Patronato INAS does not handle consular matters nor is it qualified to do so. However it offers an information and assistant service for applications to be lodged with concular offices, such as applications for Italian tax file numbers, variations to AIRE (Change of addness) and booking appointments.
Our diplomatic-consular offices have the tasks of ensuring that Italian interests outside the national boundaries are protected and offer multiple services which are furnished according to guidelines of art.97 of the Italian constitution which forsee impartiality, efficiency and transparency.
The consular network in Australia is comprised of the embassy in Canberra, two Consulates General in Melbourne and Sydney and three Consulates in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth with staff from Italy. Each Consulate has a network of honorary consulates, which have many limited powers, Generally connected with the registration of births, marriages, deaths and the issue of passports.