Persons who are interested in obtaining a death certificate in Italy should know that this document is considered a vital one, thus it is registered with the Registrar of Vital Statistics. Information on such documents can be obtained in the city or the administrative territory in which the event took place. Our team of lawyers in Italy can offer legal assistance on the main regulations that have to be followed in this case.
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Receiving information on an Italian death certificate
In order to receive information on a death certificate issued in Italy, the applicant, who can be an Italian citizen or a foreign citizen who has relatives in this country, is required to provide all the necessary details. Such information can be received if the applicant addressed it in Italian, as the local authorities are not able to offer details in another language.
The issuance of a death certificate in Italy can be a useful tool for persons who are also interested in other legal matters, related to inheritance or citizenship, depending on the case. Italian authorities can provide relevant details on this aspect, as the local institutions have maintained their archives dating back to the 19th century. However, foreigners are advised to receive legal assistance or representation from our team of attorneys in Italy, who can act on the behalf of the applicant.
Requirements when obtaining information on an Italian death certificate
Persons who want to obtain a death certificate in Italy will need to provide a set of details on the respective document, as follows:
• relevant details on the applicant (name, address, residency);
• details on the deceased, such as the name of the person, the place and date of birth, the place and date of death.
In the situation in which the deceased is a woman, it is necessary to stipulate the maiden name the person had prior to getting married in Italy.
We invite persons interested in obtaining an Italian death certificate to contact our law firm in Italy for legal advice on the procedure.