The Italian nationality It is transmitted by the principle Ius sanguinis (from the Latin, right of blood), by paternal or maternal route. And, unlike Spain, for example, Italian grandchildren and great-grandchildren can request it, as long as they present the documentation that proves the line of succession, without interruptions.
This document opens the immigration doors of 178 countries, including some, such as the United States, which, on the other hand, require a visa from Argentines. Therefore, if you have it, you have to remember that it is always up to date. Here we explain when and how to renew the Italian passport.
When and how to renew the Italian passport
The Italian passport is valid for 10 years for those over 18 years old. In the case of minors, the validity of the Italian passport is 3 years for children of this age and 5 years, for those between 3 and 18. From 12 years of age, when completing the process, At the Consulate, they will take your fingerprints and register your digital signature.
In the event that the passport is for a minor under 18 years old, whoever is going to carry out the procedure (father or mother) must have the consent of the other parent. This authorization is obtained through the Consulate.
Renewing the Italian passport is not complicated but it requires good organization.
Just like to process the passport for the first time, you have to register in the system Prenote Online.
Then, you will need to verify which consulate your address corresponds to. In general, it is the Consulate of the City of Buenos Aires, in Reconquista 572, although Italy has diplomatic representations in other locations.
Always in the system Prenote Online, the available shifts will appear in the option Passport application. The authorization is automatic and takes place from Sunday to Thursday. In Other people and / or relatives, to add who requests the turn, I can add their spouse or children.
Once the form has been verified and completed, click OK. The program will show available dates in black or gray (those marked in red are not available). Due to the high demand for the document, they advise reserving the shift three months before the expiration date detailed in the passport.
The Italian Consulate of the City of Buenos Aires is at Reconquista 572.
The selected date, however, is a virtual shift, in which the Consulate will process the request. About three days later, the Consulate will send an email with the instructions to start the process. For example, if the chosen date was June 1, the email should arrive on June 4. It is convenient to check the Spam folder and if it is not there either, send a complaint email to email@example.com, with the subject Domanda Passaporto, followed by name, surname, and the selected date.
In this email, the interested party will find a code that must be entered on the website to, now, get the turn in person. On the day and time set you will have to go to Reconquista 572, where you will be fingerprinted and you can collect your new passport.
The documentation to present is the following: last italian passport, accompanied by a photocopy of the first three pages; ID with updated photo (original and photocopy); Y two passport photos (35×40 mm) the same and updated, in color with a white background, taken from the front at medium distance with visible eyebrows, a neutral expression and a closed mouth.
The duty payment (from April 2021 it amounts to $ 12,330) must be made by bank transfer on the third business day prior to the date of the face-to-face shift. On the day of the shift, the proof of the transfer must be presented, printed. Although the general fee is € 116, it is always paid in pesos.
More information: Console Generale d’Italia