Under Italian law, registering in the A.I.R.E. [which stands for “Anagrafe Italiani Residenti Estero”, i.e. a register of Italian citizens residing abroad] is a duty for Italian nationals.
More specifically, Italian law no. 470 of 27 October 1988 states that all Italian citizens who transfer their residency outside the territory of Italy for a period of more than 12 months must complete the necessary formalities to register in the A.I.R.E. before the Italian consular office having jurisdiction over the foreign place within 90 days of arrival in the foreign country.
The registration by the interested party (for himself/herself as well as on behalf of his/her family members) is a pre-requirement to access all the services issued by the competent consular offices, including the issuance or renewal of an Italian passport.
For Italians residing in Arizona, the competent consular office for the registration in the A.I.R.E. is the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.
The web site of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles has detailed information on how to complete the procedure to register in the A.I.R.E., also available by clicking on the following link:
Please read carefully all the instructions as they vary depending on specific factual patterns. Solely for the purpose of facilitating this part, we hereby provide the two basic forms, i.e. to register for the first time in the A.I.R.E. and to update your information respectively:
If you chose to register in the A.I.R.E. by mail, the exact address where to send your registration is:
Consulate General of Italy
1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite # 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90067