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How to apply for an ETD (Emergency Travel Document) - for non-residents

 

How to apply for an ETD (Emergency Travel Document) - for non-residents

The Emergency Travel Document (ETD) is a temporary travel document valid for 5 days from the date of issue. It can be issued if your passport or ID card has been lost or stolen. It can be used to return to Italy or to an EU country in which the applicant permanently resides, which can be proven by their AIRE registration. The applicant must be present (this also applies to minor babies and children).

Documentation to submit for the issue of an ETD

Adult applicants (18 and over):

  • ETD1 application form (pdf/doc) duly completed;
  • 2 recent identical passport-size photos (taken within six months), compliant with the international ICAO standards;
  • Copy of an identity document, (ID card or passport) with photo and signature, even if lost or stolen. A valid driving licence is also an accepted for identification purposes;
  • If the applicant has no ID document, a witness will need to attend. They will need to bring their ID document and complete form Modulo AFT1 - Dichiarazione Sostitutiva Atto di Notorietà/Affidavit (pdf/doc). They will also need to be able to identify the applicant under their own responsibility;
  • Copy of the travel ticket with a travel date within 5 days of the ETD request;
  • Other parent’s consent (if the applicant has minor children and they are resident in the London consular district and registered in the AIRE) together with a copy of their ID document (only for EU nationals) where the holder’s signature is visible (pdf/doc);
  • If the other parent is NOT an EU national, they must sign the consent before a public official in Italy or they will need to sign the consent at the relevant Consular office where they are.

Minor applicants (under 18)

  • ETD2 application form (pdf/doc) duly completed and signed by both parents or by the accompanying person authorised by their parents;
  • 2 recent identical passport-size photos (taken within six months), compliant with the international ICAO standards;
  • ID document with photo and signature of both parents or of accompanying person;
  • If the applicant has no ID document, a witness over 18 years of age will need to attend. They will need to bring their ID document and complete form Modulo AFT1 - Dichiarazione Sostitutiva Atto di Notorietà/Affidavit (pdf/doc). They will also need to be able to identify the applicant under their own responsibility;
  • Copy of the travel ticket with a travel date within 5 days of the ETD request.

Please note: For children born in the UK, in addition to the documents above, you will need to submit the original full birth certificate (long form) issued by the Local Registry Office, legalised by means of an apostille and translated into Italian. For information on the Apostille and the registration of birth certificates or the Multilingual certificates (with no Apostille), please refer to the Registry Office section.

To access the relevant application forms, click here.

 


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