Italy Visa applications in the US are processed in Italy Embassy in Washington DC, Italy Consulate General in Detroit, Italy Consulate General in Boston, Consulate General in New York, Consulate General in Houston, Italy Consulate General in Miami, Italy Consulate General in Philadelphia, and Italy Consulate General in San Francisco.
Italy at a glance
If someone rates the top five most romantic destinations in the world, Italy will surely find a place on his list.
This European country has everything, whether you are craving for fashion, nature, infrastructure, culture, and art. Italy is an amalgamation of the state-of-the-art technology and soul of the classical world.
With a diverse culture, awe-inspiring and breathtaking landscape and world’s best cuisine, Italy remains top pick of the tourists across the globe.
Italy is also the successor to one of the world’s mightiest Roman Empire.
The peninsula is also part of the Schengen Area.
Italy Schengen Visa Process at Italy Consulate General in New York
The jurisdiction of Italy Consulate General in New York is as follow:
New York, Connecticut
New Jersey counties:
Conditions for US diplomatic passport holders
Unlike permanent residents of the United States, the official and diplomatic passport holders have to acquire an Italian Schengen Visa for entry into the country.
U.S. Permanent Residence Card or US visa holders (except for B1/B2)
If the applicant is in ownership of US Green Card or he belongs to the list of Visa nationalities, then he will apply for Italian Schengen at Italy Consulate General in New York.
Types of Visas offered at Italy Consulate General in New York
Short-stay Visa is also known as Italy Schengen Visa. It allows you to stay for up to 90 days in Italy.
Long-stay Visa is also known as Italy National Visa. You will apply for the Italian National Visa if you want to stay in Italy for a period exceeding the three-month threshold.
Italy Schengen Visa is further divided into the following types:
Visa Application Process at Italy Consulate General in New York
Below is your step-by-step visa guide at Italy Consulate General in New York:
Step One: Find out eligibility
If the itinerant wants to apply at Italy Consulate General in New York for the Italian Schengen Visa, he must meet the following conditions:
A permanent resident of the United States or a non-US citizen.
His state or area must fall under the jurisdiction of Consulate General of Italy in New York.
He must not be in possession of B1 or B2 Visa.
Not hold a B1/B2 visa. The holders of B1 and B2 visas will only apply for an Airport Transit visa and that too from their home country.
Go to the official website of Italy Consulate General in New York to solve this query.
Step Two: Make Online Appointment
Now the itinerant will book an appointment by using online means. It is worth here to mention that the itinerant can book an appointment for the coming ten weeks. Any date exceeding the aforesaid period will not be available on the panel.
As you can see in the picture, you’ve to first create a personal account by filling the form on the right of this appointment page. You must ensure that spellings of your first and last name must match to the spellings written on the passport.
As soon as you will fill the form, the server will forward an email to the applicant with instructions on how to activate his/her account.
After activating your account, use username and password to log in and book your visit to the Italy Consulate General in New York.
If for any reason whatsoever, you no longer require the appointment date, it is strongly recommended to cancel it so that the other applications can use it accordingly.
If you cannot find a suitable appointment date we recommend to check the online booking system daily after 6 pm when canceled appointments become available.
Step 3: Prepare documents
Now comes the third and most crucial phase of preparing mandatory and supporting documents for your visa application.
An Italian Schengen Visa Application fully signed and filled.
A passport size photograph in accord with the international standards.
Travel document: Your travel document [passport] should have validity after three months of your intended return from Italy. It must not be issued for a period exceeding the 10-year threshold.
The passport must have at least 2 empty pages.
For non-US citizens: Alien Registration Card or a valid US INS visa and a letter from US government letters i.e. Advanced Parole, IAP66, I20 and copies, I797 (any visa or permit with the exception of B1-B2) with a validity of at least three months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen Area.
Also, if the applicant is a non-US resident will attach a proof of residence in the USA in his/her visa application. The proof can be State ID, State Driving License, previous three months utility bills, State Income Tax details or a copy of the lease.
Flight Reservation for Visa: You’re required to attach a flight reservation with your Italian Schengen Visa Application; the absence of which means that your visa application can be rejected.
Hotel Bookings for Visa: The applicant is required to submit evidence of available lodging in Italy. It can be in the form of hotel bookings for visa application, the offer of hospitality or tourist vouchers.
Travel Health Insurance: The travel health insurance must provide coverage in the whole Schengen Area and it must state that you will be covered for any medical expenses, hospitalization and repatriation for at least 30,000 euro during your stay in Europe.
If you’ve availed insurance from a US company, it will be only accepted by the staffers of the Italy Consulate General in New York if it provides overseas coverage.
Means of subsistence: According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, the applicant is bound to attest to the Italian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses minimum daily cash equivalent depending on his/her number of stays. The criteria are as follow:
For stays up to 5 days
The overall amount is 269.60€ /person and 212.81 /two and more persons.
For stays 6-10 days
The daily amount is 44.93€ /person and 26.33€ /two and more persons.
For stays 11-20 days
The overall amount is 51.64€/person and 25.82€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 36.67€/person and 22.21€/ two and more persons.
For stays over 20 days
The overall amount is 206.58€/person and 118.79€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 27.89€/person and 17,04/ two and more persons.
Documentation of socio-professional standing
Employed itinerants: If you are employed, then you will submit a letter of references from your company or employer. The letter of reference must contain the starting date of the employment, job position, vacation period, annual salary and stubs of previously withdrawn salary.
If self-employed: If you’re self-employed and running a business, then you will submit bank statement of last three months, photocopies of business income tax and incorporation certificates.
If retired: Submit a copy of pension being withdrawn.
If a student: An enrollment of the school, college or university stating that you are fully enrolled in one of their programmes.
If unemployed: Dependent spouses or parents should provide spouse’s/child’s employment information i.e. employment letter, pay stubs and joint income tax return or, in case you do not have a joint income tax, please provide original (plus one copy) of marriage/birth certificates. If the certificates are issued by a foreign authority other than the U.S., they will need to be legalized by the Italian Consular Office of the issuing Country.
Visa officers enjoy the jurisdiction to demand additional documentation, if need be, in addition to what is submitted. Moreover, the submission of a complete visa application does not ensure issuance of Italy Visa.
Besides original documents, you will also submit copies of all the documents.
Official business invitation from Italy
For study (less than 90 days):
Enrollment Letter from Italian school.
For study (more than 90 days):
Enrollment letter from the Italian school
Step 4: Interview at Italy Consulate General in New York
The itinerant will appear for an interview at Consulate General of Italy, New York at the given time.
Address of Italy Consulate General New York.
690 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 737-9100