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Italian Electronic ID Card – CIE


Starting from October 2023 the Consulate of Italy in Perth is entitled to issue the Italian Electronic ID Card

The Italian electronic ID card is an identification document used to verify a person’s identity and to travel to EU Member States, some Schengen States (i.e. Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) and other States with which bilateral agreements have been reached (please visit each country tab on

The Consulate is entitled to issue an ID card only to Italian nationals legally residing in the WA consular district and registered in AIRE (Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero). If you have changed your residence address, you need to communicate it through the FAST IT web portal before booking your appointment.

Italian Electronic ID Cards are not issued at the counter. Instead, they are posted to the applicant’s residence address directly from Italy, after successfully concluding the procedure at the Consulate.

Appointments for applying for the new Electronic ID Card can be booked through the web platform PRENOT@MI.

The CIE is issued:

– to Italian Nationals who wish to replace their paper ID card;

– to Italian Nationals do not hold another valid ID card;

– to Italian Nationals whose previous ID card has been lost, stolen or is deteriorated.



In order to successfully apply for the CIE, an Italian national must:

– be  legally resident in the WA consular district and registered in AIRE (Anagrafe degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero). For more information click HERE:

– have the birth certificate duly registered in Italy; for more information click HERE;

– hold the Italian Tax Code validated by the Italian Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate). For those who do not hold a valid tax code, this Consulate will be responsible for requesting it automatically; for more information click HERE;

– have their position in the consular records duly up-to-date in relation to the address, marital status or birth of children. In case these information are not up-to-date, before requesting an appointment for the identity card, it will be necessary to update them as per the instructions provided in the relevant sections of our website.

Should investigations reveal evidence preventing the processing of the CIE application, the applicant will be informed of the reasons for rejection.



The validity of the ID card changes according to the age of the holder, more specifically:

– 3 years for minors aged from 0 to 2 years;

– 5 years for minors aged from 3 to 17 years;

– 10 years for adults (aged 18 and above).



The application for an electronic ID card must be submitted through the Prenot@MI online platform. The Prenot@mi portal can be accessed from a PC/laptop using one of the following browsers: EDGE; Chrome.

Normally the applicant must come to the appointment with the following:

– Passport-size biometric photograph (recent, colour photograph in frontal view on a white background, 35 x 45mm size);

– Previous ID card. If it is missing, an identification document (even if it has expired);

– Lost/stolen ID card form, if applicable;

– Valid proof of residence in Western Australia (driver’s licence/utility bill/lease contract);

– Both parents’ consent if the applicant is under 18;

– Debit card for payments (no contactless).



At the appointment, the consular officer will collect the documents listed at the previous point, carry out the identification of the applicant, and acquire their photograph and fingerprints (except for applicants under 12).

The CIE is issued by the Italian Ministry of the Interior and printed by the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian State Printing Works and Mint), which posts it by registered mail to the applicant’s residence address. The applicant will be able to track the delivery online through the tracking code provided. In case the holder’s address is not correct, after 30 days the CIE will be forwarded to the Consulate of Italy in Perth which will try to contact the holder for collection.