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Consular Declaration for Unaccompanied Minors (14 and Under)

Required for Italian citizens of 14 years of age and under who are travelling alone or with persons who are not their parents. The Declaration is issued free of charge by the Consular Office for minors residing in the consular district, at the request of the child’s parents and by appointment via consolare.ottawa@esteri.it or 613-232-2401. The following documents are required:

  • DECLARATION FOR UNACCOMPANIED MINORS;
  • Copies of the parents’ passports;
  • Copy of the minor child’s passport;
  • Copy of the passport(s) of the person or persons travelling with the minor child. If the minor child is travelling alone, airline and flight details are required.

If one of the parents is not a citizen of the European Union and is not an Italian resident, he/she/they must come in person to the Consulate with a valid identification document to sign the Declaration in front of a Consular officer. If he/she/they reside(s) outside the consular district, he/she/they must sign the Declaration at the nearest Italian consulate or Questura. If one of the parents is deceased, a death certificate is required.

The Declaration usually applies to one return trip outside the minor’s (14 and under) country of residence, to a specific destination. The Declaration is valid for a maximum of 6 months, which must include the date of departure and the date of return, and must not exceed the expiration date of the minor child’s passport.

For information regarding minor children travelling on Canadian passports, please visit the Canadian Government website.