Templates

Here is email I sent to my grandparents’ comune to request their birth certificates. Feel free to modify and use this template. Blue words are words you should personalize to your situation. Pink words are words that change according to your gender. I attached my birth certificate, my parents’ marriage certificate (because it showed both relevant grandparents’ names), and two forms (one for each grandparent) with all the info I knew about them. Translation to follow. Here is the template [link] for the request forms (sorry, I all could find for now was a pdf…but I’ll keep looking!).

Subject: Richiesta di certificati di nascita

Spettabile Comune di _________,

Sono___[your name here]__, una cittadina [canadese/americano etc.] figlia di genitori italiani e sto cercando di ottenere la cittadinanza italiana.

Per questo richiedo, cortesemente, la Vostra assistenza, poiche necessito dell’estratto dell’atto di nascita, in formato internazionale di mio nonno ______ e di mia nonna ________.

Per favore consultare gli allegati per le informazioni a loro riguardo. Anche ho allegato alcuni documenti della mia identità.

Poiche’ io necessito di questo documento per formalizzare la mia richiesta di cittadinanza italiana, e’ essenziale che il suddetto certificato riporti i nomi di entrambi i genitori.

I documenti vanno inviati al seguente indirizzo:

[put your name and address here]

Se ci saranno spese da sostenere Vi prego di comunicarmelo e sarà  mia cura inviarvi quanto dovuto a stretto giro di posta.

Molte grazie in anticipo  per la Vostra cortesia ed il Vostro aiuto.

Cordiali Saluti,

[your name]

 

Approximate translation:*

Subject: Birth certificate request

Dear Comune of _____,

I am _____, a ______ citizen, daughter of Italian parents, and I am in the process of obtaining Italian citizenship.

I am requesting your assistance because I need the extract of the act of birth, in international format, for my grandfather ____ and my grandmother _____.

Please see attachments for the relevant information. I also attached some documents showing my identity.

Since I need these documents to formalize my request for Italian citizenship, it is essential that the certificates report the names of both parents.

The documents should be sent to this address:
[put your name and address here]

If there are costs please let me know and I will send you the amount by mail.
Many thanks in advance for your help.

Sincerely,

[your name]

*I do not speak Italian. Credit for the bulk of the email goes to the Consul General of Chicago. This email includes my own modifications and may not be 100.00% grammatical, but it worked.

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