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A.I.R.E - Registry Office


A.I.R.E - Registry Office


The Registry Office is authorised for the Registry of Citizens Residing Abroad (AIRE). Law no. 470/1988 states that all Italian citizens who intend to live abroad must register at an authorised Consulate within 90 days of arriving in their country of residence. Even those who emigrated, and those born overseas before this law went into effect must register. AIRE registration is necessary in order to obtain any and all documents and certificates issued by the Consulate as well as requests for passport renewal or issuance. Registration with the Consulate significantly reduces the time required for all procedures.

Italian citizens should be registered at the Registry of an Italian municipality. Registration permits the exercise of all the rights and duties of a citizen depending on each individual situation. The Italian citizen is obliged to inform his/her municipality, as well as the Consulate, of all registry data changes (marital status, citizenship, address, family composition, residency).

Italian citizens can be residents either in Italy or abroad: in the former case they will be registered in the Resident Population Registry (A.P.R.) of their Italian municipality and will refer directly to that municipality for all registry-related procedures; in the second case their names will appear in the AIRE lists of their Italian municipality of origin, or where they most recently resided before expatriating: these citizens must refer to the Italian Consulate of their place of residence abroad for all registry-related procedures. The Consulate will act as go-between for citizens residing abroad and the Italian municipality in which those citizens are registered. For more information write an email to: