Italy Visa applications are processed in Italy Embassy in Washington DC, Consulate-Generals in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Francisco.
Italy at a glance
Italy was once home to the mighty Roman Empire. Situated along the Mediterranean coastline, Italy covers an area of 301,338 kilometers square and is inhabited by 61 million people.
In 2016, Italy was the third most visited the country as 1.8 million itinerants filed visa applications. With 6 percent rejection rate, Italy tops the list of highest visa rejection rate in Europe.
The country is also a member of the Schengen Area.
For centuries, Italy has been the European leader in science, art, and education. Its city Venice is called cities of the canal.
Jurisdiction of Italy Embassy in Washington DC
Italy Embassy in Washington DC covers the following states:
District of Columbia, Maryland (Only Montgomery and Prince George’s counties), Virginia (Only Arlington and Fairfax Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax). All other counties in Maryland and in Virginia fall under the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia.
US Green card and Italian Visa
Poignantly yes. Only those applicants who enjoy the luxury of permanent citizenship of the United States do not need to apply for or acquire Italian Schengen Visa. All other candidates will apply for Italian Schengen Visa at Italy Embassy in Washington DC.
But if the permanent US citizen wants to stay for a period exceeding 90 days, then he is bound to secure a visa to enter into the Italian territory.
Visa Application process at Italy Embassy in Washington DC
You can acquire Italy visa by following these steps:
Step 1: Do You Need Visa?
In the beginning, visit the website of the Italy Embassy in Washington DC. Below you will see a bold ‘Step 1’ which is followed by ‘Do You Need Visa’. Click it on to proceed further.
Step 2: Fill the Questionnaire
The server will direct you to the next page where you will fill the questionnaire to find out whether you need a visa.
You will answer these following questions:
- Your Nationality?
- Your country of residence?
- Length of Your Stay?
- Reasons for Your Stay?
Step 3: Make an Appointment
Now that you’ve figured out about the documents required, your next step is to secure an appointment with the staffers of the Italy Embassy in Washington DC.
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Step 4 Prepare Documents
After securing the appointment, you will accumulate all the mandatory documents for your Italian Visa application.
Travel document: This includes your passport.
The passport must not be older than ten years and it must contain two empty pages for the issuance of visa.
Flight Reservation: Secure either a verifiable roundtrip flight reservation or a one-way flight reservation for your visa application.
If you’re applying for Italian Schengen Visa, then you will place an order for roundtrip flight reservation as it illustrates dates of your arrival and departure dates along with proposed routes and unique reservation codes.
With dates written on your flight reservation, a visa officer can match dates against whom you are applying for a visa.
Travel Health Insurance: Health insurance with a minimum coverage of € 30,000 or $50, 000 for emergency hospital expenses and repatriation costs, valid throughout the Schengen area.
Hotel Bookings for visa application: This document states that the itinerant has made arrangements pertaining to accommodation in Italy.
Cover Letter: This document explains key points to the staffers that why the itinerant wants to secure an Italian Schengen Visa or Italian Residence Permit. Alternatively, it can be termed as the crux of the argument.
You must refrain yourself from adding any extra detail in the cover letter.
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.
Other key documents are as follow:
Completed Schengen visa form
Letter from college (for students)
Company registration (if self-employed)
Letter of employment (if employed)
Permanent Residence Permit card
You need to submit a photocopy as well as an original of all the documents to the visa consulate.
Proof of socio-professional status (if you are working)
A confirmation letter illustrating your salary, date of hiring, job position, and date of leaves.
Salary slips of the previous three months
That is it. Once you have accumulated all the documents, you can apply at the Schengen consulate of your main destination.
Step 5: Interview at Italy Embassy in Washington DC
Now that you’ve completed all the aforesaid steps, appear for an interview at Italy Embassy in Washington DC.
Address of Italy Embassy in Washington DC
3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Phone: +1 202-612-4400