Passport Services

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Beginning May 22, 2022, U.S. Mission Italy will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications.  Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy or a U.S. Consulate General of your choosing without the need to apply in person.  Please see our  Passport Renewal webpage to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.

U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad who require a U.S. passport are issued the latest state-of-the-art passports that incorporate photo-digitized images and other enhanced security features.  These passports are produced at a domestic U.S. passport facility.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports.

Reminder for Dual National U.S. Citizens:  U.S. law requires all U.S. citizens, including dual-national citizens, to enter the United States using their U.S. passport. We urge all U.S. citizens to keep their U.S. passports current.

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport
If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022.  See this page for more information.


For information on U.S. passports, please see:

Information on how to renew your passport can be found in the “Passport Renewal” webpage.

Information on how to renew your passport can be found in the “Apply in Person” webpage.

Information on how to renew your passport can be found in the “Name Changes” webpage.

Information on how to renew your passport can be found in the “Lost or Stolen Passport” webpage.

Information on how to renew your passport can be found in the “Fees and Forms of Payment” webpage.

Photo Requirements
All passport photos must be taken without eye glasses.
For U.S. passport photo requirements and some helpful tips about photo quality you can refer to the State Department website.  Because many photographers in Italy are unfamiliar with U.S. passport photo specifications, we strongly recommend that you print out the photo requirements for U.S. Passports from the above website and take them with you to the photographer.  Photos can also be obtained from a photo booth located in the Consular building of the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S. Consulates General in Milan and Naples for 6 euros.  (Please note the photo machine will only accept 5 and 10 euros notes, and the cashiers are unable to exchange US dollars or make change.)

Processing Times
Except in emergencies, U.S. passports are now produced at facilities in the United States.  These passports will be ready for collection approximately three weeks after submission.  For lost or stolen passports, a limited validity passport can be issued the same day the application is made if the application is received before 12:00PM.  Otherwise, it will be processed on the next business day.