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Emergency Travel Documents (ETD)


If you are abroad in an emergency situation (i.e.: as tourist in transit, you must depart and you lost your passport or had it stolen) and there is no way/time to apply for a new passport, the Consular post may issue an Emergency Travel Document (E.T.D.). This document will allow you only to return to Italy (or to your country of residence).

In order to obtain an ETD you must go to the Consulate in person taking with you the following documentation:

  1. Report form for lost/stolen passport (Italian Passport theft/Loss Notification, under the Passport section);
  2. 2 photos (these must follow specs above);
  3. Confirmed booking or ticket for the journey;
  4. For the application fee please refer to the Consular Fees webpage. Payments can be made either via eftpos (debit card only) or
    in cash.

Please note this document may not be issued during weekends due to office hours (being the office closed), therefore, unless it is a true emergency, the ETD will be issued on the next working day.

Honorary Consulates are not authorized to issue ETDs, but can only forward applications for this purpose to the relevant consular office. The costs involved for sending the application and for the delivery of the document will have to be charged to the applicant.

In order to facilitate your transit at the border do not omit to report the loss/theft of your passport to the local police authorities.

Also remember to keep, in a different location from where the original documents are stored, copies of your most important documents (such as your passport, ID, etc.) so that it will be easier to assist you in case of loss/theft.