ALL APPOINTMENTS MUST BE SCHEDULED AT LEAST 15 DAYS FROM THE EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE.
All documents must be presented both in original and in copy (included photocopy of passport and relevant pages, green card, driving license, I-20, Advanced Parole, etc.)
Applicants should provide:
- Visa Application form duly filled in and signed at the Consulate. For short stay visa up to 90 days please download and fill in Schengen Visa application form. For long stay visa beyond 90 days please download and fill in Long term application form. You must appear in person;
- Recent passport-style photo (3,5 cm x 4,5 cm or 1”3/8 x 1”3/4, full front and white background);
- Passport or travel document valid three months over the applicant’s planned stay in Italy. The passport will be kept and returned with the visa, if approved;
– for non US citizens: Alien Registration Card or a valid US INS visa and letter from US government letters i.e. Advanced Parole, IAP66, I20 and copies (any visa except B1-B2);
– moreover for non-US citizens proof of residence such as State Driver’s license, State ID, State Income tax or last three months utility bills.
In order to process this type of visa your employer needs to request a “nulla osta” (entry clearance), at the “Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione” (Unified Immigration Desk) in Italy. The “Sportello Unico” will provide for the Nulla Osta (entry clearance) and the “contratto di soggiorno per lavoro” (job contract) to be sent to the Diplomatic Representation.
This consular administration has full authority to evaluate and request additional documentation, if deemed necessary, in addition to what is submitted. Furthermore, the applicant is hereby informed that submitting all required documentation does NOT guarantee the issuance of any particular visa.