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Passport

 

Passport

The passport is a travel and an identity document, valid for ten years.

1.1. Who can apply for a passport?

1.2. Release times and validity

1.3. Request methods and costs

1.4. Passport in the presence children under age

1.5. Passport for children under age

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1.1. Who can apply for a passport?

Italian citizens resident in the jurisdiction (the City of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories) of the Consulate General of Italy duly registered in A.I.R.E may apply for the passport at the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem. (Registry of Italian Residents Abroad). For information on how to register in AIRE, click here

The passport can also be requested by Italian citizens who are not registered in AIRE. In this case, however, this Consulate General will have to first acquire the authorization (Nulla Osta) from Questura in Italy or from the Consular Office of residence. Please note that it can take up to a month to obtain the Nulla Osta.

WARNINGS

FOR THOSE WHO:

• were not born in Italy

• have acquired Italian citizenship abroad or in Italy (but not through the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem)

• have acquired Italian citizenship by marriage abroad or in Italy (but not through the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem)

before starting the passport application procedure, it is necessary to ensure that your birth certificate has been transmitted to Italy for transcription by the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem or, if the transcript of the birth was made by another Consulate, it is necessary to show a birth certificate issued by the Municipality in Italy

If the birth certificate is not already transcribed in Italy, the interested party must present a certified copy (ie apostillated and translated) of the birth certificate for transcription in Italy.

For information concerning the Apostille and the registration of birth certificates: click here

1.2. Release times and validity

The biometric passport is an identity document with a microchip where the personal data of the holder - photo and fingerprints - will also be stored. Persons suffering from a disease or other impediment - certified in the manner prescribed by law - and children under 12 are exempt from fingerprinting.

Validity of the biometric passport is as follows:

• 10 years for adult holders

• 5 years for children from 3 years up to 17 years of age

• 3 years for children from 0 to 3 years of age

1.3 Application and costs

To apply for a passport you need

a) Appropriate form available at  the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem;

b) Two photos (equal, frontal and in color), according to the model available here;

c) The correct amount in Shekel, which changes every three months, available here

Payment must be done only cash and in ILS at the time the application.

1.4. Passport in the presence of children under age

According to the law on passports, if the applicant has children under the age of 18, he must obtain the consent of the other parent for the issue of his passport. Parents or spouses of E.U. citizenshi, must duly fill the consent form attaching a validi identity document and forward it to the Consulate. Parents os spouses who, instead, are not E.U. citizens – e.g. Israeli citizen – must sign personally the consent at the Consulate.

1.5. Passport for children under age

Starting from 25 November 2009, minors under 18 must have an individual passport.

Please note that children under the age of 14 must

a) travel together with of one of the parents whose name is automatchally mentioned on the child's passportorb

or

b) travel together a third person named by both the parents with a specific declaration signed at the Consulate General. In the declaration the parents must indicate the exact details of the companion and the dates of the trip, attaching a copy of the valid passport of the companion.

For the issue of a passport in favor of minors, parents or one need the following documents:

a) Application form available at the Consular Office, signed by both or by one of them with the consent of the other parent, accompanied by a photocopy of an identity document;

b) Two photos (equal, frontal and in color), according to the model available here;

c) The correct amount in Shekel, which changes every three months, available here

Payment must be done only cash and in ILS at the time the application.


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