The Italian passport is a legal document that proves the possession of a pre-existing legal status of the subject that carries said passport, i.e. the possession of Italian citizenship.
As such, all residents of Arizona who are interested in applying for an Italian passport yet are unsure about their status as Italian citizens must first verify and clarify their position directly with the Citizenship Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, which has exclusive authority on matters concerning Italian citizenship. In order to facilitate your understanding of Italian citizenship issues, we refer you to the web site of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles specifically dedicated to it: https://conslosangeles.esteri.it/consolato_losangeles/en/i_servizi/per-i-cittadini/cittadinanza/ Alternatively, you may also consult an attorney admitted to the Italian bar who specializes on Italian citizenship matters.
Please note: this Consulate does not provide legal services such as consultations on Italian citizenship matters as that would be beyond the scope of services delegated through the Ministerial Decree no. 5113/223/BIS which, again, you can view here. Please do not schedule an appointment for your Italian passport with the intention of receiving clarifications on your Italian citizenship status because that is not what the passport appointment is for. This office reserves the right of cancelling your appointment after discerning that this is your intent.
Another pre-requirement, to be held before you make an appointment with this office for the issuance or renewal of an Italian passport, is that you are currently registered with the A.I.R.E. The easiest way to do this is by registering with the FAST IT web site [now also in English] and download from it your own “scheda consolare” or consular report. Please read the section of this web site specifically dedicated to the A.I.R.E. for further details.
If you are an Italian citizen & your registration in the AIRE is current, you are welcome to make an appointment before our office to renew your Italian passport. To help you prepare for your appointment, make sure you bring all the items listed on these 2 checklist (adults and minor applicants):
As a matter of courtesy, you can retrieve here the basic forms concerning the issuance or renewal of an Italian passport, namely:
- Domanda di passaporto (i.e., application for the issuance of an Italian passport for an adult) [PDF];
- Current application fee of $140.00 per applicant (regardless if adult or minor: see “articolo 27 A +B” of the attached table) [PDF];
- Domanda di passaporto per minorenni (i.e., application for the issue of an Italian passport for minors) [PDF];
- Atto di assenso/Consent Form [PDF];
- Autorizzazione alla rispedizione del passaporto (which authorizes the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles to mail you back your new Italian passport.) [PDF]
- Autorizzazione alla rispedizione per minorenni (same as above, but in this case for minors) [PDF];
- Disclaimer [PDF]
Once your fingerprints are successfully collected by the Italian Honorary Consul in Phoenix, they are immediately transmitted to the Passport Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles through highly-secured electronic channels. We highly recommend that within 30 days you submit to said Consulate your hard copy application with all the items listed above from 1 through 9 so that the Passport Department of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles can match it with your fingerprints.
The address where to mail your complete Italian passport application is the following:
Consulate General of Italy
1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite # 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90067-4404