(Source is from Expats in Italy and can be found in the forum under the title, "Getting JS in IT with a side order of JM"
It is a detailed step-by-step of what is needed in order to apply in Italy. In the guide, the writer mentions an important step - certification of translations. This step is carried out in the consulate. An official at the consulate reads over the translator's translations, and stamps them for use over in Italy. Tonight, I contacted my consulate to see if this would be possible to do. Remember, all consulates work differently in spite of being under the same government. If it is possible to mail my documents, I will readily do that, but with certified mail of course.... Even though I am a little worried about doing that. If that is not allowed, I asked if I would need to make an appointment for my papers to be stamped.
I will be sure to write about their response.
Hope all is going well with everyone's quest!
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