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Passport

 

Passport

IT IS RECOMMENDED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH DUE ADVANCE: DURING PEAK PERIODS (i.e. SPRING, SUMMER, HOLIDAYS), THE WAITING TIME FOR THE FIRST AVAILABLE APPOINTMENT COULD BE LONGER.

Please ensure to read carefully the following instructions before booking an online appointment for the passport:

To be able to book an appointment, applicants must be residents of this Consulate’s jurisdiction (States of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont), duly registered (with updated address) with this Registry (AIRE) and their Vital Records status must be up to date (in case of marriages, civil unions, births of minor children, divorces and other variations).

In cases of changes, before booking a passport appointment, please contact:

  • Registry Office (Anagrafe) to proceed with: change of address within the five States of this consular jurisdiction;

  • Vital Records OfficeVital Records Office (Stato Civile) to register in Italy marriages, civil unions, births of minor children, divorces and other changes; Italian citizens residing abroad are kindly reminded that it’s mandatory to declare to the competent consular Office every change in their Vital Records status.: documents for variations should be submitted to the Vital Records Office (Stato Civile) with due advance to the date of the passport appointment (the Vital Records Office processes the variations in chronological order of submittance).

- For those who have moved to this consular jurisdiction from other consular jurisdictions or from Italy, they are kindly requested to register with this Consulate Registry (AIRE) before booking a passport appointment:

  • Instructions available here

Please note that the Registry Office has up to 30 working days to process the registration request (once a complete and correct application has been submitted). No passport appointment should be booked before the registration has been finalized.

- For those who are only temporarily in this consular jurisdiction we kindly request to email the Passport Office at passaporti.boston@esteri.it explaining your needs, before booking an appointment.

This Consulate reserves the right to cancel appointments which have been booked without following the above instructions.


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In order for this Consulate General to more efficiently collect the necessary fingerprints and issue Passports, it is recommended to carefully follow the instructions below and within our “book online” system. 

Italian citizens of legal age (18 years old) resident in the Boston Consular jurisdiction (MA, RI, NH, VT, ME) are able to visit this Consulate General for the issuance of a Passport only after making an online appointment (click here).


On the day of the appointment please bring the following:

  1. 2 Passport pictures in European Format (35mm by 40mm or 1.5” x 1.5”) (pictures guideline)
  2. Money Order, Cashier Check, or cash for the total amount due (from October 1st until December 31th 2019 the amount due is $129.10 made to:"Consulate General of Italy Boston"). 
  3. Old/Expiring Passport. (if old passport has expired a valid photo ID will be also necessary).
  4. In case of request of a first Italian passport, it will be mandatory to present a valid passport of country of origin. For those who were born in the United States of America it will be mandatory to present a valid US passport.


If the applicant has children who are minors, in addition to the above stated requirements, both parents must be physically present or, alternatively, must provide a signed letter of consent from the other parent (attaching a copy of a valid document if he/she is an Italian/EU citizen or attaching a notarized signature by a Notary Public if he/she is a foreign citizen).

If the applicant is a minor, in addition to the requirements listed in points a, b and c, both parents and child/children must be physically present or, alternatively, the minor applicant/s must be accompanied by one parent and must provide a signed letter of consent from the other parent (attaching a copy of a valid document if he/she is an Italian/EU citizen or attaching a notarized signature by a Notary Public if he/she is a foreign citizen). In case of request of first Italian passport it will be mandatory to present a valid passport of country of origin. For those who were born in the United States of America it will be mandatory to present a valid US passport.

Furthermore, as of June 26th, 2012, following a new EU law, it is necessary for minors to have their own passport for travel purposes. Parents who still have minor children registered on their passport are therefore asked to request the renewal of their own passports to conform to the above mentioned EU legislation. Minors under the age of 12 are not required to have their fingerprints taken for their passport.

In the event that an Italian citizen resident within this Consular jurisdiction and duly registered (AIRE) (MA, RI, NH, VT, ME) holds a Passport not issued by this Consulate (issued instead at a Questura in Italy or another Consulate/Embassy) it is recommended to closely follow the instructions on the online appointment system and provide the passport number, issuance date of the passport, the issuing authority (all found on the first three pages of the Italian passport) and also a valid phone number where you will be contacted as soon as the necessary checks have been made for the release of a new passport.


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