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Apply for an Italian passport

 

Apply for an Italian passport

IMPORTANT:

  • DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF PASSPORT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, IT IS ADVISABLE TO ALLOW SUITABLE TIME WHEN CONSIDERING APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT;
  • YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED NOT TO BOOK OR MAKE TRAVEL ARRAGEMENTS UNTIL YOU ARE IN POSSESSION OF A VALID PASSPORT – DOING SO IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. PREPAID TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS OR BOOKINGS OF ANY KIND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AN EMERGENCY FOR PASSPORT RENEWALS;
  • In order to make our services more efficient, access to the Consulate General Passport office is by appointment only;
  • All Italian citizens can apply for an Italian passport, provided that they are resident within the constituency of the Italian Consulate General in London, and formally registered A.I.R.E. (Anagrafe Italiani Residenti all’Estero)

Prior to applying for a passport, please ensure that your birth certificate has been formally registered with the Italian authorities (Town Hall/Comune A.I.R.E.). In the event that your birth certificate is NOT registered in Italy, the original birth certificate (legalised with apostille and an Italian translation) must be presented with your passport application.

The abovementioned is applicable to all Italian Citizens regardless if you were in possession of a previous passport, and in particular to those:

  • That where born abroad (outside of Italy);
  • Or that have acquired their Italian Citizenship abroad or in Italy (but not via the Italian Consulate General in London);
  • Or that have acquired their Italian Citizenship abroad or in Italy via marriage (but not via the Italian Consulate General in London).

For further information on all matters related to how to register a birth certificate, please consult our Registry office section.

General information:

  1. Validity;
  2. Costs & payment methods;
  3. How to book an appointment;
  4. How to apply for a passport in case of a proven emergency (without appointment);
  5. How to apply for a passport for individuals that are “permanently unable to travel”;
  6. How to apply for ETD (Emergency Travel Document) to repatriate;
  7. How to report the loss or theft of your passport.

How to:

 


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