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Visas

 

Visas

 

 

PRIVACY POLICY: please click here for information regarding protection of individuals with reference to the processing of personal data. 

PRIVACY POLICY ACKNOLEDGMENT: By submitting documentation to this Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, you confirm that you have read and understood the information in the privacy document (click on above link PRIVACY POLICY) pertaining to the handling of personal data that you submit to this office per EU regulations (RGPD).

bullet pointDO I NEED A VISA? Click here to find out if you need a visa
, then return to this page and scroll down for detailed visa instructions.

 

bullet pointIf you need a visa, CLICK HERE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. - Please arrive no sooner than 25 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPOINTMENTS

The Consulate General of Italy wishes to remind all users that the booking system “PrenotaOnline” is entirely FREE OF CHARGE. Users will never be asked to pay any fee in order to book an appointment at the Consulate General.

We would recommend all users to refrain from accepting any offer made by websites, agencies or other individuals claiming to be able to book an early appointment on your behalf, provided that you pay a fee.
The Consulate General wishes to stress that there is no connection at all between the Consulate itself and such websites, agencies or individuals and reserves its right to take action where appropriate. 


PLEASE NOTE: Visa applicants who have difficulty finding an available appointment slot prior to their scheduled departure date must continue checking the Prenota Online website (even multiple times a day) for appointments that become newly available following cancellations.

ONLY IF YOUR DEPARTURE DATE IS IN LESS THAN TWENTY DAYS:

(1) Book an appointment under the 'Emergency' category;

(2) If no 'Emergency' appointment is available, send an email to visti.sanfrancisco@esteri.it. In the subject line write APPOINTMENT REQUEST FOR FLIGHT LEAVING IN LESS THAN 20 DAYS and include in your email:

1) The full first and last name as it appears on each applicant’s passport
2) The nationality of the passport that will be used for the visa
3) The departure date within the next 20 days (tickets must already be purchased)
4) The email address(es) associated with each Prenota Online username

Those whose departures are within the next 20 days will be added to a wait list for an appointment and will be ordered based on their date of departure. We will try to accommodate all requests, however WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT ALL APPLICANTS ON THE WAIT LIST WILL RECEIVE AN APPOINTMENT PRIOR TO THEIR DEPARTURE. As such we strongly encourage all applicants to continue checking the online reservation system even if they have sent an email.

If after being placed on the wait list you find an available appointment, please notify us by email so that we may remove you from the wait list.

puntina rossashadowVISA FEES - VALID FROM JULY 1ST, 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2018 - for fees valid from April 1st - June 30th please scroll down
               

Schengen visa / Short stay visa (up to 90 days): $71.70

Schengen visa / Short stay visas (up to 90 days) for minors between 6 and 12 years old: $41.80

Schengen visa / Short stay visas (up to 90 days) for minors UNDER 6 years old: NO FEE

Schengen visa / Short stay visas (up to 90 days) for citizens of Ukraine, Russia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Republic of Moldova: $41.80

National visa / Long stay visa (more than 90 days): $138.50

National student visa (more than 90 days): $59.70

THE VISA FEE MUST BE PAID IN EXACT AMOUNT BY CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, MADE OUT TO THE "CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY".


VISA FEES - VALID FROM APRIL 1ST, 2018 TO JUNE 30TH, 2018

Schengen visa / Short stay visa (up to 90 days): $73.80

Schengen visa / Short stay visas (up to 90 days) for minors between 6 and 12 years old: $43.10

Schengen visa / Short stay visas (up to 90 days) for minors UNDER 6 years old: NO FEE

Schengen visa / Short stay visas (up to 90 days) for citizens of Ukraine, Russia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Republic of Moldova: $43.10

National visa / Long stay visa (more than 90 days): $142.60

National student visa (more than 90 days): $61.50

THE VISA FEE MUST BE PAID IN EXACT AMOUNT BY CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER, MADE OUT TO THE "CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY".

  

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL VISA APPLICANTS

VISAS WILL BE ISSUED IN ABOUT 7-15 DAYS.

For information not specifically listed in the pages indicated below, please contact the visa office at the following e-mail address:
visti.sanfrancisco@esteri.it 

Passports must be valid at least 3-6 months beyond the date of your return to the United States. Passports must contain at least two blank pages for the visa sticker. Passports must have been issued within the previous 10 years.

Foreigners who visit Italy for business, tourism, or study for up to 90 days must fill out a“dichiarazione di presenza” (declaration of presence). This document will be given to foreigners when they arrive in Italy.

All visitors who stay for more than 90 days must apply for a “permesso di soggiorno” (residency permit) from the local Questura (police department) within 8 days of their arrival in Italy.

Passports and visas will be returned exclusively by mail. The applicant must bring a self addressed, prepaid or stamped envelope. The Visa Office will accept only USPS Express Mail prepaid envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS). The Visa Office is not responsible for lost or stolen passports in transit.

 

VISA OFFICE HOURS - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tuesdays (extended hours): 9:00am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 4:30pm

You can book an appointment at your convenience, but your appointment date must be within 90 days of your departure date.

MAILING AND STREET ADDRESS:

2590 Webster Street San Francisco, CA 94115

 

 

 

puntina rossashadowInstructions for Visas

Schengen Tourist/Transit (including business and academic conferences)

Schengen Business

Study

Subordinate Work

Religious Activity

Dependents of U.S. Military Serving Abroad (Mission)

Civilian Employees Assigned to U.S. / NATO Bases (Mission)

Family of non-EU citizens resident in Italy

Elective Residency

Independent Work

Research

 

puntina rossashadowForms

Schengen (Short stay) Visa Application Form (up to 90 days)

National (Long stay) Visa Application Form (more than 90 days)

Declaration for Mailing Passports (required for ALL visa applications)

Declaration of Hospitality (Original required. No photocopies, faxes, or scanned versions accepted.)

Affidavit of Financial Support (to be filled out by anyone who is financially supporting a traveller)

Parental Consent for a Minor Traveling Abroad

Invitation Letter for Business Visas

 

 

General Information for Schengen Visas

The Schengen Member States are:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Citizens of the following nations do NOT need visas to visit the Schengen Area for tourism, study, official, or business stays of 90 days or less every six months:

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St. Kittis-Nevis, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venzuela.

Taiwanese citizens receive the same privileges ONLY if their passports include their Identity Card reference number.

Citizens of the following nations do NOT need visas when visiting the Schengen Area for a stay of up to 90 days every six months ONLY if they are travelling with a biometric passport:

Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia.

Citizens of other countries must have a visa to enter the Schengen Area, even if they are legal residents of the United States of America.

To determine whether Italy is the correct nation to receive your application, count up the days you will be spending in Italy and in other Schengen Area countries. If:

Italy is your only Schengen Area destination, OR You are visiting different countries in the Schengen Area, but Italy is the country in the Schengen Area where you will be spending most of the time (number of days), OR You are visiting different countries in the Schengen area, but you are spending an equal number of days in each country, and Italy is your first port of entry in the Schengen area, then you may apply for a Schengen visa through this Consulate.

 


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