If you have any questions, you may wish to visit our FAQ page dedicated to Civil Registry and Certificate Requests (certificate of citizenship, household composition, civil status, comprehensive certificate, affidavit of being one and the same person, registration in the consular database).
NOTICE: As of January 1, 2018, all vital records (certificates of birth, marriage and death) submitted to this Consulate for processing must be accompanied by their full translation into Italian done by one of the translators listed with this Consulate, just as required for any other document submitted in languages other than Italian. A Consular fee for the legalization of the translator’s signature will apply. Click here (link will open in a new tab) for current fee schedule and a list of ATIO certified translators (“Legalizzazione atti” – art. 69).
HOW TO APPLY FOR A REGISTRATION OF VITAL RECORDS
The documentation (indicated in the following paragraphs), correct and complete, must be sent to the Consulate by mail, to the address:
Consulate General of Italy
136 Beverley Street
Toronto, M5T 1Y5, ON
It is recommended to include in the envelope an additional “Xpress post” envelope pre-stamped and self-addressed for the return of documents, in case of incomplete application (incorrect or missing documents). Kindly note that if the application can be processed as correct and complete, original certificates are not returned.
REGISTRATION IN ITALY OF VITAL RECORDS
The Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, which provides consular services to Italian citizens who reside within its jurisdiction and are registered in AIRE (the registry of Italians living abroad), forwards birth, marriage and death certificates issued by Canadian authorities to the Italian municipalities for registration.
The documents indicated below may be submitted to this Consulate General, or to an Honorary Vice Consulate or to Consular Agent or sent by mail.
The certificates must be originals and will be retained by the Consulate. The type of certificate required is the “Certified Copy of Registration” (Long Form). Please note that “wallet size” certificates are not valid for registration purposes in Italy, and will therefore not be accepted. For further information relating to the certificates consult the following links: for Ontario, for Manitoba and for NW Territories.
The registration service is provided free of charge. There is, however, a Consular fee for the legalization of the vital certificates and of the translator’s signature.
When applying for the registration of vital certificates, the last place of residency in Italy must be specified.
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS WHO RESIDE IN A DIFFERENT CONSULAR JURISDICTION
The Consulate is responsible for the legalization of Vital Records issued by Canadian Authorities (of this consular jurisdiction) relating to applicants who are not resident in this consular district.
For this purpose, the person concerned shall:
1) send the original certificate of vital records, together with an Italian translation, for which legalization is requested. For the translation, you must contact an ATIO certified translator (click here for the list).
THIS CONSULATE DOES NOT TRANSLATE ANY DOCUMENTS.
2) Pay in cash or, preferably, by money order made out to the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto the consular fee provided for the legalization of vital records, in addition to that for the legalization of the translation (Articles 7 and 69 of the consular fee). For the exact amount due, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Send along with the documents mentioned under points 1 and 2 also a prepaid and pre-addressed envelope, for the return of the legalized documents.
HOW TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION OF A VITAL CERTIFICATE
To know more about our services and how to apply for registration in Italy of vital records issued by local Authorities within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, click on the relevant item of the list below: