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How to apply for an adult passport (applicants aged 18 or above)

 

How to apply for an adult passport (applicants aged 18 or above)

You may apply for a passport at the London Consulate General if you are Italian and registered in the AIRE (Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero – Register of Italians residing abroad). For information on how to register in the AIRE, please click here.

Before you apply for a passport, if you:

  • were born abroad (not in Italy);
  • have acquired Italian citizenship abroad or in Italy (but not through the London Consulate General);
  • have acquired Italian citizenship by marriage abroad or in Italy (but not through the London Consulate General),

you must first ensure that your birth certificate has been registered at your comune (Italian municipality) of AIRE registration. If this is not the case, you must bring your original birth certificate (legalised by means of an apostille and translated in the country where it was issued) together with your passport application.

The above applies to all Italian nationals, including those who already have an Italian passport.

Documentation to submit at the appointment

Before your appointment, we kindly invite you to carefully read the checklist of the documents to submit together with the application form.

You need to come to the counter with the relevant forms already completed. Please note that if the documentation is incomplete or incorrect your application will be rejected.

CHECKLIST

  • MOD1 application form (pdf/doc), duly completed;
  • Previous passport (expired or deteriorated or, if not available, national ID card);
  • If your passport has been lost or stolen, British police report or alternatively the relevant Italian lost/stolen passport form available at the Consulate or downloadable here (pdf/doc). In this case you need to come to the appointment with another valid ID document or the above form (pdf/doc);
  • If this is your first Italian passport, you need to submit:
    • An Italian ID document (ID card or driving licence);
    • A foreign document (passport);
  • 2 recent identical passport-size photos (taken within six months), compliant with the international ICAO standards

Other parent’s consent

If the applicant has minor children (under the age of 18), they must ask the other parent to complete and sign Section B of the MOD1 Form or alternatively submit a separate Modulo Assenso Altro Genitore (Other Parent’s Consent Form). The consent is necessary even if the parents are not married, are separated or divorced, and even if the minor children already have their own passport. The reason for this is to protect the child.

  • If the other parent of the minor children is an EU national, they do not need to come to the Consulate. Instead they may give their consent by signing in the relevant box on the applicant’s application form and by attaching a photocopy of their own ID document, so that the passport officer may verify their signature;
  • If one of the parents of the minor children is a non-EU national, the passport application form must be signed before a Consular officer, a public official in Italy or a British notary public (in this case the notary document must be legalised by means of an apostille). If the non-EU parent is in a country other than Italy or the UK, they will need to sign the consent form at the relevant consular office where they are;
  • If the other parent’s consent cannot be obtained, a decreto del Giudice tutelare (Consular Decree) signed by the Consul General acting as Judge supervising a guardianship will be issued. The Consul General in London acts as a Judge supervising a guardianship for minors residing and registered in the London consular district. If the minor is resident in Italy, the Tribunale dei Minori (Juvenile Court) is the competent authority;
  • If one of the parents is deceased, a copy of the death certificate will need to be submitted.

To access the relevant application forms, click here.

 


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