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The Welfare Section is dedicated to the support of Italian nationals in a state of distress, financial or otherwise.

The office is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 noon. Telephone queries will be answered from 3 to 5 p.m. at 0207-9365900

Phone in the morning only for serious and/or urgent matters.

The following services are available to Italian nationals resident in this Consulate General catchment area:
- family support directed mainly to the protection of minors;
- health information;
- limited financial support;
- shipment of human remains/ashes to Italy;
- issue of fiscal codes and pincodes
- support to Italian prisoners and their families; repatriation according to the Strasbourg Convention (1989).

Specific information may be obtained by consulting dedicated websites:
- for British tax information;
- travelling with pets;
- Italian Council housing: the website of your Council of origin in Italy at