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Passports

 

Passports

PASSPORT ISSUANCE

To apply for an Italian passport the applicant must be:

1. an Italian citizen
2. registered at this Consulate General with his/her up-to-date details (address, marital status, dependent children).

The applicant is required to attend in person at this Consulate during office hours for fingerprinting and submit the documentation indicated below (as applicable).

A) Applicants who are only Italian citizens:
Two front-facing identical colored photos (35X45mm) on a white background (the head should take up 70% of the entire photo)
• Previous Italian passport or if the passport is expired, other valid photo ID
Study or work permit or “Permanent Resident Card” or one of the documents issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada through the procedure called "Search of Citizenship Record" or the procedure called "Verification Status".

Applicants with minor children, must have consent (click here for consent form) of the non-applying parent, even if separated, divorced, common law or in case of adoption.

If the non-applying parent is an EU national, it will be sufficient to submit his/her written consent together with a photocopy of his/her passport or valid photo ID (include page with signature) of the EU country of citizenship.

On the other hand, if the non-applying parent is not an EU national, he/she must attend in person with a valid photo ID to sign his / her consent. The signature must be authenticated by an officer at the Consulale General or an Honorary Vice Consul and the authentication is subject to consular fees. As an alternative, it is also possible to have the signature authenticated by a lawyer whose own signature is filed with this Consulate, in which case, the lawyer’s signature will be legalized by this Consulate and consular fees apply as well.

N.B. Applicants, who have minor children not yet registered in Italy, must submit the birth certificates of their minor children on which the parents’ names appear and which have been issued by the designated vital statistics office.

B) Applicants who are dual citizens (Italian and Canadian):
Two front-facing identical colored photos (35X45mm) on a white background (the head should take up 70% of the entire photo)
Previous Italian passport and Canadian passport or driver’s license
Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (long form, showing the date of naturalization), if you were naturalized Canadian after August 15, 1992 and have not previously presented said document to the Consulate.

Applicants with minor children require consent from the other parent (See above).


FEES AND PROCESSING TIME

The passport fee must be paid in Canadian dollars (cash only) (click here for current amounts). As of July 2014, the annual tax is no longer required. Please note that adult passports are valid for 10 years.
Once all requirements have been met, the passport may be picked up in person by the applicant or mailed out by Xpresspost envelope which the applicant himself/herself must provide.


MINORS

Minor children must have their own individual passport, the validity of which varies depending on the age: 3 years validity for minors aged 0 to 3 and 5 years for minors aged 3 to 18. Minors under 12 do not require fingerprinting, they are, however, required to attend in person. If a minor holds the passport of another country, it may be included with his/her documentation to confirm personal particulars and prove identity.

Minor applicants must have parental consent from both parents (Link to form) for their passport.


ITALIAN CHILDREN UNDER 14 TRAVELLING ALONE OR WITH SOMEONE OTHER THAN THEIR PARENTS

Italian children under 14 years of age travelling alone or with someone other than their parents require a Consular declaration. The declaration is prepared free of charge by this Consulate at the request of the minor’s parents. The following documentation is required:

• Request form (link to form), duly completed and signed by both parents
• Photocopy of the parents’ passports
• Photocopy of the minor’s passport
• Photocopy of the passport of the person accompanying the minor/s
• Or, if the child is travelling alone, information relating to the airline and flight.

For information about the requirements for Canadian minor children travelling abroad without their parent/s or legal guardian/s, please consult the travel page of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


STOLEN OR LOST PASSPORTS

If your passport is lost or stolen, you must first report it to the local police, and then to the Consulate. The Consulate will be responsible for issuing a new passport to you, once it has completed processing your application.

EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT

This Consulate will issue an ETD (Emergency Travel Document) to Italian citizens in case of emergency (i.e. a tourist scheduled for imminent departure who loses or has his/her passport stolen). The ETD would only be valid for the return trip to Italy or other country of residency (as indicated in A.I.R.E., the registry of Italians living abroad).

To obtain an ETD, the applicant must attend in person with the following documentation:

- Local police report of the loss or theft of the passport;
- Two front-facing identical colored photos (35X45mm) on a white background (the head should take up 70% of the entire photo)
- A valid piece of photo ID i.e. identity card, driver’s license, etc. or/and photocopy of the lost/stolen passport. Should none of these be available, it will be necessary for this Consulate to verify the applicant’s identity before issuing the ETD.

IDENTITY CARD

This Consulate is not authorized to issue Carte d’Identita’ (Italian identity cards) and may only renew those which are non-electronic and which are valid for 5 years.

To renew a Carta D’Identita’ at this Consulate, an applicant must be an Italian citizen residing in this Consular jurisdiction and registered in A.I.R.E. (registry of Italians living abroad).

Italian citizens wishing to obtain a new Carta D’Identita’, or those with an electronic one, must contact their Italian municipality of A.I.R.E. registration in Italy.


Updated on 27/01/2016


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