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Passports

 

Passports

 

 

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PASSPORTS

The passport is a travel and identity document. It can be issued or extended by the Passport Office of any Consular Jurisdiction: if not the one in which the Italian is resident, the porceeding is longer: it is necessary to wait for the "NULLA OSTA" (clearance) of the Office (Italian Consulate or Police Commissary) authorised for the area in which he/she resides.

If the applicant is older than 12 years old, the fingerprints capture is required and carried out at the Passport Office (apart from exceptional cases, where a consular representative can travel to save the fingerprints). A medical certificate is required for any medical situation bearing impossibility to go to the Passport Office.

The applicant needs to bring the following documentation:

  • signed passport application
  • identity document
  • two recent photographs (identical, full-face and in colour)
  • permit to be in the country or justification of residence in the jurisdiction

(N.B. For an Italian residing abroad to obtain a passport, it is necessary to be registered in the AIRE of an Italian municipality).

An ordinary passport can be renewed even before its expiration date and within and not more 6 months following that date.

PASSPORT VALIDITY

According to the new regulations, passports issued after 4 February 2003 are valid for 10 years (as opposed to the previous 5 years) and cannot be renewed upon expiration.

After 26 June 2012, Minors of less than 16 years of age can NO LONGER be listed on their mother or father’s passports: they need to have a own passport. The parents have to present a

  • special application available at the Office (or downloadable on the various Italian Consulate Internet sites) signed by both parents or by one of them with the written and signed consent of the other;
  • two photos (identical, full-face and in colour) of the minor.

(N.B. If the minor was born abroad, in order to be issued a passport it is necessary to provide the authorised Consulate with his/her birth certificate, using a multilingual form, or with rider in the case of a translated version).

If one of the parents refuses to sign the act of consent for issuance of the passport to the minor child or for listing the minor child on his/her passport, it is necessary for the consenting parent to go in person to the Passport Office with a signed letter explaining the motives for which the other parent refuses to come sign the act of consent. This letter must give the complete address and telephone numbers of the non-consenting parent.

If the motives for dissent are found to be unjustified, the Consul General can authorise the Office by special decree to issue/extend the minor’s passport or his/her listing on the parent’s passport.

Theft or loss of passport (residents abroad)

The citizen must go in person to the Passport Office of the Consular Jurisdiction with the following documentation:

  • claim of theft or loss of passport filed at the local police authority
  • valid photo ID
  • permit to be in the country or justification of residence in the jurisdiction

Theft or loss of passport (NON-residents abroad)

An Italian citizen in an emergency situation - e.g. a tourist in transit who must leave unexpectedly or who loses or is robbed of his/her passport - and has no time to apply for NULLA OSTA (clearance) for the issuance of a new passport from the Police Commissary or Consulate that issued the lost document, the Consulate General issues a document called a "Travel Document", which is valid only for re-entry in Italy. In order to obtain this it is necessary to go in person to the Consulate with the following documentation:

  • claim of theft or loss of passport filed at the local police authority
  • two photos (identical, full-face and in colour)
  • original airline ticket with confirmed departure date

 


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