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Fast-It – AIRE

AIRE is the registry of Italians residing abroad.

AIRE registration is requested by Italian law and is a fundamental requirement to access to the services of this Consulate General.  Law no. 213 (art.1, paragraph 242) of December 30th, 2023 (pdf (gazzettaufficiale.it), introduced a fine of up to EUR 1,000.00 for each year of failure to register to AIRE, for a maximum of 5 years of fine, for all Italian citizens residing abroad.

Registration with A.I.R.E. can be done:

1) online via the Fast-it portal.

Register with A.I.R.E. is easy, you only need to:

  • Create an account by providing a valid email and password on your first access. Creating an account does NOT mean you are registered with A.I.R.E.
  • Access Fast-it with the credentials provided during registration and register with A.I.R.E. providing the required documentation

When registering with A.I.R.E. it is important to refer to the relevant Consulate for the applicants’ area of residence. People residing in Victoria and Tasmania should refer to the General Consulate of Italy in Melbourne.

Example: Elena is moving from Italy to Melbourne, where she intends to reside for the next two years. Elena has to register with A.I.R.E. via the online portal Fast-it. When asked to chose the relevant Consulate, Elena should select the General Consulate of Italy in Melbourne.

Be aware that the applicant will not receive any feedback from the Consulate General of Italy in Melbourne regarding the outcome of the registration with A.I.R.E.

To confirm your registration and/or request a copy of your AIRE registration certificate, you can contact your Council in Italy.

For more information on what AIRE is, why registering and who needs to register, click here.

The update of personal details on A.I.R.E. falls within the citizen’s responsibility

It is of particular importance that Italian citizens registered with A.I.R.E. promptly notify the consular office of:

  • The transfer of their residence or domicile within the same Consular district; Example: If Elena decides to move her domicile from Melbourne to Hobart, she needs to access the Fast-it online portal and provide the Consulate with her new residential address.
  • Any change in civil status (registration of marriage, birth, divorce, death, etc.);
  • The loss of the Italian citizenship.

IMPORTANT:

If an Italian citizen registered with A.I.R.E. moves to a different consular district, it is necessary to start a new registration with A.I.R.E. via the Fast-it portal.

Example: If Elena decides to leave Melbourne and to move to Brisbane, she needs to do a new registration with A.I.R.E.

Elena will need to access the Fast-it portal and select the Consulate of Brisbane as the new relevant Consulate.

A new registration to A.I.R.E. needs to be done even in case Elena decides to leave Australia and move to another country (except Italy).

IMPORTANT: Failing to update information (i.e. the change of address) may result in delays by the Consulate in getting important communication to you, such as Italian election material.

How to transfer the AIRE registration from one Italian Municipality to another one

It is possible to transfer the AIRE registration from one Italian Municipality to another one only when you have family members linving/registered with AIRE in the Municipality to which you wish to get transfered to.

To submit an application to transfer to another Municipality, please fill out this form and send it with a copy of your own ID document to melbourne.info@esteri.it.

Repatriation of Italian citizens registered with AIRE

Italian citizens registered with A.I.R.E. who return to Italy, must provide their new address to the local municipality (Comune) of their choice.

The local municipality will process the cancellation from A.I.R.E. and the registration to A.P.R. (National Register of the Resident Population).

For further information, visit the website of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

2) By filling in and signing this form, and then sending by mail the documents listed in the form to the following address:

P.O. Box 7298

509 St Kilda Road

Melbourne, Victoria, 3004

Please note: requests of A.I.R.E. registration or change of address/details sent per e-mail won’t be taken into consideration.

Insights
  • A.I.R.E. and the Italian Health Care system

    Registering with A.I.R.E. involves the cancellation from the national health service. However, it is always possible to resume the service once you return to Italy permanently.

    Italian citizens registered with A.I.R.E. who temporarily visit Italy without a private or public health insurance coverage:

    • Are entitled to free-of-charge urgent hospital benefits for a maximum period of 90 days in a calendar year;
    • To obtain urgent hospital benefits, they must submit a substitutive declaration certifying:
      • Date, place of birth, residence, and Italian citizenship;
      • The absence of public or private health insurance coverage.

    For further information, visit the website of the Italian Minister of Health.