AUTHENTICATION (CERTIFICATION) OF SIGNATURES AND PHOTOS
AUTHENTICATION OF A SIGNATURE FOR PASSPORT ISSUING (atto di assenso)
We remind you that, following new procedures, if the parent giving consent is a non-EU national – which includes British nationals – they can go:
· Without coming to London, at one of the Honorary Consulates or Consular Agencies of our consular network. Following is a list of honorary consular offices: ASHFORD, BEDFORD, BIRMINGHAM, BRISTOL, CARDIFF, CHESHUNT, GIBRALTAR, GUERNSEY, JERSEY, LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NOTTINGHAM, PETERBOROUGH, WATFORD e WOKING. Contact details here.
· At any British notary public. The declaration certified by the notary must then be legalised by the Legalisation Office of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Get your document legalised).
AUTHENTICATION OF A PHOTO (AFFIDAVIT)
Even here it is not necessary to come to the Consulate in London. The photo does not necessarily have to be certified at the Consulate. You can ask a British or EU national to certify it. As laid down in British legislation, the signatory must:
– Have known the parents for at least two years (you can ask a friend, neighbour, or colleague), but they cannot be related to the applicant.
– Be a person of good standing in their community
– Work in a recognised profession. The British authorities have published a non-exhaustive list which includes, amongst others, a teacher, a dentist, a pharmacist, a photographer, a local government employee etc.
For further info, please visit the specific page.