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Consulate of Italy in Detroit
Buhl Building
535 Griswold, Suite 1840
Detroit, Michigan 48226 USA

Please be informed that passports can no longer be renewed. Even if you already hold an Italian passport, when expiring, you must follow the instructions for the issuance of a new passport.

For the issuance of an Italian passport, Italian citizens need to already be registered in our Registry of Italians Residing Abroad (AIRE). Citizens who are older than 12 need to schedule an appointment on the "Prenota Online" website and come to the Consulate to submit their request and for the acquisition of their fingerprints. For further details and for information on the documents to submit on the day of the appointment, please refer to the instructions below.

  1. Who can apply for a passport
  2. Digital fingerprinting
  3. Documents to submit and booking your appointment
  4. Issuance of a passport for a minor
  5. Cost and payment method
  6. Stolen or lost passport
  7. Letter of consent for minors



  • To be able to request a passport through this office you must already have been granted Italian citizenship, either at birth or following a request for citizenship recognition. (For information on how to request Italian citizenship, please visit the Citizenship page of this Consulate website).
  • Italian citizens residing for at least 6 months per year in this Consular jurisdiction must already have submitted an AIRE registration request to this Consulate BEFORE scheduling a passport appointment. This also applies to citizens currently registered in AIRE who were previously registered at another Consulate who satisfy the residency requirement. To register in the AIRE registry through this Consulate, visit the Registry – AIRE page of this website. AIRE registration is a legal obligation of all Italian citizens (art. 6 of law 470/1988) and is required for passport issuance abroad.
  • By law, passport applications should be submitted to the issuing office in whose jurisdiction the citizen resides, whether in Italy or abroad. If a passport request is submitted to an office in whose jurisdiction one does not reside, the request will incur a longer processing time in order to obtain the necessary authorization from the competent Questura/Consulate.


  • The issuance of a passport requires the physical presence of the applicant at this Consulate in Detroit in order to acquire his/her digital fingerprints.
  • Applicants under the age of 12 are exempt from digital fingerprinting.
  • Other reasons for exemption from fingerprinting are documented permanent or pathological disability, which must be proved through a Medical Certification letter issued by a local physician, hospital, etc., or evident disability or deformity


  • Please fill out the request forms before the appointment and review your application material to make sure that you have all the necessary documents.
  • The appointment can be scheduled exclusively on the "Prenota Online" website, choosing the Passports Services.
  • Application Form, duly completed and signed;
  • For the issuance of passports to adult applicants with minor children, consent form (atto di assenso) and a copy of a valid ID from the other parent (if the other parent is not an Italian citizen, he/she must sign in front of a public notary);
  • Current Italian Passport (if you are applying for your first Italian passport, or you also have US citizenship, please include a copy of the first two  pages of your US passport);
  • If you are a resident of the US, but not a citizen, copy of US Green Card or of valid US visa;
  • 2 (two) photographs, passport size (full-face, must have a WHITE BACKGROUND);
  • A self-addressed, pre-stamped envelope (EXPRESS MAIL). The passport WILL NOT be issued on the day of the appointment.


Please note that minors who are less than 12-year old are exempt from fingerprinting; therefore, requests for passports can be done exclusively by mail. Please include a self-addressed, pre-stamped envelope (EXPRESS MAIL), if requesting a passport for a minor who is less than 12-year old).

To request a passport for a minor, parents must have already submitted a request to register the minor’s birth certificate to a Consulate/Embassy abroad, or directly to a Comune in Italy. For information on how to register a birth certificate, please visit the Vital Records page of this Consulate website.

  • Application Form, duly completed by a parent with the personal data of the child. Both parents must complete and sign the consent form (atto di assenso - with a copy of a valid ID of both parents; please note if one of the parents is not an Italian citizen, he/she must sign in front of a public notary);
  • Current Italian Passport (if the minor is applying for his/her first Italian passport, or he/she also has US citizenship, please include a copy of the first two pages of the US passport);
  • If you are a resident of the US, but not a citizen, copy of US Green Card or of valid US visa;
  • 2 (two) photographs, passport size (full-face, must have a WHITE BACKGROUND);
  • Birth Certificate of the minor if the birth was not already registered with the Consulate. 


Passport fees are subject to change every 3 months. Until next March 31, 2020, the cost for a passport is $129. The payment MUST be made with a money order ONLY, payable to Consolato d'Italia a Detroit and submitted on the day of the appointment (for applications of minors who are less than 12 years old, the money order can be sent by mail along with the application). We do not accept cash, personal checks, or credit cards.


In the event of a stolen or lost passport, applicants must obtain a local police report. For any additional information, you are kindly requested to contact the Passport office of this Consulate by telephone at (313) 963-8560 ext. 116 or by e-mail.


Starting June 4, 2014, 14 year old minors who travel alone, without a parent, or accompanied by a guardian, must have a statement released by the parents who have the authority to give consent to the issuance of a passport to that minor, according to article 3, letter a of the law 1185/1967.

The request form to obtain this Statement can be downloaded here.

The EU parents who give consent to a guardian to travel with the minor must complete the request form and send a copy of their ID; parents who are not EU citizens (i.e. US citizens) must sign the request form before a Consular Agent or before a notary public.

Request may be sent to the Consulate by mail, fax or email. The Consular Office may request other documents if deemed necessary.