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19 July 2021

A guide to applying for an Italian Child Passport.

Woodcock Notary Public often assists with the notarisation of documents required for Italian child passport applications. Here is some information on the process of applying from England.

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All Italian nationals residing in the London Consular district and registered in the AIRE may apply for a child passport.

AIRE is the acronym for Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero, or the Registry of Italians Residing Abroad. Registration is mandatory for all Italian citizens who transfer their residency abroad for a period of at least 12 months.

In order to apply for an Italian Child’s Passport, the child’s birth certificate must be registered at your comune (Italian municipality).

If you live outside London, you may apply for an Italian Child Passport  through one of the Italian Honorary Consulates instead of applying in person at the Italian Consulate General in London. 

Your child must have Italian nationality to be eligible for an Italian passport.

Application procedures differ based on the child’s age.

For children between the ages of 0-11 years

Applying for a child in this category must be completed by postal applications only.

  1. MOD2 application form completed and signed by both parents.
    • You may also submit a separate Modulo Assenso Altro Genitore (Other Parent’s Consent Form).
    • If one of the parents of the minor child is a non-EU national (including British Citizens), the passport application form must be signed by a Consular officer, a public official in Italy or a British notary public.
    • If the other parent’s consent cannot be obtained, a Decreto del Giudice tutelare (Consular Decree) signed by the Consul General acting as Judge supervising a guardianship will be issued.
    • If one of the parents is deceased, a copy of their death certificate will need to be submitted.
    • Two recent identical passport-size photos
  1. AFT2 form, including a photocopy of the ID document as well as proof of the occupation of the person authenticating the photo.
  2. Previous child passport
  3. Photocopy of both parents’ ID document, including photo and signature page
  4. Prepaid special delivery envelope
  5. Postal order made payable to Italian Consulate General

For children between the ages of 12-17 years

Applying for a child in this category must be completed by appointment only.

  • MOD2 application form completed and signed by both parents
  • Two recent identical passport-size photos
  • AFT2 form, including a photocopy of the ID document as well as proof of the occupation of the person authenticating the photo.
  • Previous child passport. Note, if you are applying for your child’s first passport, please also submit a photocopy of another Italian identity document or foreign passport of your child.
  • Photocopy of both parents’ ID document, including photo and signature page

What is the validity of the passport?

The length of validity depends on the age of the child. 

  • It is valid for five years for children between the ages of 3-12 years
  • It is valid for three years for children between the ages of  0-3 years

What if my child is a newborn?

Parents must post their child’s birth certificate (complete with apostille) to the Registry Office of the Italian Consulate before submitting a passport application for the child. It is necessary to send the birth certificate beforehand so that the Registry Office can verify that the child is born to an Italian national.

How long does the application process take?

The passport can normally be issued on the same day as your appointment or within 30 days in the case of a postal application. Incomplete applications may cause delays as do routine security checks

Click here for the official guidance from the Italian Consulate in London on how to apply for an Italian child’s passport.

Click here to access all relevant forms required for the application.

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If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services,
contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0800 049 2471 or email info@woodcocknotarypublic.com.

If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services, contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0800 049 2471 or email info@woodcocknotarypublic.com.