If you find yourself in a difficult situation while abroad, the relevant consular office may, at your request, intervene on your behalf.
Possible interventions include:
- assistenza ai detenuti (assistance to prisoners)
- assistenza economica (economic assistance)
- assistenza indiretta attraverso Enti ed Associazioni Assistenziali (assistance through welfare agencies and associations)
- assistenza legale (legal assistance)
- assistenza in caso di furto o smarrimento di documenti (assistance in case of theft or loss of documents)
- assistenza nella ricerca di connazionali (assistance in the search for compatriots)
- assistenza sanitaria (healthcare)
In addition, in accordance with current regulations, the consular office may also provide assistance – for specific interventions – to citizens of the European Union.