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Registry (A.I.R.E)


Registry (A.I.R.E)


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Registry of Italians living abroad (AIRE)

Law no. 470 of 27 October 1988, states that Italian citizens transferring their residency abroad, from an Italian town hall, must register with AIRE (register for Italian nationals resident abroad) within ninety days of immigrating..
How to register with AIRE

To register with AIRE, fill in all fields of the registration form (one form each for every adult family member residing at the same address), sign it and send the completed registration form by email to or by post to 37, First Avenue corner Second Street 2196 Houghton Estate Johannesburg or P.O. Box 46306 – Orange Grove 2119 – Johannesburg Together with the registration form, copies of the following documents must be sent:

1. Valid Italian passport of every member of the family who is an Italian citizen
2. Italian identity card (even if it has expired), only if in possession of one
3. Proof of residency in this consular district. Provide one of the following documents: Australian driver’s license, telephone/electricity bill, bank statement or letter from your bank or insurance company etc. The document must be in the name of the applicant and/or a member of the applicant’s family. Please ensure that the address on the proof of residence document is the same as the address indicated on the registration form.

N.B. Italian citizens resident abroad, must notify this Consulate General of any change of address by sending us the form provided. Send it by email or post, and attach a proof of residence document (see previous point 3) as well as a copy of an ID document. One form for each Italian adult family member residing at the same address must be sent.

Registration is free of charge.

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