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How to apply for an ETD (Emergency Travel Document)

The Emergency Travel Document (ETD) is a temporary travel document valid for 5 days from the date of issue. It can be issued if your passport or ID card has been lost or stolen. It can be used to return to Italy or to an EU country in which the applicant permanently resides, which can be proven by their AIRE registration. The applicant must be present (this also applies to minor babies and children).

If the applicant has got a valid electronic ID card, the ETD will not be issued.

 

                                                                 

 

OPENING TIME:

  • Without appointment from Monday to Friday (9.00 am – 12.00 am);
  • By appointment with the Officer on duty, also on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00 but only for trips on weekends.
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DOCUMENTATION TO SUBMIT FOR THE ISSUE OF AN ETD

Adult applicants (18 and over):

  • ETD1 application form (pdf/doc) duly completed;
  • 2 recent identical passport-size photos (taken within six months), compliant with the international ICAO standards;
  • Copy of an identity document, (ID card or passport) with photo and signature, even if lost or stolen. A valid driving licence is also accepted for identification purposes;
  • If the applicant has no ID document or a copy of it, a witness will need to attend. The witness will need to bring a valid ID document and complete form Modulo AFT1 (pdf/doc). The witness will also need to be able to identify the applicant under his/her own responsibility;
  • Copy of the travel ticket with a travel date within 5 days of the ETD request;

Minor applicants (under 18)

  • ETD2 application form (pdf/doc) duly completed and signed by both parents or by the accompanying person authorised by their parents;
  • 2 recent identical passport-size photos (taken within six months), compliant with the international ICAO standards;
  • ID document with photo and signature of both parents or of accompanying person;
  • If the applicant has no ID document or a copy of it, a witness will need to attend. The witness will need to bring a valid ID document and complete form Modulo AFT1 (pdf/doc). The witness will also need to be able to identify the applicant under his/her own responsibility;
  • Copy of the travel ticket with a travel date within 5 days of the ETD request.

 

                                                                 

 

Please note: for children born in the UK, in addition to the documents above, you will need to submit the original full birth certificate (long form) issued by the Local Registry Office, legalised by means of an apostille and translated into Italian. For information on the Apostille and the registration of birth certificates or the Multilingual certificates (with no Apostille), please refer to the Registry Office section.

To access the relevant application forms, click here.