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Passports & Visas

Important Passport & Visa Info

There has been an increase in members arriving at bases in Italy without the required no-fee or official passports containing Italian mission visas. This results in many problems for the family. Use the following information to help you and your family have a successful start to your tour here at Aviano.

 

Official Passport

Your No-Fee Passport is for Official Travel such as PCS, ETS, TDY, or travel between Europe and the U.S.

Before traveling to Italy, inbound active duty members, civilian,  NAF employees and dependent family members who are U.S. citizens must apply for a No-Fee Passport at a Military Passport Office (or www.travel.state.gov) at current base (not necessarily Aviano AB).  Non-U.S. citizens must apply for a country of origin passport. Take the following original or certified documents:

  • Military ID Card & PCS Orders
  • ORB/ERB (Newborn passports)
  • DoD member's ID (Back & Front copy)
  • DS-11 or DS-82 (with passport)
  • Birth, Naturalization or Citizenship Certificate
  • Name Change Documents (Marriage/Divorce decrees)
  • 2 Recent Passport Photos
  • Current and/or Expired Passports
  • Both parents must be present or have a notarized DS-3053

Process can take 8 or more weeks
More information: 31 FSS Passport Office

Visa

Once your U.S. No-Fee Passport or country of origin passport is ready, all Civilians, NAF employees and dependents must apply for an Italian Missione Visa (Type D) at your (current) Military Passport Office (embassy/consulate) before traveling to Italy. This visa will be affixed to the inside of your passport and used to apply for a Soggiorno upon arrival at Aviano. Take the original or certified documents with you:

  • Military ID Card front/back & PCS Orders
  • No-Fee Passport (must be signed before getting Visa)
  • Name Change Documents (Marriage/Divorce decrees)
  • 2 Recent Passport Photos

Visas can take 2-4 weeks

 

Tourist Passport

Tourist Passports are required for leisure travel outside of the U.S. (or host nation) as well as travel throughout Europe once you arrive in Italy. It can take up to 8 weeks to process a tourist passport in Europe. Apply for a Tourist Passport prior to leaving the U.S. to avoid delays in travel!

Apply for tourist passports at any U.S. Post Office or visit: www.travel.state.gov
Member is responsible for fees incurred to obtain a tourist passport

 

The 31st FW Passport Office 

The 31st FW Passport Office provides:

  • Passports (tourist, no-fee, official, diplomatic) for military, DoD civilians, and dependents of military & DoD civilians (not contractors).
  • Visas for official travel for military & DoD civilians & their dependents (not for tourist travel)
  • SSN cards for newborns, replacement, and name changes
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad for newborns

Visti: https://www.31fss.com/force-support/passport-office for more information.

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