I am a US citizen who married an Italian citizen in 2014. We were married in New York and lived together before we decided to move to Europe. He moved back to Italy and I moved to the UK for my career.
I am now trying to apply for my Italian citizenship and am getting slightly confused. The first step prior to applying is to register your marriage to the Italian commune. I cannot seem to register through the New York consulate, as my husband never registered as an AIRE (and now has also moved back to Italy and no longer resides abroad). I also probably cannot register through the UK consulate for similar reasons (as the marriage happened in the US and my husband is not an AIRE in the UK).
When my husband tried to go to his local commune, the lady yelled at him and told him that she cannot register our marriage as I do not live in Italy.
It seems as though we are stuck in an impasse with nowhere to even register our marriage. How and where can we do that?