Vital records collects certificates of certain aspects in the life of a citizen. Birth records, marriage certificates, death certificates, divorce papers, and other public records are all examples of vital records. The registration of these certificates is the responsibility of the municipalities in Italy or of the consular offices abroad.
The Italian Vital Records Office of an embassy or consulate handles, just as an Italian municipality does, the registration, updating and maintenance of the vital records. The Italian embassies and consulates receive vital records certificates issued by foreign authorities and send them to Italian City Halls for registration.