Most information is already available on the Passport Canada website and will not be reproduced again. When selecting the link above, the resulting page may default to the forms for Canadians in Canada; make sure to select the tab marked “Canadian abroad”.
The Embassy of Canada in Rome has prepared a list of topics and frequently asked questions to assist you with your application. You should write to us only if the answer is not contained in the links below.
Forms can be found on Passport Canada’s website. You are encouraged to complete the forms on your computer prior to printing them.
When can I apply?
Why should I get my child a passport?
What should I do if my child is about to turn 16?
Can newborn babies have a passport?
Documents to be included in the application:
The Embassy of Canada does not recommend any particular photographer.
IMPORTANT! The photos required for Canadian Passports are different from those required for Italian Passports or fototessera.
Please read the instructions that precede the application very carefully and visit this webpage; we have prepared an Italian version of the photo specifications | PDF * (87 KB) for Italian-speaking photographers.
There are special photo requirements for newborns and babies.
Passport fees are for processing the application and are thus non-refundable, irrespective of whether the passport is issued or not.
Visit our webpage dedicated to fees and payment methods for instructions specific to the region whence the payment originates.
Passport Canada’s commitment — there is no urgent processing outside of Canada.
Note that this does not include mail time to and from the Embassy.
If you need your passport more urgently, please send us a detailed explanation of your situation and the best phone number to reach you.
Your new passport will be sent to you by registered mail (“raccomandata”) as soon as we receive it from Canada. If you choose to pick it up from our office or to arrange a courier, you must let us know.
Sign your passport as soon as received.
Deceased Canadian person: the next of kin must send us the deceased's most recent passport with a multilingual death certificate (if the certificate is in Italian, find instructions here); the cancelled passport will be returned to the next of kin upon written request (PDF version, 40 KB)*
Using a Canadian passport to enter the USA; also, minimum validity requirements for travel to the USA on a Canadian passport
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