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Register the birth certificate of a minor

In order to transcribe a birth occurred in the territorial jurisdiction of this Consulate General – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, the following documents must be provided to this Office:

  • Certified copy of the birth certificate (long form)
  • Apostille from the Secretary of State to be attached to the certified copy of the birth certificate
  • Translation in Italian language of the birth certificate
    • Vital records certificates (birth, marriage, civil union and death) can be translated by the applicant if the translation follows the following guidelines, alternatively a professional translator must be hired. Translation guidelines:
      • Translations must contain all information present in the original certificate, all date formats must be (dd/mmm/yyyy)
      • Translations must be done according to the original including all information present which must be factual, interpretations are not accepted
      • Translations must be typed, handwritten translations will not be accepted. It is not necessary to translate the apostille or other certifications
      • It is not necessary to follow the exact visual aspect of the original certificate (stamps, boxes)
  • Form to request the registration of the birth certificate duly filled out and signed.
  • If the parents are not married or were not married at the date of their child’s birth, an acknowledgement of paternity form is required alongside the child’s birth certificate. This form is to be collected from to the same office that issues the child’s birth certificate.

EVERY document issued by a US or foreign agency must be supplied with an Apostille AND needs to be translated into Italian.

The above documentation will need to be sent by mail:

Consolato Generale d’Italia
Ufficio Stato Civile
600 Atlantic Avenue, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02210-2206

(please specify a phone number so we may contact you) 


Information and forms:

Form to request the registration of the birth certificate

Apostille information

List of translators