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Passports

General Information


In order to apply for a passport, it is mandatory to schedule an appointment through the Prenot@mi website. Please note that no fee is due to schedule an appointment. Appointments must always be confirmed by the applicant, using the online portal Prenot@mi, 3 to 10 days (by 12 pm Rome time) prior to the scheduled appointment date.

Please note that for security reasons, it is not possible to enter the Consulate premises with bulky bags, backpacks or suitcases.

Italian nationals over the age of 70 (SILVER DAY) and those under the age of 18 (KIDS DAY), registered in AIRE in this Consular Jurisdiction, may request a dedicated appointment by emailing the passport office (passaporti.miami@esteri.it) specifying in the subject line their details (first name, last name and date of birth) and category (SILVER or KIDS).

Italian nationals residing in Orlando, South Carolina, Georgia, the Bahamas and Jamaica may deposit their biometric data at their respective Honorary Consulates (by contacting them at the addresses available on the website), and then send the documentation to this Consulate General by mail (no need to come to Miami personally).

Starting June 14, 2023, it will no longer be necessary to submit the consent agreement for the issuance of passport in favor of applicants with minor children.

In case of proven emergency (health reasons, work, theft or loss of the one and only travel document etc.) send an email to passaporti.miami@esteri.it attaching any relevant documents to determine and prove such emergency.

 

ADULT PASSPORT APPLICATION


Passport requirements:

  • to be an Italian citizen;
  • to be registered in AIRE with updated address in this Consular Jurisdiction, consisting of: the State of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dutch islands of St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba, the British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands; To learn how to register in AIRE or update your address click here.

Required documents to apply:

On the day of the appointment (booked through the Prenot@mi portal) it is necessary to attend in person and bring the following documentation:

  • for all -> passport application form duly completed in its entirety (application form);
  • for all -> money order addressed to Consulate General of Italy in Miami. The cost of the passport till 06/30/24 is $126.10. Payment can only be made with money orders (money orders issued by Bank of America are NOT accepted);
  • for applicants holding only Italian citizenship -> copy of Resident Card or entry Visa;
  • for applicants holding dual citizenship (Italian and U.S./others) -> copy of U.S./other passport and naturalization certificate.

Applications for passports may also be submitted by non-residents only in cases of proven emergency arising during a temporary presence in this consular jurisdiction. In this case, the issuance of the passport is subject to the authorization by the Italian authority competent for the place of residence of the applicant.

 

MINOR PASSPORT APPLICATION (for those under 18)


In order to apply for a passport, it is mandatory to schedule an appointment through the Prenot@mi website. Please note that no fee is due to schedule an appointment. Appointments must always be confirmed by the applicant, using the online portal Prenot@mi, 3 to 10 days (by 12 pm Rome time) prior to the scheduled appointment date.

The appointment can be scheduled with either parent’s account, specifying in the notes that the appointment is for the minor child.

Passport requirements:

  • to be an Italian citizen and, in case the minor was born abroad, having registered the birth certificate at the competent Italian municipality through the Consulate (see the Vital Records page);
  • to be registered in AIRE.

Required documents to apply:

On the day of the appointment (booked through the Prenot@mi portal) it is necessary to attend in person and bring the following documentation:

  • application form duly completed in its entirety (Application Form);
  • the parent unable to attend the appointment in person at the Consulate must fill out and sign the consent form and attach a copy of his/her passport (page containing personal identification details and holder’s signature). If the absent parent is not an EU citizen, the signature on the consent form must be authenticated by a Notary Public;
  • 2 passport pictures (recent, identical, passport size, white background, frontal, neutral expression, preferably no glasses);
  • previous Italian passport, unless it is first passport, or loss/theft (in which case, you need to show another valid identification document);
  • for minors holding only Italian citizenship: copy of entry Visa or United States Permanent Resident Card;
  • for minors holding dual citizenship (Italian and U.S./other): copy of the other passport;
  • copy of parents’ passports;
  •  till 06/30/24, money order of $126.10 addressed to the Consulate General of Italy in Miami (we do not accept money orders issued by Bank of America).

To apply for a passport for a minor under 12 years of age registered in AIRE, the parents may apply by mail sending the following documentation to the Passport Office of this Consulate:

  • one notarized picture attached to the Authentication form, authenticated by a Notary Public and duly apostilled (apostille is required only for residents outside the United States of America);
  • all documents included under ‘Documents Required to Apply’ (see above), plus a pre-stamped/addressed U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail or Express Mail together with the waiver form for passport mailing.

If it is not possible to obtain photo authentication for a minor under the age of 12, the application must be submitted  in person (parents and minor) at the Consulate, after scheduling an appointment through the Prenot@ami portal (or through dedicated KID category).

 

Prenot@mi


Please consider the following instructions carefully:

  • appointment for passports are available for 90 days from the day you access the portal. In case the booking system does not give immediate availability, please try again. It is suggested to access the portal Sunday through Thursday at midnight Rome time, when the system updates;
  • the Prenot@Mi portal offers an authentication system that requires confirmation of each action by means of an OTP code automatically sent to the user’s mailbox. Please check this message in all mailboxes (even in Spam) and possibly repeat the operation to obtain this code. The Passport Office cannot generate such a code for the user or confirm the reservation;
  • appointments must always be confirmed by the applicant, using the online portal Prenot@mi, 3 to 10 days prior to the scheduled appointment date.

Waiting list: in case there are no available dates, it is possible to opt for inclusion in the waiting list. The system automatically searches for the first vacancy and notifies you directly with an email as soon as it becomes available.

PLEASE NOTE: Italian nationals who will not be able to attend the appointment are kindly asked to always cancel the appointments.

 

THEFT OR LOSS OF PASSPORT


To submit a claim of theft or loss of passport to the Italian Authorities, the Italian national can come to the Consulate  Monday through Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., with the  lost/stolen report . In case of theft, it is also necessary to add the local Police report.

Emergency Travel Document (ETD):

To return to Italy or to the country of permanent residence, the Consulate can issue an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) within 7 days of the departure, in person, Monday through Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m, with the following documentation:

  • lost/stolen report of theft or loss;
  • local police report in case of theft;
  • identity document (if available);
  • 2 passport pictures;
  • copy of purchased airline ticket;
  • money order of $1.70;
  • copy of passport (if available).

 

AUTHORIZATION FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14 TRAVELING ALONE OR WITH PERSONS OTHER THAN PARENTS


Italian minors under the age of 14 who are traveling with an Italian passport without their parents or those exercising parental authority must have an accompanying document, which is issued by the Consulate.

Parents may present themselves to request this document Monday through Friday (except Thursdays), from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. without appointment with the following documentation:

  • accompanying authorization signed by both parents (form);
  • copy of the minor’s passport;
  • copy of parents’ passports;
  • copy of the passport of the accompanying person(s);
  • airline ticket.

If one of the parent is a non-EU citizen, it is always necessary for him/her to come personally to the Consulate. If he/she is unable to do so, his/her signature on the authorization form must be authenticated by a Notary Public.

Should the non-EU citizen parent be outside this consular district, he/she should go to the nearest Italian Consular Office in the U.S. or abroad or, if in Italy, to the Police Headquarters.

 

PASSPORT SHIPPING/ WITHDRAWAL


The Passport Office notifies the Italian nationals via email when the passport is ready for pickup.

The applicant may pick up the passport in person (Monday through Friday, except Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or auhorize a different person to pick it, using the authorization form which must be signed and accompanied by the passport holder’s ID.

Alternatively, the Passport may be sent by mail by providing a pre-stamped/addressed U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail or Express Mail together with the waiver form .