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Italian passport renewal from Maldives

Overview

Applicants can request a new passport booklet if the expiring date of the current passport is less than six months.

Passport which are already expired can also be submitted for renewal.

The service of ordinary passport renewal can be availed by Italian citizens who are regularly resident in Maldives. The Ordinary Passport booklet counts 48 pages and has a validity of ten years.

The service of Italian Ordinary Passport renewal from Male will commence only once the facility of biometric data collection will be available at the Honorary Consulate of Italy in Maldives.

Applicants who are not regularly resident and are only temporarily staying in Maldives, can only apply for ETD – Emergency Travel Documents. The ETD – Emergency Travel Document is a booklet of 15 pages with validity of 5 days.

Please connect with Embassy of Italy in Colombo in case of doubt on the type of passport to request.

ETD and ordinary passports renewal are requested for below purposes:

  • Application for issuing new passport in lieu of lost passport
  • Application for issuing new passport in lieu of stolen passport
  • Application for issuing new passport in lieu of damage passport
  • Application for issuing new passport in lieu of expired passport

Please note that for ordinary passport renewals, minors can apply only through Embassy of Italy in Colombo. VFS will not accept any request of ordinary passport renewals for minors. For more information about passport renewal for minors, please connect with Embassy of Italy in Colombo.

Applications for minors applying for ETD - Emergency Travel Documents, will be accepted by VFS.

Kindly note that all Italian citizens who wish to avail of the ordinary passport renewal services, must submit their fingerprints and digital signature at the Honorary Consulate of Italy in Male prior to VFS appointment submission.

Applicants requesting an ETD – Emergency Travel Document, do not need to submit their fingerprints.

Fees

To request the issuance of a new ordinary passport with 48 pages and having validity of ten years, the consular fee of 27,160/- LKR should be paid online after the appointment for the submission along with the International Courier fees and Convenience fees, please follow the below link to schedule an appointment and to pay online the fees.

To request the issuance of an ETD – Emergency Travel Document with 15 pages and validity of 5 days, the consular fees should be paid online after the appointment for submission, please follow the below link to schedule an appointment and to pay online the International Courier and Convenience fees.

https://visa.vfsglobal.com/lka/en/ita/login

Please note that the online fees will be collected online in LKR (Sri Lankan rupees) value: a convenience fee of 900 LKR and the two ways International courier fees of 8193 LKR are payable online for each application while scheduling the appointment.

After your passport renewal submission VFS will connect with you for the second online payment of the consular fees.

Below service charges are payable in cash at the VFS counter during the application submission:

  • Service Charge for Italian passport services in Maldives – 450 MVR (Per person),
  • Optional, SMS notice service – 36 MVR (Per person)
  • Optional, Premium Lounge service – 341 MVR (per person)

Photo Specifications

h Quality

The photographs must be:

  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-40mm in width
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear
  • Of high quality with no ink marks or creases

The photographs must be:

  • Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Show your skin tones naturally
  • Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.

Style and lighting

The photographs must be:

  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye

Glasses and head covers

If you wear glasses:

  • the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.

Head coverings :

  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.

Expression and frame

Your photographs must:

  • show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.

Processing Time

Your passport will reach Colombo after 4-5 working days from the date of submission at VFS in Male, post which the renewal will be processed by Embassy of Italy in Colombo. The new passport will be sent back to Maldives and you may be able to collect it directly from VFS in Male.

The whole process may take a minimum of 15 calendar days from the date of your first application at VFS.

Once your new passport will be ready for collection, VFS in Male will connect with you.

Download Form

Please download here the Ordinary Passport Application Form for Adult

Please download here the Passport Application Form for Minor

Please download here the Emergency Travel Document Form for Adult

Please download here the Emergency Travel Document Form for Minor

Note: - Signatures are required to be affixed before the Honorary Consulate of Italy’s Representative only if you are applying for a new Ordinary Passport.

For ordinary passport renewal requests, you are required to visit the Honorary Consulate of Italy in Male to submit your fingerprints before the application at VFS in Male.