Request a Certificate from Italy

You only pay full price if we successfully deliver your certificate!

The total cost to find and deliver a certificate is US$75 and includes up to 2 additional copies for free.

To start each search, we require a deposit of US$25.

If we obtain the certificate, we require a second payment of US$50 before we mail it to you.

If we do NOT obtain the certificate, you owe nothing further!

When you order, you may request 1 or 2 additional copies of each certificate free of charge, but some Vital Records offices (like Rome and Naples) will only send one at a time. In those cases, it will take longer to obtain the extra copies.

Please Note: If you make a mistake with your order, or if you otherwise change your mind, you may request a full refund of this deposit within the first 30 days after your order. After this time, the deposit becomes NON-REFUNDABLE.

Information Required to Begin

When you submit your request, you will be asked to provide the following details:

Using the information you send us, ICGS will prepare a written request on your behalf and mail it to the appropriate Italian city's official archives.

The response time varies from city to city (over 8,000 in Italy), but in most cases, we receive requested certificates within 6-8 weeks. If there are mistakes in the information you send, we will likely receive a notification of No Records Found.