Italian passports are identity documents, which allow the holders to travel to all the countries recognized by the Italian Government. Please note that expiring passports are not renewed any longer; consequently you must apply for a new one.
Passports currently issued are valid for 10 years and are electronic passports.
· Who may apply for a passport at the Consulate in Houston?
· How do I apply for a passport?
· What documents should I produce to apply for my first passport?
· What documents should I bring when I come to file my application?
· Can I apply for a passport by mail?
· What documents should I produce for a child passport (up to 18 years of age)?
· How long does it take to issue a passport?
· What should I do in cases of extreme emergency?
· What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen?
Who may apply for a passport at the Consulate in Houston?
How do I apply for a passport?
In person previous appointment.
IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 AND WISH TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO APPLY FOR YOUR OWN PASSPORT OR YOUR CHILDREN’S, IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE CHILDREN’S BIRTH CERTIFICATES (WITH APOSTILLE AND TRANSLATION) ARE SUBMITTED TO THE CONSULATE AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PASSPORT APPOINTMENT.
OTHERWISE IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO ACCEPT YOUR AND/OR YOUR CHILDREN’S PASSPORT APPLICATION.
What documents should I produce to apply for my first passport?
What documents should I bring when I come to file my application?
Can I apply for a passport by mail?
It is not possible to apply by mail because our Consulate General has to detect your fingerprints. Click here to schedule an appointment
What documents should I produce for a child passport (up to 18 years of age)?
A prerequisite is that your child’s full birth certificate be registered at an Italian Comune or through the appropriate Consulate. If your child already has his/her own passport, please send it or bring it here. ALL MINORS SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THE TIME THAT THE APPLICATION FOR A NEW PASSPORT IS FILED. STARTING FROM 12 YEARS OF AGE THE FINGERPRINTS WILL HAVE TO BE DETECTED.
Please see above and please present the following:
NOTICE: The validity of the passport for minors differs depending on the age (three years for children from 0 to three years; five years for minors between three and 18 years of age).
How long does it take to issue a passport?
For citizens enrolled with our Consulate General, if allowed by the passport system, the passport will be issued as soos as possible. For all others, it will be issued only upon receiving the required authorizations.
To avoid inconvenience and delays at the receiving window, please notify contact the Passport Office for any question you might have email@example.com
What should I do in cases of an extreme emergency?
In cases of a proven extreme emergency you may contact the passport office at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your emergency.
What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen?
Please report it lost or stolen at any US Police Station near where the incident occurred. The original of the report or the reference number should be enclosed with your passport application.
Italian nationals only temporarily in the US for tourism or business whose identity documents have been lost or stolen may apply for an emergency travel document valid for only a single journey back to Italy. It is necessary to come to the Consulate in person only 5 days prior to departure with the following:
Minors traveling unaccompanied by parents
Minors under the 14 years of age may not travel without a parent or guardian without previous authorization from the Office consular jurisdiction.
The authorization will be issued based on a declaration of accompaniment by the parent or guardian that reports the name of the person or company or airline in whose case the minor will be entrusted during the travel. The declaration must be signed by both parents or guardian before a Consular Office r. The declaration of accompaniment and authorization is valid for one round trip travel, and may be extended for a maximum of six months for compelling reasons (medical treatment, study).
Address of the Consulate:
Consolato Generale d’Italia
1300 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 660
Houston, Texas 77056
A.I.R.E., which stands for Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all'Estero, is a Register of Italians Residing Abroad. You need to register with the AIRE office within 90 days of your date of arrival in the US but only if you have a valid permit to stay for a period of at least 12 months.
The Consent is a written declaration whereby the parent of a minor (under Italian law you are a minor until you reach 18 years of age) authorizes the other parent to have his/her passport issued regardless of whether they are married, cohabiting, separated, divorced.
Non Italian citizens will however need to give their consent at this Consulate or at an office of any other Italian authority (Comune, Questura in Italy or another Italian Embassy/Consulate abroad) by presenting a valid passport or ID document with photograph and signature.
Photocopy of an identity document
The photocopy of an identity document will have to include the following:
• Personal details (Name and Last name, Place and Date of birth)
• ID number
• Date of issue and Expiry date of ID document
• Any children (if included in the passport)
- INTER PARTNER ASSISTANCE (AXA)
This is only an indicative list. Any medical insurance complying with the Schengen requirements will be accepted.
PASSPORT/TRAVEL DOCUMENT: Issued no more then 10 years ago, with at least two empty pages
We can accept application only from residents of the following States: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.Students studying full-time at a University located under our jurisdiction will also meet the residence requirement.If you are a permanent resident of another State click here
US LEGAL STATUS
This Office can process visa request ONLY from US legal residents. Holders of one of the following documents are eligible to apply for a visa:
U.S. Passport;U.S. Permanent Resident Card (formerly Green Card);Foreign students holding valid visas and valid I-20;Exchange visitors holding valid visas and I-66;Long term US visas (Ex. L1, L2, H1, H2, R1 etc…);US Permit to reenter;US Refugee Travel Document (Document de Voyage de refugee’).
MANDATORY FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
• Applicants are required to bring a complete set of documents (ex. a family of 4 people = 4 sets of documents). Multiple applications with only one set of documents will not be accepted.
• Original US Permanent Resident Card (original + one copy of both sides).
• Valid US visa (original + one copy)
• Students with US F1 Visa have to bring a copy of the I-20.
• Original passport + one copy of the main page.
• Airline tickets or flight reservation with information on border of entry in Italy.
in addition to the required visa documents they need to provide the following:
Minors under 18 years of age:
Authorization to travel signed by both parents. Parents can either appear before the VISA Attaché' or send a notarized consent.
Birth certificate, original or a notarized copy; (All foreign documents MUST be translated into English and the translations legalized by the competent Consulate);Notarized copies of both parents' picture I.D.
Minors under 14 years of age:
In addition to the above mentioned letters, the applicant must travel with at least one parent.
PICK UP HOURS:
Passports and Visas can be collected during regular window hours. No appointment is required.
Applicants can provide a SELF-ADDRESSED, PRE-PAID EXPRESS MAIL ENVELOPE to receive the passport and visa by mail. Envelopes with insufficient postage will not be accepted. Passport and visas can be always collected at this Office during regular business hours. WE DO NOT ACCEPT REGULAR MAIL.
The Schengen visa processing time may take about 2 weeks.
We are located in Dallas, Texas near Love Field.
By Appointment Only
Request your appointment here.
HONORARY CONSULATE OF ITALY - DALLAS
8303 Elmbrook Drive
Dallas, Texas 75247