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Get a passport for a child (between 12 and 17 years of age)


Get a passport for a child (between 12 and 17 years of age)


2. Get a passport for a minor (between 12 and 17 years of age)

2.1. Who can apply? 2.2. Passport processing times and validity
2.3. Fees and how to pay 2.4. Book and appointment
2.5. What documents do I need to bring to my appointment? 2.6. Passport FAQs


2.1. Who can apply?

You must have Italian nationality to be eligible for an Italian passport.

Your child must be resident in England or Wales and be registered with the Italian Consulate in London (A.I.R.E or Anagrafe Italiani Residenti all’Estero). For information on how to register in A.I.R.E click here

If your child is not registered with the Italian Consulate in London, you can still apply, but their passport will only be issued if other Italian authorities authorise us to do so. After you have submitted your child's application, the process can take up to 30 days.


If your child

• was born outside of Italy
• obtained Italian citizenship in Italy or from an Italian Consulate/Embassy outside of England

you are strongly advised to check that their birth certificate has been registered at your town hall (comune) of reference in Italy, even if they have been issued with an Italian passport in the past.

If you have not registered your birth certificate in Italy, you must provide us with an original legalized birth certificate and a certified translation together with your passport application.

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