AIRE is an acronym for the Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero (the Registry of Italians Residing Abroad). Registration is mandatory for any Italian citizen who plans to have residency elsewhere for 12 months or more. Registration is also necessary in order to obtain documents and certificates from the consular office or to acquire or renew a passport.
AIRE registration must be completed within 90 days of arrival in the country where you will be temporarily residing. This must also be completed at the consulate that has jurisdiction in your area. Once you’re registered to AIRE in the appropriate consular system, any action regarding your personal records should take considerably less time than it otherwise would.
If you do not register within 90 days, your consulate may request AIRE registration for you from the Comune in Italy. If this occurs, you will receive an administrative notice confirming that you have been added to the registry. Regardless of who makes the request, the effective date of your registration will be the date the Comune receives the request.
Examples of individuals who do not need to register include the following:
- Anyone residing outside of Italy for a period of fewer than 12 months (seasonal workers, for example)
- Government employees who were stationed outside of Italy
- Italian Armed Service members who are stationed at NATO posts in other countries
- Anyone who does not hold current Italian citizenship
If you need help completing AIRE paperwork or handling your registration, call us at (305) 812-5512.