Passport process?

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Passport process?

Postby UpstateNY » 24 Feb 2011, 14:59

Can anyone outline the passport process from when you receive the letter that your have been registered in your commune? How to make an appointment, what you need to bring, how long it takes to receive the passport? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Passport process?

Postby jcat » 24 Feb 2011, 15:07

Not sure about any of the other consulates,though in Miami,since last April you now need to go there to be fingerprinted,along with your citizenship papers,passport(US) ID......before last April you could mail in for your passport...
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Re: Passport process?

Postby UpstateNY » 24 Feb 2011, 15:08

Sorry should have mentioned the NYC consulate as my consulate.

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Re: Passport process?

Postby jcat » 24 Feb 2011, 15:14

I'm not sure how NY issues passports,I was told to just come in,no appointments needed in Miami....
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Re: Passport process?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Feb 2011, 15:26

As recently as this past summer, NYC requires an appointment; I think because they only do fingerprinting on certain days or times.

You need your ID and your acceptance letter; it is a good idea to bring along your US passport as well, if you have one.

See this page for lots more information: http://www.consnewyork.esteri.it/Consol ... assaporti/

Passport photos: there is a machine located in the consulate's downstairs waiting room but you cannot be certain it will be operational. Definitely bring your own photos with you; my wife got hers at the local drugstore photo booth. If you are a AAA member, you can get one set of passport photos per year (?) at no charge from your local AAA ofice.
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Re: Passport process?

Postby UpstateNY » 24 Feb 2011, 15:29

Thanks Johnny, I thought I read somewhere about the photo requirements being some odd size? Is this true?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Feb 2011, 17:54

UpstateNY wrote:Thanks Johnny, I thought I read somewhere about the photo requirements being some odd size? Is this true?


Honestly, I don't think it matters any longer - they just scan and digitize the photos anyway, so they can make them any size they want.

My wife just brought regular drugstore-type passport photos (as did I, if I recall correctly).
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