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Passports for MINORS


Passports for MINORS

Consolato Generale d’Italia
Passport Department
2590 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115


  • To request a passport for a minor born outside of Italy, an Italian Consulate/Embassy abroad must have already submitted the minor's birth certificate registration request to his/her respective Comune AIRE in Italy (or the birth certificate must already be registered in Italy) AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO SUBMITTING THE PASSPORT REQUEST. For information on how to register a birth certificate issued abroad, please visit the Vital Records page of this Consulate.

  • Minors residing in this Consular jurisdiction must be registered in AIRE through this Consulate General in San Francisco. (Please visit the Registry - AIRE page for information on AIRE registration)

  • Minors who are 12 YEARS AND OLDER require an individual passport appointment, scheduled AND confirmed through the Prenota OnLine service. (please refer to the "Appointments" section on the main passport page)

  • Passport requests for MINORS YOUNGER THAN 12 YEARS OLD will be processed by mail and do not require an appointment (see instructions below).


The original documentation listed below must be submitted in person for each minor 12 years and older. On the day of the appointment at least ONE of the parents must be present.
PLEASE NOTE: In the event that an application is missing documentation it will NOT be possible to proceed with the appointment. In such cases applicants must schedule a new appointment through PrenotaOnLine.

  1. Passport request form for MINORS, signed by BOTH parents:
    • Parents who are Italian or European Union citizens  - you MUST attach a photocopy of your Italian/European passport to the request form (only include page(s) with your information AND signature).
    • Parents who are NOT Italian or European Union citizens - you MUST HAVE YOUR SIGNATURE AUTHENTICATED by a notary public, OR by an Honorary Consul, OR by a Consular Officer on the day of the appointment.
    • If one parent is deceased: provide a photocopy of the death certificate of the deceased parent.
  2. Photocopy of the minor's birth certificate - the certificate must show both parent's names
  3. Original expiring/expired Italian Passaport of the Minor (if this is the first Italian passport this item may be omitted)
  4. 2 photographs of the minor (click here for specifications)
  5. Photocopy of proof of minor's legal stay in the United States:
    • United States Visa or E.S.T.A
    • or Permanent Resident Card
    • or United States Passportif minor is a USA citizen and was born outside of the USA please also include a photocopy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  6. Payment for TOTAL COST of the passport in $ USD (for current fees, please consult the "Consular Fees" page)
    • PLEASE NOTE: payment must be a MONEY ORDER, already filled out, and made out to Consulate General of Italy - San Francisco

IF THE MINOR IS YOUNGER THAN 12 YEARS OLD, the passport application will be processed by mail. Please send the required documentation to this Consulate (address at the top of the page) and be sure to also include the following: 


In order to ensure the processing of passport requests sent by mail (and to be able to use the payment sent) by the end of the trimester, requests must be received by the Consulate no later than the dates listed below. Any requests received after these dates cannot be guaranteed processing before the currently posted Consular fees expire. In such cases the entire passport request (including the expired payment amount) will be returned to the applicant who will need to re-send the passport request to the Consulate with a new payment for the amount of the updated consular fees.

  Trimester     Consular Fees valid from - until     Request must be received by  
  the Consulate no later than
I   January 1st - March 31st   March 15th
II   April 1st - June 30th   June 15th
III   July 1st - September 30th   September 15th
IV   October 1st - December 31st   December 10th

Please Note: Passport requests with incomplete or missing documentation cannot be processed will be returned to the applicant.

For additional information or clarification, please send an email to the passport department: (Click here to view the email addresses of the Consular departments)