This site uses technical, analytics and third-party cookies.
By continuing to browse, you accept the use of cookies.

Assistance to citizens abroad


Compatriots are advised to

– register their travel details on DOVESIAMONELMONDO;

– take the utmost care with their personal belongings (bags, backpacks, wallets, travel documents, etc.) especially at the airport, on public transport and in tourist areas of Dublin, especially in the city centre and North Dublin;

– store travel tickets and documents (passport or ID card) carefully in a safe place, preferably carrying a photocopy to be shown in case of need;

– exercise caution especially at weekends, as the consumption of alcoholic beverages is widespread;

– take particular care when visiting the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands (both on the west coast of the country), as these places are characterised by very high, slippery cliffs and, in some places, no protective barriers.

In the light of last November’s riots in Dublin city centre, it is recommended to continue to exercise general caution, monitor local media, pay attention to your surroundings and follow police instructions.


As citizens of the European Union, Italian citizens permanently residing in Ireland are entitled to benefit from all forms of social assistance in the same way as Irish citizens.

The Office also performs:

— Documents for repatriation in case of loss or theft (Emergency Travel Document). The E.T.D. is issued only to those who are temporarily in Ireland, upon presentation of a report made to the local police, 2 photos, copy of the flight ticket, proof of identity by photocopy, €1.55
– Direct assistance interventions to resident and non-resident Italian citizens
– Assistance to travellers, tourists and citizens in need (following theft of money, documents, bank cards, etc.)

The Embassy can provide a one-off subsidy to resident compatriots registered with A.I.R.E., who find themselves in temporary precarious economic conditions. The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • proof of your family nucleus;
  • valid Italian identity document;
  • last tax return (Avis d’imposition) and documentation proving the household income;
  • documentation relating to any type of “social” aid granted by the Irish Authority;
  • certificate proving the possible condition of disability;
  • any other documents that may be requested by the competent Office if deemed necessary.

The Consulate can provide loans with a promise of repayment to citizens temporarily present in the district and in need, without the possibility of help from relatives and parents. These are loans characterized by the temporary nature of the stay and by the exceptional nature.

It is possible, through the Consulate General, to submit complaints – complaints to the Italian Courts. The text of the complaint must contain the personal data of the complainant, the exposition of the facts and the indication, if known, of the person(s) to be reported. The appropriate consular service provides for the authentication of the signature (for the cost, consult the consular rates page) and for the transmission of the deed in Italy.


The Italian documents sent to this Embassy by the local police authorities following their discovery are cataloged and kept for 12 months.
After this period of time without the owner revealing himself, the documents are destroyed.

Document return:
The Italian citizen who is looking for a lost or stolen document belonging to him can write an e-mail to with his/her personal data. The Office will respond promptly to the request if the document has been delivered to the Consulate, providing information on the return/collection procedure. It should be noted that any shipping costs will be borne by the interested party.


The Embassy can provide assistance, in collaboration with the territorially competent entities (Prefectures, Police Headquarters, Municipalities, Local Health Units, Social Services), for the repatriation of compatriots who find themselves in situations of serious difficulty or in the following cases:
*economic or health reasons;
* minors in a state of abandonment;
* people with mental disorders;
*expulsion from Irish territory.

In the event of the death of Italian citizens in Ireland, the procedures for the repatriation of the remains are carried out at the Irish coroner directly by the appointed funeral home company.
The FORMS with the death certificate must be sent to the Consulate for subsequent transcription to the Italian Municipality.
In the case of repatriation of the body to Italy and if it is provided for by the Italian regional legislation, the family member who has incurred the funeral expenses can request a refund from the Italian municipality of origin.


The procedure for recognizing Irish qualifications in Italy, both for the continuation of studies (School/University) and for work purposes, provides, among other things, for the issue of the Declaration of Value by this Embassy.

This document declares the value of the educational/professional qualifications obtained in Ireland, with reference to the local legal system. The Declaration of Value does NOT imply any recognition, equivalence or approval of the qualification to which it refers; it is a document of an exclusively informative nature, aimed at providing, with regard to the foreign qualification in question, every useful element to allow the competent Italian Authorities to evaluate the qualification itself for the purpose of its recognition in the Italian legal system pursuant to current legislation.

For information, see the FORMS