Visa Office Hours:
Thursday: Closed to the Public
STARTING February 15th long term Student visas (D national Student Visas) will have a fee of 50 Euro
THE VISA OFFICE OPERATES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please be advised that you can schedule your appointment starting three months before your trip.
If you no longer need your scheduled appointment please cancel it online in order to allow other applicants to get a spot
In order to take an appointment with this visa office, we urge all our applicants, who could not find any availability, to repeatedly revisit our online appointment system since cancellations are quite regular. Please, be aware that the best time to check for appointment availability is after 6pm on.
Forms and Instructions:
Visa Form if staying up to 90 days in Italy and Schengen countries.
Visa Form if staying more then 90 days in Italy.
Before downloading the Visa Form, read the instructions below CAREFULLY
This Consulate General can process visa applications only for the legal residents in its district: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas and the islands of Saba, St. Maarten and St. Eustatius.
Fingerprints are required of persons applying for a Schengen visa (up to 90 days). Applicants need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement.
Personal appearance and proof of legal status in our jurisdiction is required.
The complete paperwork has to be submitted in person at the moment of your application, nothing can be left pending. It is not allowed to send in advance paperwork by mail or fax; such documents will be disregarded and the Consulate will not be liable for their loss.
The approximate time for issuing a visa may vary. We recommend applying well in advance of your departure date (at lease 15 days) and not exceeding 90 days earlier.
In case of real urgency, please do not try to contact us, but rather come directly to the Consulate.
All foreign documents MUST be translated into Italian or English and the translations legalized by the competent Consulate.
We would like to remind all visa applicants that each file must be presented in exact duplicate (original of each document with their photocopies)
You must present the original passport or travel document (+ ONE COPY of the identity pages).
Your passport must have been issued less than 10 years ago, be valid for at least three months after your return to the US and have at least 2 blank visas pages left.
If you want your passport returned by mail insted of picking it up personally, you must enclose a self-addressed and stamped return USPS Express Mail envelope showing yourself as both shipper and recipient. We do not accept Fedex, UPS, DHL or any private carriers for the return envelope.
Keep copy of the return envelope or tracking number since the Consulate does not keep records of return shippings. The Consulate declines any responsibility for damages o losses of documents and/or money returned by mail.
All return envelopes will be dropped in the mail boxes located in our building. We are not responsible for any shipping problem or issue that may arise, including, but not only, postage, address, pickup, delivery etc.
We will not call any mail carrier for pick up and/or assist in shipping issues.
If you have any concern on our shipping policy, we suggest to pick up the passport in person
When changes of names have occurred, legal proof of these changes must be provided, in notarized copies (i.e. marriage or divorce certificates, etc.)
When the applicant is a minor, please submit the following certification:
- Authorization to travel signed by both parents, the signatures MUST be notarized by a notary public;
- Birth certificate, notarized copies;
- Notarized copies of both parents picture I.D.
When you receive your visa please check it for any mistakes (passport number, date of birth, validity) and, if necessary, return it to the Consulate for corrections.
We will not correct a mistake on the visa, which was not brought to our attention immediately after receiving it. In some cases correcting an error can take up to 2 weeks.
Please, note that visas cannot be changed or extended. If your travel plans changed after the visa issuance, you have to reapply for a new one.
The Consular Fees for a short term visa ( up to 90 days) are 60 €
For a long term Visa ( over 90 days) are 116 €
The USD amounts change every
quarter; you can find the updated amounts to the following link
Official information and requirements in Italian and English are available at the following link:
Visas not listed in the link above!
Mission Visas for spouse or children of US Military personnel
1. application form;
2. cover letter by any branch (in the Continental U.S.) of the Department of Defense indicating nature of trip, port of entry in Italy, date of entry and intended duration of stay;
3. two passport size photograph;
4. your original passport, valid for at least 3 months after your travel dates;
5. your Green Card (if you are not a U.S. citizen);
6. your Certificate of Domicile and/or Driver's License and/or State I.D. (originals or photocopies);
7. Military I.D.;
8. copy or marriage certificate (if the applicant is the spouse) or copy of the birth certificate (if the applicant is the child);
9. copy of military orders;
10. When the applicant is a minor, please present the following certification:
- Authorization to travel signed by both parents, the signatures MUST be notarized by a notary public; - Birth certificate, notarized copies; - Notarized copies of both parents' picture I.D.
Transit visas and Airport transit visas:
Contact the Visa office via email for requirements.