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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
  • a self-addressed stamped envelope with priority mail (Posta Prioritaria) Italian postage. The envelope should be appropriately sized and with correct postage for the return of the passport/s.

See Also: Fees and forms of payment

Children Under 16

Change in Passports for Children:

As of February 1, 2008, the two-parent consent requirement for all passport services was extended to include all children under age 16. Either both parents must be present to provide signatures at the time of passport application, or in the event one parent cannot attend, s/he must send a notarized statement of consent and valid identification. Alternately, the applying parent may present a death certificate or sole custody order for the child.

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 priority mail (Posta Prioritaria) Italian postage. The envelope should be appropriately sized and with correct postage for the return of the passport/s.

For children under 16, please see: Special Requirements for Children Under Age 16.

Children under 16 must appear in person at the appropriate Consular office in your district

See Also: Fees and forms of payment

Passport Services

 

 

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 priority mail (Posta Prioritaria) 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.

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 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.