The Certificate of Non-Impediment (also known as a "Nulla Osta") is not specific to the United States; it's a document that certifies an individual's eligibility to marry and indicates that there are no legal impediments to the marriage. It is often required by foreign governments as part of the process for marrying a foreign national in their country.

Here's what the Certificate of Non-Impediment typically does:

  1. Certifies Eligibility to Marry: The certificate confirms that you are legally free to marry and that there are no legal impediments, such as being currently married, that would prevent you from entering into a marriage.
  2. Meets Foreign Government Requirements: Many countries, including Italy, require foreign nationals to provide a Certificate of Non-Impediment before they can legally marry in that country. This document serves as proof that the marriage is valid and recognized in the foreign jurisdiction.
  3. Aids in Obtaining Marriage Licenses: Some local authorities in foreign countries may require a Certificate of Non-Impediment as part of the process for obtaining a marriage license or registering a marriage.

To obtain a Certificate of Non-Impediment, individuals typically need to provide certain documentation and follow specific procedures, which can vary depending on the country where they plan to marry. It's essential to check the requirements of the foreign government and consult with the appropriate authorities or consular services to ensure compliance with all necessary procedures.