Italian document retrieval services
Procurement of Italian documents from Italy
Hire me to track down your hard to find documents from Italy! If you have an approximate idea of your ancestor's name, parents' names, date and place of birth, I can request the following records from Italian towns:
But don't worry! Even if you don't know much information about your Italian ancestor, you can contact me for assistance in researching your family's Italian genealogy.
Time lines vary from town to town and region to region. Certificates from smaller towns usually take less time to obtain given the employees' lighter workloads. On average, obtaining an Italian certificate can take anywhere from 4 to 16 weeks.
Each Italian birth, marriage or death certificate is $180. There is no charge for extra copies, and postage is included.
In order to combat fraud, the cities of Rome, Milan and Florence have additional requirements for the release of documents. These rules require someone goes to and submits an in-person request. The request will be vetted, and after a month's time the certificate can be picked up. In order to request a certificate from those cities, I must prepare a special letter known as a "delega" which grants permission for its retrieval. This letter must be signed by you and you must include a copy of your photo ID.
Due to the additional time required (2 trips to the municipality, preparation of the delega and the wait in long lines), the fee for obtaining certificates from Rome, Milan and Florence is $200.
Italian citizenship translations
Translating into impeccable Italian since 2003
As owner of Get Italian Citizenship (now My Italian Story), I have been providing translations for Italian dual citizenship since 2005, but have been working as a professional Italian translator since 2003. Today, I still handle all translations for Italian dual citizenship.
A fluent speaker of Italian, I am a member of the International Association of Translators and Interpreters, the New York Circle of Translators and the Mediterranean Editors' and Translators' Association. All of my translations enjoy the following benefits:
Native translations for accuracy
No guesswork. Since I've been speaking Italian since I was a child, your translations are handled by a native speaker of Italian with over a decade of experience in the industry. I am so confident in my accuracy that I offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your translations aren't accepted for any reason, I'll give you your money back (so far, that has never happened). Purchase with confidence! You can read a few testimonials about my work by clicking here.
Formatted to look like the originals
My translations are formatted to look like the originals, replicating fonts, tables, stamps and other necessary details. Other companies charge an arm and a leg to produce a translation that is neither beautiful nor does it reflect the original, instead replicating charts and tables as a numbered list. Consulates often tell our clients that my translations are the best-looking they've ever seen.
Affordable and accessible
As a small business, I have no costly overhead to pay. This means that I can pass along these cost savings to you; my translations are affordable for all budgets. I offer volume discounts as well as discounts for duplicated or similar documents.
Rates for translations
$60 per page. Volume discounts are available.