certified copy or original of the divorce decree (with apostille), translation of the decree and the non-appeal certificate, a divorce decree registration request form, and an application for the transmission of the judgment​​​​.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Expertise in handling the intricacies of Italian and international law to ensure smooth recognition of foreign divorces.
  • Guidance throughout the documentation and submission process to avoid common pitfalls.
  • Assistance with professional translation services to meet the legal standards required for document submission.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Adherence to Law 218/1995 for the recognition of foreign judgments in Italy.
  • Requirement for document legalisation and professional translation into Italian.
  • The necessity of ensuring names and surnames on all documents match those on the original marriage certificate​​​​.
Key Features of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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