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F.A.Q. – Frequently Asked Questions

AIRE

Is it mandatory to register with AIRE?

Citizens who transfer their residence abroad for periods longer than 12 months must register with A.I.R.E.

How soon do I have to register with AIRE?

It is necessary to register within 90 days of moving abroad. Registration can also be made later, but cannot be retroactive

How do I know if I have been registered in the consular register?

Please indicate your email address on the AIRE Online registration request form. Once entered in the consular file, you will receive a confirmation message that your registration has been sent to your Municipality of last residence in Italy or of reference in Italy.

How do I know if you have received my AIRE registration request?

If the AIRE registration request has been correctly made online, at the end of the procedure you will see an automatic thank you message, showing an identification number. If you have not seen it, it is advisable to start over, making sure that the uploaded files do not exceed the indicated size.

How do I know if what I sent is correct?

Due to the high volume of requests received by this office it will not be possible to confirm the correctness of individual requests before they are processed, so please ensure you have sent all the required documents.

What happens if I don’t update my overseas address?

Failure to update the address makes it impossible to contact the citizen and to receive the postcard or electoral packet in the event of voting and could lead to cancellation from AIRE due to unavailability.

CIVIL  STATUS

Can I ask the Consulate to issue my birth certificate?

No. The Consulate is not competent. The extracts of the civil status documents (birth, marriage and death) must be requested directly by the interested party from the competent Italian Municipality, in which the document was drawn up or transcribed.

I need to register the birth of my child. How to proceed?

It is sufficient to send all the ORIGINAL documentation by mail (photocopies are not accepted). For more information, consult the page

I need to register the death of a family member. How to proceed?

It is sufficient to send all the ORIGINAL documentation by mail (photocopies are not accepted). For more information, consult the page

I need to register my marriage. How to proceed?

It is sufficient to send all the ORIGINAL documentation by mail (photocopies are not accepted). For more information, consult the page

I need to register my Divorce. How to proceed?

It is sufficient to send all the ORIGINAL documentation by mail (photocopies are not accepted). For more information, consult the page

How do I get a residence certificate?

The consular offices do not hold the functions of registry officer and therefore they cannot issue certificates of residence, a task that can only be performed by Italian municipalities both with regard to the AIRE (Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero) and with regard to the APR (Resident Population Registry).

The certificate can therefore be requested from the last municipality of residence in Italy in which the compatriot is registered with the AIRE.

We inform you that the law n. 183 of 12 November 2011 in article 15  allows for complete decertification in relations between the Public Administration and private individuals. Therefore, from January 1, 2012 the certifications issued by the Public Administrations (therefore also by this Consulate) are valid and usable only in the relationship between private individuals. In relations with Public Administration bodies and public service managers, the certificates (therefore also that of residence) are always replaced by substitutive declarations (self-certifications) or by the deed of notoriety.

Public Administrations will no longer be able to request or accept certificates.

In the event that a private individual requests the issue of a certificate to be delivered to another private resident abroad or to an Administration of a country other than Italy, this certificate must also be requested from the Municipality at whose AIRE the compatriot appears to be registered, and is valid only for abroad.

Please note that self-certifications are NOT accepted as proof of residence for the application for registration in Aire (DL 223/2012).

 

WEDDINGS

I have to get married in ITALY, what should I do?

Request for marriage publications: information and Form DUB-M/1

I have to get married in IRELAND/OTHER COUNTRY, what should I do?

Request for Nulla osta to marry abroad or Certificate of Marriage Capacity: Information and Form DUB-M/2

 

FAST IT

The program does not allow me to upload files. I can’t upload the requested documents. How to proceed?

It is advisable to scan the documents in PDF format: this format allows multiple documents to be inserted in the same file. Please note that each file created must not exceed the maximum weight of 1 Mega (it is advisable to check the size of the files and reduce the resolution of the same)

The “Submit application” button is not active. How to do?

Make sure you have uploaded a minimum of three files.

I am already registered with AIRE, but the program only allows me to register and not to change my address. How to do?

We suggest you verify that you have created the Fast It account by entering your name and surname exactly as indicated on your identity document (do not use accented letters but only the apostrophe). Furthermore, for those who had registered before the advent of Fast it, before being able to communicate the change of address it is necessary to request access to their consular card by sending only an identity document and wait for the request to be validated.

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

I have a child under 14 who must travel unaccompanied by their parents: what should I do?

An accompanying declaration must be submitted to the Consulate. Parents can request that the names of the companions, the duration of the trip and the destination be printed on the minor’s passport or, alternatively, that these data be included in a separate certificate that will be printed and issued by the consular office. In the event that the minor is entrusted to an institution or a transport company, only the certificate will be issued. Information and form of declaration_of_accompanying_for_minors

What to do in case of theft or loss of an identity document?

In the event of theft or loss of an identity document, the Italian citizen residing abroad must file a complaint with the local authorities (An Garda Siochana) and contact the Embassy to obtain another document. If the person is resident in Ireland, therefore registered with AIRE, he must book an appointment for the issuance of a new passport or identity card via the PRENOT@MI portal

If the person is temporarily in Ireland, he will have to go to the Embassy for an ETD, Emergency Travel Document (see next point below).

I am a tourist without identity documents and I have to return to Italy. How to do?

In the event of theft or loss of all identity documents, the Italian citizen who is temporarily in Ireland and has to return to Italy can request the issuance of an emergency temporary document “ETD”. For information consult the page (CLICK HERE)

The provisional travel document ETD can be issued no later than 5 days before the departure date and exclusively for return journeys to the country of residence.

Passports

My passport has expired or I need to apply for a passport for the first time, what should I do?

To obtain a passport, it is necessary to book an appointment through the PRENOT@MI portal

The Italian Embassy in Dublin is responsible for issuing passports to Italian citizens residing in Ireland and regularly registered with A.I.R.E.

Residents not yet registered can apply for a passport ONLY after having uploaded their online AIRE registration request (including complete and adequate documentation) through the FAST.IT portal [click here]

For more information click here

Identity Cards

My Identity Card has expired or I need to request it for the first time, what should I do?

The Italian Embassy in Dublin can issue an identity card exclusively to Italian citizens legally residing in this consular district, already registered in the consular file and whose personal data are already present in the A.I.R.E. register. (Register of Italians Residing Abroad).

To obtain a CIE Identity Card, it is necessary to book an appointment through the PRENOT@MI portal

For more information click here

I am registered with AIRE, but I am in Italy. Can I request the CIE Identity Card at my municipality?

No, it is not possible to obtain the CIE from the municipality if you are resident abroad. However, it is possible to request the paper format (non-plasticized CIE) from the municipality.

VARIOUS

I am already registered with AIRE, but the program only allows me to register and not to change my address. How to do?

We suggest you verify that you have created the Fast It account by entering your name and surname exactly as indicated on your identity document (do not use accented letters but only the apostrophe). Furthermore, for those who had registered before the advent of Fast it, before being able to communicate the change of address it is necessary to request access to their consular card by sending only an identity document and wait for the request to be validated. FAST IT portal

How to know if the application has been accepted and processed?

Check the Status of the application on your FAST IT profile.

  • SUBMITTED = the application has been received but has not yet been processed.
  • PROCESSING = the application has been processed and the office has set up checks at the Municipality of last residence to acquire additional information (as a rule, the confirmation that the Civil Status documents – births and marriages formed abroad – are been duly registered in Italy).
  • VERIFICATION FAILED = the application has been returned to the applicant (check your email to find out the reason) who will have to integrate it with the documents requested by email and resubmit it within 30 days of the request.
  • APPLICATION EXPIRED = the returned application (see above) has not been resubmitted within 30 days of the request and is no longer valid. You will need to create a new question.
  • SENT TO THE MUNICIPALITY = the application has been sent to the Municipality which will notify the applicant of AIRE registration directly.

Which browsers are supported by the appointment booking system?
The browsers compatible with Prenot@mi are the following: Google Chrome – version 88 and higher and Microsoft Edge. The use of unsupported browsers does not guarantee the correct usability of all the contents of the portal.

Can I request the tax code from the Consulate?

Yes, if you are a resident of this consular district. For information on how to request, please consult the page

Can I renew the Italian driving license at the Consulate?

No. Italian citizens residing abroad in a country of the European Union and who are regularly registered with AIRE must apply exclusively to the authorities of the country of residence for the renewal of their license, which will convert it. If they are not registered with AIRE, having maintained their residence in Italy, they will have to contact the Motor Vehicle Office which issued them in Italy. For more information, see the page