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How do I apply for a passport?

Please check:

1. to be registered with AIRE at the Consulate General in Houston (through the Fast-It portal it is possible to access one’s consular files and check the status of the file)
2. that the residential address is updated:
3. that the documentation for the civil status transcripts have been received by the headquarters (write to
4. that the current passport is expired or it will expire within 6 months.

For the issuance of the passport it is necessary to present oneself in person for the acquisition of the biometric data (only in the case of permanent infirmity proven by a medical certificate, write to in one of these offices:
Houston, at the headquarters of the Consulate General in Houston – appointments for Houston can only be booked through the Prenot@mi platform
Dallas, at the headquarters of the Honorary Consulate (exclusively for residents of the greatest Dallas area) – for appointments write to Mr. Richard Gussoni at the email address
New Orleans, at the headquarters of the Honorary Consulate (exclusively for residents of the greatest New Orleans area) – for appointments write to Mr. Franco Valobra at the email address
Austin / Arkansas / others – a consular operator will occasionally visit these locations.


The Prenot@mi platform allows you to book appointments for issuing a passport at the Consulate General in Houston.
An appointment must be made for each applicant. Family groups – in order to be received together – can make a multiple booking (max 4 people at a time). Please be careful at the number of appointment booked (the user + 2 persons makes 3 appointments). Due to the high number of requests, if not able to come, please cancel the appointment or promptly inform this office at
The unjustified absence will be negatively taken into consideration for a future booking.

Since minors are not authorized to create an account on Prenot@ami, the parent must make an appointment in their own name and enter the minor’s full name in the notes.
Every day (except Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) after 17:00 the system makes new appointments available. Canceled reservations will be made available immediately.
In case of unavailability, please try again at a later time.
We invite you to check your emails. You will be contacted ONLY if necessary.