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Passport Renewal
 

Adults (age 16 and older)

Please submit:

  • current or expiring passport
  • one valid form of photo identification (e.g. foreign passport, driver's license, military ID, etc.)
  • one passport photograph (taken within the last six months); photos can 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
  • if your most recent passport was issued within the last 15 years and when you were age 16 or over, completed form DS-82. Otherwise, completed form DS-11
  • If you are age 16 or 17, evidence of parental awareness 
  • a self-addressed stamped envelope with Italian postage. The envelope should be appropriately sized and with correct postage for the return of the passport/s.

Please note: If you apply at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, the Venice Consular Agency or the Genoa Consular Agency, please follow this link for special information on passport delivery options.

If you apply at the U.S. Consulate General in Florence, please follow this link for special information on passport delivery options.

See Also: Fees and forms of payment

Children Under 16

The presence of the child and both parents is normally required at the time of application for children under age 16 . Unequivocal consent to passport issuance is demonstrated by the parents signing the application form in front of a Consular Officer.

If there are special circumstances and both parents cannot submit the application together, for example if one parent is not present in country, the absent parent’s English language notarized Statement of Consent, which cannot be older than 90 days, must be submitted along with a photocopy of his/her valid photo identification.

If a parent has sole custody, an original or court certified copy of the custody order granting sole custody must be submitted with the application. If one parent is deceased, the death certificate should be submitted.  For more details, please see Children Under 16

Please submit:

  • current or expiring passport
  • evidence of relationship (e.g. birth certificate with both parents’ names, consular report of birth abroad with both parents’ names, foreign birth certificate with both parents’ names, etc.)
  • one valid form of photo identification (e.g. foreign passport, driver's license, military ID, etc.)
  • one passport photograph (taken within the last six months); photos can 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
  • completed form DS-11
  • a self-addressed stamped envelope with Italian postage. The envelope should be appropriately sized and with correct postage for the return of the passport/s.

Please note: If you apply at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, the Venice Consular Agency or the Genoa Consular Agency, please follow this link for special information on passport delivery options.

If you apply at the U.S. Consulate General in Florence, please follow this link for special information on passport delivery options.

See Also: Fees and forms of payment

Passport Services

After you have completed and printed out the appropriate application form listed above, please schedule your appointment at the U.S. Embassy or one of the Consulates General.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not come to your scheduled appointment with your completed forms, you may have to reschedule your appointment for a later date.

To schedule a passport appointment in Rome, click here
To schedule a passport appointment in Florence, click here
To schedule a passport appointment in Naples, click here
To schedule a passport appointment in Milan, click here

By mail (for adults age 16 and older)

Your passport may be renewed by mail only if:

• you are currently in Italy and have a mailing address in Italy
• your most recent passport was issued within the last 15 years and when you were age 16 or over
• the passport you are submitting is not damaged

If all of these requirements are met, you may mail your application package to the appropriate Consular office in your district. The application package should include:

• current or expiring passport (which will be canceled and returned to you)
one passport photograph (taken within the last six months);
• completed and signed form DS-82
• a self-addressed stamped envelope with Italian postage. The envelope should be appropriately sized and with correct postage for the return of the passport/s. We cannot accept applications submitted by private courier services.

Please note: If you apply at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, the Venice Consular Agency or the Genoa Consular Agency, please follow this link for special information on passport delivery options.

If you apply at the U.S. Consulate General in Florence, please follow this link for special information on passport delivery options.

See Also: Fees and forms of payment

Issuance usually takes three to four weeks.

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 here 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.