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Parental consent form in case of minor children

 

Parental consent form in case of minor children

PARENTAL CONSENT IN CASE OF MINOR CHILDREN

Passport requested by a parent

If you wish to apply for an Italian passport and have children under the age of 18, you must ask the other parent to complete and the consent form (please download it from our FORMS section). Parental consent is mandatory whether you are single, married, separated or divorced.

If the other parent is an EU citizen, he/she can complete and sign the form in person at this Consulate General or at home. Don’t forget to provide a photocopy of parents’ passport or identity card (clearly showing photograph and signature) so that we can verify that the signatures match.

If the other parent is not an EU citizen, he/she must complete and sign the form in person at this Consulate General. Alternatively he/she can sign the consent form in front of a Police Officer of NSW, who must sign and stamp the form and a copy of the signing parent’s passport. Don’t forget to provide a photocopy of parents’ passport or identity card (clearly showing photograph and signature) so that we can verify their identity. If the other non EU parent is not resident in NSW, you must ask him/her to sign the consent form in person at their nearest Italian Consulate/Embassy or Questura (Police station in Italy).

Once the consent form has been legalized, the other parent must send it to you so that you can submit it together with your passport application form.

A consent form is valid 6 months only from the date it has been signed.

If the other parent is deceased, you must provide a death certificate together with your passport application form.

Passport requested for a minor

If you wish to apply for an Italian passport for a child, both parents must complete and sign the consent form. Please note that the above mentioned rules regarding EU and non EU citizens still apply.

In case a consent form cannot be presented

If the other parent refuses to sign the consent from, you can apply for a Consular Decree which will allow the Consul General, serving as a Guardianship Judge, to authorise the issue of your passport (or other travel document) in exceptional circumstances.

Your Consular Decree application must be made in writing. It should detail the reason(s) why the other parent is refusing to give you his/her parental consent and the reason(s) why you feel the refusal is unjustified. Your application should also include detailed information and copies of relevant documents about child support payments or custody arrangements if any. It will be necessary to disclose the other parent’s last known address/contact details so that we may attempt to
contact him/her directly.

If it is deemed that the reasons given for refusing the consent are unjustified, the Consul General, serving as a Guardian Judge, may authorise the issue of your passport by Consular Decree.

Consular Decree applications are to be submitted only in the most exceptional of circumstances and should only be used as a last resort.


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