01/01/2012 – Self-certification compulsory. No Public Administration authority can require the registry office certificates.
From 1 January 2012 the registry office certificates are permanently “retired”, at least as regards the acts and the processes concerning the Public Administration.
From 1 January 2012 all the citizens who need to certify their registry office status (birth, family status, nationality, etc.) must use the self-certification and, therefore, all Public Administration authorities must accept it, though they can still verify it, in accordance with the provisions of Law.
So the self-certification is no longer just a possibility, but rather a mandatory document.
All the above means improving waiting times, queues and processes.
The certificates issued by the municipal registry offices can still be necessary among private entities (banks, companies, insurance companies, sports clubs, etc), but also in these circumstances it is possible to use the self-certification with the prior consent of the applicant private entity.