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Important Notice

Important! Effective immediately, the US Embassy, Consulates General and Consular Agencies are unable to accept credit cards for any service until further notice.  Payment must be in the form of cash (USD or EURO) for all consular services rendered.  We hope to be able to reinstate payment by credit card as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in the meantime.

 

For information on U.S. passports, please see the appropriate webpage:

 

Passport Application for Department of Defense ID Card Holders

For U.S. passport services, all U.S. military personnel, their families, and Department of Defense civilians at U.S. military bases in Italy should contact their command to take advantage of the special processing system in place.

 

Photo Requirements

U.S. passport photos are different from Italian passport photos and many photographers in Italy are not familiar with U.S. passport photo specifications. We strongly recommend that you print out the photo requirements for U.S. Passports available on this page of the State Department website and take them with you to the photographer.  Photos can also be obtained from a photo booth located in the Consular building of the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S. Consulate General in Milan for 5 euro.

Passport Details

  • Passport Stolen: What Now?
    Passport Stolen: What Now?

    Watch a short video with instructions about what to do if your U.S. passport is stolen while you are abroad. (video featured on YouTube)

  • Processing Time

    Except in emergencies, U.S. passports are now produced at facilities in the United States. Processing time may take from three to four weeks.
    Please take this extra time into consideration when applying for or renewing passports at an Embassy or Consulate and plan your travel accordingly.