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Passport processing times and validity (adults)

 

Passport processing times and validity (adults)

 

 

1. Apply for an adult passport

1.1. Who can apply? 1.2. Validity
1.3. Fees and how to pay 1.4. Book an appointment
1.5. What documents do I need to bring to my appointment? 1.6. Passports FAQs

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1.2. Validity

A biometric passport is a travel document that contains an electronic microchip. The microchip holds your personal details, your photograph and your fingerprints. We don’t need to collect fingerprints if you’re applying for a child under the age of 12 or if you’re permanently unable to travel. Please refer to the section “Apply for a passport if you are permanently unable to travel” for more information.

Passport validity:

Age of applicant Passport validity
18 + 10 years
Between 3 and 17 5 years
Under 3 3 years

 

Morning appointments
If you are registered with the Italian Consulate in London (A.I.R.E or Anagrafe Italiani Residenti all’Estero) and if your application is complete, we are normally able to issue your passport on the same day. In some cases we may have to carry out routine security checks which could delay your application.

If you are not registered with the Italian Consulate in London, you can still apply, but your passport will only be issued if other Italian authorities authorise us to do so. Your passport will not be issued on the day of your appointment.

FROM THE 03.09.2018 WE WILL BE TRIALLING AN AFTERNOON APPOINTMENT SERVICE FOR ITALIAN NATIONALS ALREADY REGISTERED WITH AIRE.

If you wish to book an afternoon appointment with the Passport Office of the Italian Consulate General in London, you need to book via the online booking system “Prenota Online”.

Please note the if you book an afternoon appointment, we will only collect your biometric data (fingerprints), your application form, postal order and special delivery envelope. Your passport will not be issued on the same day but will be posted back to you within 30 days.


Appointments made through an Honorary Consul
If you live in or around Bedford, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool or Manchester, you may apply for a passport through one of our Honorary Consuls instead of applying in person at the Italian Consulate General in London.

To access the service you must telephone the Honorary Consul directly to book an appointment:

Bedford Tel: 01234-356647
Birmingham Tel: 0121-454-6911
Cardiff Tel: 0292-034-1757
Liverpool Tel: 0151-666-2886
Manchester Tel: 0161-714-0190

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Our Honorary Consuls have only been equipped with software to collect biometric data (fingerprints). They are not able to issue you with a passport. Your new passport will be posted back to you.

Our Honorary Consuls can only accept your application if you are registered with the Italian Consulate in London (A.I.R.E or Anagrafe Italiani Residenti all’Estero) and if you live in or around Bedford, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool or Manchester.

For more information about the opening hours and the locations of our Honorary Consuls, please click here

 


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