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FAQ

 

FAQ

faqs1. I have applied online for an Australian Working Holiday Visa. How do I follow up on my application?

The Italian Consulate is not in charge of Australian working holiday visas.

If you need to know more about your application we strongly advise you to contact Australian authorities as soon as possible.

You will find here a link to the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection: https://www.border.gov.au 

 


2. I need to apply for/renew my Italian passport. What do I do?

You will find all relevant information on our PASSAPORTO ED ETD information page.

Also, please find our HOW-TO passport information document on our HOW-TO page (English version only).  

You will find all relevant forms (application forms for adults and minor children; in case of minor children, consent form for authorisation from other parent to issue the passport) to be downloaded from our FORMS page.

As for the cost of the passport, you will find our updated fees on our CONSULAR FEES page.

PLEASE NOTE - if you are an Italian citizen you do not need an appointment to submit your application and if all documentation is in order, passport will be issued on the same day of application.

 


3. I need to apply for an Italian visa. What do I do? What documents do I need?

You will find all relevant information on our VISA information page (page is being updated - thank you for your patience).

Also, please find our HOW-TO visa information document on our HOW-TO page.  

Please note you will need to register as a new user and book an appointment through our online booking system.

You will find the checklist to be submitted to our office along with the required documents (VERY IMPORTANT – these are all the documents you must provide at time of application) and all relevant application forms to be downloaded from our FORMS page (Italian version only, for now).

As for the cost of the visa, you will find our updated fees on our CONSULAR FEES page.

PLEASE NOTE - you will have to apply for the visa in the Consular Office competent for your state of residency (Sydney Office for NSW residents ONLY). Also, visa applications can be processed up to 90 days before departure date and we advise you to book an appointment as soon as possible as there is quite a long waiting list - we do apologize for this and for any inconvenience. Please allow at least 2 to 3 weeks to process your application.

 


4. I would like to apply for Italian citizenship. What do I do?

You will find all relevant information on our CITIZENSHIP information page (Italian version only, for now).

Also, please find our HOW-TO citizenship information document on our HOW-TO page (English version only).

Please be informed that Italian citizenship applications can ONLY be lodged upon appointment, which can be booked online ONLY on the Consulate website (here’s the direct link to our online booking system. You must register online first to create your own account).

Please note that there is a very long waiting list at the moment, so you are advised to book your appointment as soon as possible, but by checking on our system regularly you may be able to find available spots in the meantime (before your booked appointment). We do apologize for this and for any inconvenience.

 

Also, please keep in mind that every application for Italian Citizenship must be supported by documentary evidence and that at the appointment mentioned above, the Consular Officer will analyze your family situation and let you know which complementary documents are necessary to support your application. FYI – the first appointment for citizenship applications must be booked online, after this you will no longer require an appointment to proceed with your application.

Generally speaking, in order to establish the applicant’s eligibility for citizenship, the documents below are to be submitted in original (we would advise you to wait for the appointment before proceeding with the legalization and translation of documents):

  • Birth certificate of the Italian ancestor produced by the City Council (Comune) where he/she was born;
  • Proof of Italian citizenship of the ancestor (certificate of citizenship, Italian passport, ID card and any other document issued by Italian authorities);
  • Marriage certificate of the Italian ancestor;
  • Ancestors’ certificates of naturalization (Australian or other);
  • Full birth certificate of the descendant;
  • Full Marriage certificate of the descendant;
  • Full Birth certificate of the applicant;
  • Marriage certificate of the applicant (if applicable);
  • Full birth certificates of minor children (if any).

Please be advised that if the applicant is not able to provide the above mentioned documents he/she will have to wait for our Consular officers to ensure all adequate research, especially if the documents have been issued by a country other than Australia.

Additional documents may also be required in certain cases. Also, we may be able to get in touch with the Italian City Council only once you submit your application. However, if you are after specific documents from your ancestors, we advise you to try and make your own research on the Australian National Archive before your appointment with us.

Please note we refer to parent/ancestor as in order to become an Italian citizen yourself, one of your parents or both will have to be Italian citizens at time of your birth – this is why we ask you to provide all evidence of your family history.

As for the cost of citizenship applications, you will find our updated fees on our CONSULAR FEES page.

PLEASE NOTE - WE CANNOT PROCESS CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH US AS WE ARE UNABLE TO ANALYSE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY AND PERSONAL SITUATION BEFOREHAND, WITHOUT DUE DOCUMENTATION. ALSO, WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL DOCUMENTS NOR FAMILY HISTORY EXPLANATIONS SENT BY EMAIL PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS.

 



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