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Family of US Military personnel

Family of us military personnel visa requirements for military personnel stationed in us or NATO bases in Italy. The application must be submitted by the U.S. Military installation where applicant is based.

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:

  1. Long term Visa Appliction form duly filled in and signed at the Consulate (applications from minors should be signed by both parents or legal guardian); you must appear in person;
  2. Recent passport-style photo (3,5 cm x 4,5 cm or 1”3/8 x 1”3/4, full front and white background);
  3. Passport (and copy of relevant pages) 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; if you are a U.S. citizen, you must have a valid “Official” or “No Fee” passport in order to apply; for further details please contact your Command/Base or the Passport Office at the Pentagon; if you are a foreign national applying with your national passport you must also submit a copy of your green card.
  4. Copy of military orders;
  5. Original Command/Pentagon sponsorship letter;
  6. Original letter on Department letterhead (i.e.: Department of the Air Force, Department of Navy, etc) indicating:
    – the names of the family members to be transferred to Italy;
    – their relationship with the military/civilian assigned to the base;
    – the Base to which they will be transferred;
    – the expected length of stay in Italy;
    – expected date and border of entry into Italy;
  7. Visa fees for US official and “no fee” passport holders are waived.


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.

Note that incomplete documentation will not be accepted.


Foreigners must report to the Questura of the city they are visiting, to obtain a ‘Permesso di Soggiorno’ (Permit of stay), within eight days from entry into Italy. The ‘Permit of stay’ must be presented together with the passport, upon any request of the Italian Authorities. It must be surrendered to the Italian Authorities at the time the foreigner departs from Italy.