This site uses cookies to provide a better experience. Continuing navigation accept the use of cookies by us OK

Recognition of Italian citizenship


Recognition of Italian citizenship

A citizenship appointment is not a passport appointment. In order to apply for a passport, you must first be an Italian citizen.

To submit your application at the Melbourne Consulate you MUST be a resident of Victoria or Tasmania and be above the age of 18.

If you are not an Australian citizen, you must be a permanent resident (no other types/categories of visas are considered as permanent residency)

Italian citizenship application will require the payment of an application fee; we invite you to check the current fee by clicking here. Application fee must be paid on the day of your appointment by credit/debit card or in cash.

Irrespective of your application’s outcome the application fee is non-refundable. The citizenship application fee is NOT outcome based.

You MUST attend in person your first and second appointment for citizenship; you will not be able to delegate family members (of any degree), friends, agencies or any other third party to act on your behalf.

On your first appointment please make sure that you have, without exception, all of the following with you in original and black and white non certified copy:

  1. A valid Australian Passport (2)
  2. A current Drivers licence issued in Victoria or Tasmania with your current address (a driver licence on its own is not considered to be a form of I.D.)
  3. Your birth certificate (at this stage a simple full copy will suffice)
  4. The application fee (current fee debit/credit card payment are preferred).
  5. Filled application form (download here)

Additionally to the above, you are encouraged to bring along all the documents that you may have, in order to substantiate your claims for Italian citizenship (birth, marriage, naturalization certificates etc. of your parents and ancestors).


1) Before your appointment date do not translate or legalise your documents. We strongly advise to verify your eligibility for Italian citizenship and the consistency of your personal details on the certificates/documents so to avoid translating or legalizing incorrect documents which may not be accepted or, are not required as we may already have them on record.

2) Your current passport and driver licence must state the exact spelling of your name, surname, date, and place of birth exactly as per your birth certificate (variation of names such as Concetta into Connie - Giovanni into John is not accepted; suburbs such as Carlton, Fitzroy, Cobourg or Kew cannot be reported or considered as Melbourne; eventual inconsistencies must be amended before the document(s) are submitted at your second appointment.

2.1) Please note that records already held by the Italian consulate/government cannot be amended or changed by way of a deed poll or change of name made in Australia.


Update: 18/12/2019