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What documents do I need to post to you?

 

What documents do I need to post to you?

 

 

3. Get a passport for a child (between 0 and 11 years of age)

3.1. Who can apply? 3.2. Passport processing times and validity
3.3. Fees and how to pay 3.4. What documents do I need to post to you?
3.5. Passport FAQs  

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3.4 What documents do I need to post to you?

Please read the checklist carefully before posting your child’s passport application. You can find the checklist and the passport application form (MOD2) in the “Forms” section of this website. Please be advised that if you fail to post the items listed in the checklist, your child’s passport application will be rejected.

Do not post your child’s passport application unless you are certain that at least one parent is registered at the Italian Consulate in London (A.I.R.E). Please note that we are unable to accept your child’s passport application if their birth certificate has not been registered and forwarded on to the town hall (comune) of reference in Italy.

For more information about registering birth certificates, please contact the Registry Office, click here

If you are applying for a child under the age of 12, you must post:

  • a passport application form (for children under 12 years of age) MOD2 (pdf / doc) – please include eye colour and height in cm.
  • a photocopy of the mother’s passport or identity card (clearly showing their photograph and signature)
  • a photocopy of the father’s passport or identity card (clearly showing their photograph and signature)
  • your child’s current expired or damaged passport
    • If your child’s passport has been lost or stolen, you must submit a Lost/Stolen Report Form (pdf/doc) on their behalf. You must also provide us with a photocopy of their lost or stolen passport and/or another form of identity.
    • If you are applying for your child’s first Italian passport, you must bring their Italian identity card or another passport issued by a foreign government.
    • If your child doesn’t have an Italian Identity card or another passport issued by a foreign government, the photographs must be signed by someone else (a ‘countersignatory’) to prove your child’s identity. In this case, please fill in an AFT2 form.
  • a countersignatory form (AFT2), including a photocopy of your countersignatory’s passport, identity card or driver’s licence and proof that they work in a recognised profession.
  • 2 recent and identical passport photographs, which must meet ICAO rules. Please see photograph guidelines for more information.
  • a pre-paid special delivery envelope paid up to 500g. We will use this envelope to post the new passport back to you.
  • a postal order made payable to the “Italian Consulate General”. This is the only method of payment we accept for postal applications.

Who can countersign your child’s photographs?

Your countersignatory must:

• have a current British or EU passport
• be able to identify your child and have known you for a reasonable amount of time

Your countersignatory can’t:

• have a criminal record
• be a parent or close relative

If you have trouble finding someone to countersign your child’s photographs, they can be signed by a member of Consular staff if you bring your child to the Consulate.

PLEASE NOTE:
• Your child’s passport application form (MOD2) must be signed by both parents. This is mandatory even if you are single, married, separated or divorced from the mother or father of your child.

• If one of the parents is an EU citizen, he or she can complete and sign the passport application form MOD2 in person or at home. Don’t forget to provide a photocopy of their passport or Identity card (clearly showing their photograph and signature) so that we can verify that the signatures match.

• If one of the parents is not an EU citizen, he or she must complete and sign MOD2 in person. If he or she lives near Bedford, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool or Manchester, their signature can be witnessed by one of our Honorary Consuls instead.

• If one of the parents is not an EU citizen and doesn’t live in England or Wales, you must ask them to sign a Parental Consent form, in person, at their nearest Italian Consulate/Embassy or Questura (police station) in Italy.

• If the other parent refuses to sign the passport application form MOD2, you can apply for a Consular Decree which will allow the Consul General to authorise the issue of your child’s passport. The Consul General in London can only serve as Guardianship Judge for children that live in England and Wales. If your child lives in Italy, you should get in touch with the Tribunale dei Minori.

• If the other parent is deceased, you must provide a death certificate with your child’s passport application form (MOD2). If the death certificate is not written in Italian or English, you must provide a multilingual certificate or a legalised Italian translation.

To download the passport application form (for children under 12 years of age), please click here.

 


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