I came from South Africa on an Italian spouse visa. I arrived on 8 June and the visa is valid for 90 days. I now wish to extend it. My wife is Italian and has residency in Italy and Carta di Identita.
We did not transcribe the marriage at the Consulate in Johannesburg. She had been married previously but had not declared that marriage to the consulate. When we wanted to transcribe our marriage, the Consulate told her she must first declare the first marriage and the divorce, and then transcribe the current marriage.
Unfortunately, she had problems obtaining the previous marriage certificate. She could not remember the date of the marriage and, since the person had remarried and then passed away, South African Home Affairs had no record of her marriage details. She was told that her marriage had been overwritten by the system. She does have the divorce decree.
Consequently, she decided to approach the Divorce Court hoping to obtain a copy of the divotce records. Again, the Department of Justice had a problem in releasing the documents, as they had contracted an independent company for storage and had issues retrieving the files.
We are in possession of our apostilled marriage certificate. Will that suffice or will the Italian authority ask again for documents relating to the previous marriage? The unabridged marriage certificate shows that she was previously divorced.