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Additional requirements for under 18s

 

Additional requirements for under 18s

(A) Both parents accompanying the minor to the visa appointment

A visa for a person under the age of 18 must be applied for by both parents, regardless of who will accompany the minor during the trip. Both parents need to attend the appointment and both need to sign the visa application form on behalf of the minor.

In addition to this, the following need to be provided: 

  1. (a) original full birth certificate of the minor, accompanied by a translation in English or Italian, duly certified by a professional member of NAATI (or equivalent association) OR (b) original full birth certificate of the minor, accompanied by a translation in English or Italian legalized by the Consular Authority of Italy in charge in the State where the birth of the minor took place, not where the parents or the child are currently residing. The authentication option is determined by whether the State of birth falls in the authentication category of the APOSTILLE (The Hague, 1961), which is issued by the local Foreign Ministry, or in that of the LEGALIZATION (which is finalized at the local Consular Authority of Italy)
  2. Passport photocopy of both parents, plain and clear.

(B) Only one parent accompanying the minor to the visa appointment

If one of the parents is not available and cannot sign the application form together with the other parent, there is a specific procedure to be followed, with the need to provide the following:

  1. (a) original full birth certificate of the minor, accompanied by a translation in English or Italian, duly certified by a professional member of NAATI (or equivalent association) OR (b) original full birth certificate of the minor, accompanied by a translation in English or Italian legalized by the Consular Authority of Italy in charge in the State where the birth of the minor took place, not where the parents or the child are currently residing. The authentication option is determined by whether the State of birth falls in the authentication category of the APOSTILLE (The Hague, 1961), which is issued by the local Foreign Ministry, or in that of the LEGALIZATION (which is finalized at the local Consular Authority of Italy)
  2. Written parental consent, dated and signed, whereby a distant parent endorses the visa application for his/her minor child to be materially submitted by the other parent. A parental consent from non-EU nationals (e.g. Australian, Chinese, Indians, Filipinos, etc.) needs to be expressed and signed (a) in front of a Consular officer, either here in St Kilda Rd, or at the nearest Consular Authority of Italy, depending on where the distant parent currently is, OR (b) at a local notary public, completed with either APOSTILLE or LEGALIZATION
  3. Passport photocopy of both parents, plain and clear.

If the applying parent is divorced from the other parent, both parents still need to sign the application form, OR provide documents as in 1, 2 and 3. If evidence is provided as to the applying parent being the only custodian of the minor, no other document is needed.

If the other parent is deceased, photocopies of death certificate (accompanied by a translation in English or Italian) and minor’s birth certificate are required, as in point 1 above.

If one or both parents are EU-nationals (i.e., Italian, Greek, Maltese, British, etc.), the travelling minor should be holding a corresponding EU passport, so no visa can be issued to such minor. If the minor is not travelling with his/her parents, a financial guarantee form (click here) needs to be signed by both parents and submitted with the application.  


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