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Passports

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 at consul.rome@international.gc.ca only if the answer is not contained in the links below.

Forms and documents

Forms can be found on Passport Canada’s website. You are encouraged to complete the forms on your computer prior to printing them.

Adults

How to apply for a new passport

Video: Three mistakes to avoid on your Canadian Passport Application (Italian version)

How to complete an adult’s application


Children

How to apply for a child’s passport?

Can newborn babies have a passport?

How to complete a child’s application;

Documents to be included in the application:

  • all child applications MUST now be accompanied by a multilingual birth certificate with the names of the parents (if born in Italy, Estratto di nascita plurilingue con paternità e maternità) and a copy of the parent’s identity document.

Travelling with children and parental consent letters.


Photos

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 the photo information webpage.


Fees

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.


Submitting your application

Most passport applications are submitted by mail (“raccomandata” is preferable) or by courier to our address.

You or someone on your behalf can also apply in person. See our hours of operation.


Processing times

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 urgently, please send us an email with a detailed explanation of your situation and a phone number to reach you.


Receiving your new passport

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.

Parents should not sign their child’s passport;


Other travel and passport related topics

Deceased Canadian person: the next of kin must send us the deceased's most recent passport with a multilingual death certificate; the cancelled passport will be returned to the next of kin upon written request.

Using a Canadian passport to enter the USA; also, minimum validity requirements for travel to the USA on a Canadian passport.

Entry requirements into other countries with a Canadian passport; where to obtain visas (if required) in Italy.

Travelling with children and parental consent letters.


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Date Modified:
2018-07-23