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Passports


It is recommended to book the appointment well in advance of the due date of the booklet. At certain times of the year, numerous requests for appointments from users may lengthen the waiting time for the first available appointment.

Italian citizens over the age of 75 can make an appointment by sending an email to passaporti.boston@esteri.it

Before making an appointment please check your civil registration (AIRE) with the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and update your Civil Status information.

Please read the following instructions carefully:

It is possible to book an appointment for Italian citizens who are residents in the jurisdiction of this Consulate General (States of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) and registered with the Registry/ AIRE of this Consulate (with updated address) and who have updated their Vital Records status (marriage, civil union, births of children, possible divorce, etc.) (instructions here). For married women, the transcription of the marriage certificate allows the insert of husband’s last name in their passport.

Italian citizens registered with AIRE in this Consular jurisdiction who reside in counties near the Springfield (MA) area, can contact the Honorary Consulate in Springfield to acquire all the biometrics (photo, digital signature and fingerprints) sending an email to: springfield.onorario@esteri.it. The passport will not be issued at the appointment but will be sent by mail.

Before booking a passport appointment, those who have moved to this consular jurisdiction from other jurisdictions or from Italy are requested to first register with the Registry/ AIRE of this Consulate.

An Italian citizen who is a resident in this Consular jurisdiction but has not registered with AIRE in this Consulate or who has not applied for registration, will not be accepted for any passport application or appointment.

For further information contact:

• The Registry Office to register the new address (in case of change of address in the consular jurisdiction of this Consulate General).

• The Vital Records Office to register in Italy possible changes in the Vital Records (marriage, civil union, births of children, possible divorce, etc.); we remind all Italian citizens that all variations/changes in Vital Records that occur during their stay abroad must be declared to the competent consular office; all Vital Records must be submitted to the Office in charge well in advance of the date of the passport appointment (the Vital Records Office processes transcription requests in chronological order of submittance).

The Registry Office has up to 30 days to process the registration request to AIRE (once all required documents are submitted).

• Those who are temporarily in the consular jurisdiction of this Consulate General (whether traveling through or for other reasons), are kindly requested to send an email to passaporti.boston@esteri.it explaining your situation, before booking an appointment; in this case the issuance of a new document is submitted to the Police Headquarter authorization or the competent Consular Office according to the applicant’s place of residence.

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

Italian citizens of legal age (over 18) resident in the Consular jurisdiction of Boston (MA, RI NH, VT, ME) are able to come to this Consulate General for the issuance of a Passport only after having scheduled an online reservation (click here). The appointment for minors has to be scheduled by a parent, adding the child’s name as companion and adding his name in the notes. Italian citizens are required to cancel in advance any appointments they are not able to attend and to communicate the cancellation at least one week before the appointment to passaporti.boston@esteri.it.

The day of the appointment, it will be necessary to bring to the Consulate the following:

• n.1 Colored passport picture in European format 35mm x 40mm (European size) or 1.5”x 1.5” (picture instructions);

• Money order or cashier check related to the payment of consular fee (click here).

• The old passport. (In addition, a valid ID if the old passport has expired).

• The VISA for USA or the United States Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) issued or renewed after August, 16, 1992. If the Green Card issuance date is prior to that date, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office (USCIS) declaration attesting that the applicant has not acquired the U.S. citizenship is required; copy of U.S. passport (all dual citizens) and copy of Certificate of Naturalization (only for dual citizens born in Italy).

• In case of request of a first Italian passport, it will be mandatory to present a valid passport of their own country of origin. For those who were born in the United States of America, it will be mandatory to present a valid U.S. passport.

• Parents of minor children, compatriots, are hereby informed that as of June 14, 2023, it will no longer be necessary to submit the other parent’s consent for the purpose of issuing their identity document (passport and CIE), pursuant to Decree Law 69/2023. Specifically, the amended Article 3-bis of L. 1185/1967 indicates that if there is a concrete and present danger that, due to a relocation abroad, may evade the fulfillment of his or her obligations to the children, it will be possible for the other parent to apply for a restriction to the issuance of the document.  The application may be presented to the competent judge at the ordinary court where the child has his or her habitual residence or, if the child is resident abroad, the court in whose district his or her AIRE registration municipality is located. For the purpose of issuing documents for minors, however, the requirement of signed consent from both parents or those exercising parental responsibility remains in effect.

Minor applicants must be physically present to the request of passport issuance

a) N. 1 colored passport picture in European format 35mm x 40mm (European size) or 1.5”x1.5” (photo instructions);

b) Money order or cashier check related to the payment of consular fee (click here).

c) The previous Italian passport. (In addition, a valid ID if the old passport has expired). USA Visa or Green Card, for minors in possession of Italian citizenship only. If minor is a USA citizen and was born outside of the USA please also include a photocopy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad as well as USA valid passport.

d) For minors born abroad in the case of the issuance of their first passport, it will be necessary for the birth certificate to have been sent to the relevant AIRE municipality for registration (see information on the Vital Records page) and to show the valid passport of their nationality of origin,

In addition to the requirements stated in points A, B, C, D,  the physical presence of both parents and the minor(s) is mandatory. In the event that one of the parents is unable to appear in person, he or she must complete and sign the letter of consent. If the parent issuing the letter of consent is citizen of a European Union, a copy of a valid ID must be attached to the letter of consent; otherwise, the signature must be notarized by a Notary Public if in the U.S. or by a person authorized to authenticate it (Questura or City Hall if resident in Italy) or (Italian Consulate if resident in another country).

The issuance of a new passport is possible no earlier than 6 months from the expiring date of the former passport, except for urgent cases.

URGENCIES: in case of documented emergency, please send an email as soon as possible to the passport office passaporti.boston@esteri.it explaining the reasons of the urgency and attaching a copy of the documents which explain the emergency.

The possession of an airline ticket cannot be considered a valid reason for the expedited issuance of a passport.

Urgency procedure benefits for work and health reasons cannot be extended to the applicant’s family members.

Below the most common cases:

• To come back to Italy or in the country of residence for study, work or health reasons;

• Passport theft or loss;

• Deterioration;

• Exhaustion of pages for visas or entry stamps;

• Renewal VISAS for USA.

In case of theft or loss it is necessary to immediately report it to the police station of the place where the theft or loss occurred.

Italian citizens registered with this Consular jurisdiction must:

• Contact this Consulate sending an email to passaporti.boston@esteri.it, anticipating by email the copy of the report of theft or loss;

• Bring the original report at the moment of the passport application;

• 1 colored passport photo in European format 35mm x 40mm (European size) or 1.5”x1.5” (photo instruction).

• Money order or cashier check related to the payment of the consular fee (click here).

• In case of minors, the consent of both parents is required see link at point 6; in case the applicant has minor children (see link at point 5).

Italian citizens travelling through for tourism or business who suffered a theft or their documents loss, may receive a travel document (Emergency Travel Document) valid only for the return to Italy or the State of permanent residence, and shall:

• Contact this Consulate sending an email to passaporti.boston@esteri.it, anticipating by email a copy of the report of theft or loss;

• Bring the original report at the moment of the passport application;

• 2 colored passport photos in European format 35mm x 40mm (European size) or 1.5”x1.5”;

• Payment of the document cost until September 30th 2024 is $1,70.

Duration of passport – validity varies according to the holder’s age:

– For minors from 0 to 3 years old (3 years validity)

– For minors from 3 to 18 years old (5 years validity)

– For people of legal age – over 18 years old (10 years validity).

 

Informations and forms:

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Letter of consent for the issuance of passaports for minors