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Until further notice, Passport and citizenship applications from Italy, Albania, Malta and San Marino must only be submitted by mail to the Embassy of Canada in Rome (registered mail or courier).

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 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.


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


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.


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.


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

Please send your application by registered mail (or courier) to the following address: 

Embassy of Canada
Consular Affairs (P)
Via Zara, 30
00198 ROMA

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 arrange a courier pick up, 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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