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Death Certificate Registration


• Death certificate (Original or certified copy) with Apostille and Italian translation;

• Original Italian passport of the deceased (if possible). The passport will be voided and returned to the family (send a SASE envelope for the return of the voided passport);

• Completed and signed application FORM to download!


• The death certificate can be obtained from the Department of Health of the State where the death occurred.

• The certificate must indicate the city or town of death (the county is not sufficient)


• The Apostille can be requested at the Secretary of State of the State in which the document was issued (for example, if the birth certificate was issued by the Department of Health in  Pennsylvania, the apostille must be requested to the Secretary of State of Pennsylvania).

• The apostille does NOT have to be translated into Italian

• The following link contains useful information regarding the U.S. Secretaries of State within this consular jurisdiction Useful information on how to request the Apostille


The translation must be complete and correspond to the order of the fields and data shown on the original, must be typed and must not show conversions of weights and/or measures. Translations that do not meet these requirements will be rejected. The Consulate does not provide document translation services. Self-produced translations are acceptable if they are complete, accurate, and typewritten. The Consulate provides a list of professional translators, or you can use other professional translation services found elsewhere.


The complete documentation may be submitted in person or sent by mail to:

Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia Attention: Ufficio di Stato Civile 600 Chestnut St, Suite 956 Philadelphia, PA 19106

The method of mailing the documents is the choice of the applicant and it is strongly suggested that you mail using a tracking number

Original documents will NOT be returned