The OP of this question
- united kingdom - Fathers name in the birth certificate and Italian citizenship - Expatriates Stack Exchange
would like to learn how to pass on his Italian citizenship to his unborn child, the mother of which is not his wife (British citizen). They desire that the child should not have his last name, but that he be recognised as the father.
The OP is aware that he can pass on his Italian citizenship as the father, so it is not a question about Italian Nationality law.
Since the discription of Expatriates is Q&A about the site for people living abroad on a long-term basis, one would assume that an Italian citizen, that has lived in the United Kingdom since 2003, asking how to go about getting this done correctly would be appropriat for the expatriates site.
Unfortunately enough users (the last of which was a moderator) were found to close this question 'because this may probably be more suitable on law@SE' on the same day.
Despite comments (from me) that this is a procedure can only be done through the (Italian) AIRE system of the responsible local consulate, the user who stared the close procedure has not revered their close vote.
Unfortunately not enough other reopen votes have been found so that a prepared answer can be given.
I believe it would be wise to clairfy (reach consensus), that questions as to how to bring about situations that are listed as d,e and f in the
Vienna Convention Consular Relations of 1963-04-24:
Consular functions consist in :
(d) issuing passports and travel documents to nationals of the sending State,
and visas or appropriate documents to persons wishing to travel to the sending State;
(e) helping and assisting nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, of the sending State ;
(f) acting as notary and civil registrar and in capacities of a similar kind, and performing certain functions of an administrative nature, provided that there is nothing contrary thereto in the laws and regulations of the receiving State ;
should generally not be closed (or moved elsewhere) and that moderators should be made aware of this.
The question above (that has been closed) falls clearly within the (f) function and should be reopened, since the administrative function of registering of a child born abroad and its recognition as an Italian citizen can only be done through the Italian consulate.