Apply in Person

All first time applicants must appear in person at the appropriate Consular office.  The application should be filled out prior to your visit.  All applicants claiming U.S. citizenship who do not have any proof of citizenship need to follow the procedure indicated here

For Adults (age 16 and older)

You will need:

  • Certified, sealed birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Naturalization
  • One valid form of photo identification (e.g. foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.)
  • One passport photograph without glasses (taken within the last six months); photos can be obtained from a photo booth located in the Consular building of the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S. Consulate General in Milan for 5 euros
  • completed form DS-11 Note: you cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.
  • If you are age 16 or 17, evidence of parental awareness
  • Applicants may pick up passports at the office where the application was submitted or through a private courier agency, Mail Boxes Etc.(MBE). Please follow this link for information on MBE.

Children Under 16

The presence of the child and both parents are required at the time of application for children under age 16. If one parent/guardian cannot go with the child to apply for the passport, they can give permission by completing Form DS-3053 “Statement of Consent.” You must submit the completed form with the child’s passport application. The parent that cannot go with the child must:

  • Sign and date Form DS-3053 in the presence of a certified notary public, and
  • Submit a photocopy of the front and back side of the ID that they present to the notary public with Form DS-3053. Please note: In certain countries, a DS-3053 must be notarized at a U.S. embassy or consulate and cannot be notarized by a local notary public.

For more details, please see Children Under 16

For your child’s application, you will need:

  • Certified, sealed birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Citizenship
  • One valid form of photo identification (e.g. foreign passport, driver’s license, military ID, etc.)
  • One passport photograph without glasses (taken within the last six months); photos can be obtained from a photo booth located in the Consular building of the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S. Consulate General in Milan for 5 euros
  • Completed form DS-11 Note: you cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.

Applicants may pick up passports at the office where the application was submitted or through a private courier agency, Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE). Please follow this link for information on MBE.
See Also: Fees and forms of payment

Passport Services

After you have completed and printed out the appropriate application form (DS-11) please schedule your appointment at the U.S. Embassy or one of the Consulates General.

To schedule a passport appointment in Rome, click here
To schedule a passport appointment in Florence, click here
To schedule a passport appointment in Naples, click here
To schedule a passport appointment in Milan, click here

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not come to your scheduled appointment with completed forms and the documents noted as required, you will have to reschedule your appointment for a later date.