Sections and Offices

Consular Affairs

Consular Affairs Milan is responsible for the welfare and protection of U.S. citizens abroad, for the issuance of passports and other documentation to citizens and nationals, and for the protection of U.S. border security and the facilitation of legitimate travel to the United States.

These far-reaching consular activities have broad foreign policy and domestic political implications and involve serious legal, humanitarian and management concerns.

Consular Affairs Milan, supported by consular agencies in Genoa and Venice, provides a wide range of consular services for the general public within the Milan consular district (Liguria, Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, as well as the provinces of Parma and Piacenza in the region of Emilia-Romagna).

Contact Us

Charles Hamilton
Consul for Consular Affairs
Tel. (+39) 02.29035.1
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Political and Economic Section

The Political/Economic Section at the U.S. Consulate Milan is responsible for reporting on economic and political issues in northern Italy.

Much of the work in the Political/Economic section focuses on economic and business issues since northern Italy is the center of most Italian and American business activity. Northern Italy is also host to most of the foreign investment in Italy, including most U.S. investment.

In addition to following general economic developments in northern Italy, the Political/Economic section is responsible for liaising with U.S. military installations in northern Italy, in Vicenza and Aviano. The Section also maintains contact with influential northern Italian Ministers and politicians and reports on political trends from a northern viewpoint.

The Political/Economic section provides support to frequent high-level visits to the region, including those of the Ambassador, U.S. Senators, congressmen and Cabinet Secretaries.

Contact Us

Political/Economic Section
U.S. Consulate General Milan
Via Principe Amedeo 2/10
20121 Milan (Italy)
Tel. (+39) 02.29035.1

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Section for Press and Culture

The Milan Section for Press and Culture handles media and cultural relations for the U.S. Consulate General in Milan. Our overall goal is to strengthen and develop U.S.-Italian relations in Northern Italy by:

  • Conveying U.S. government policy directly to Italian audiences.
  • Representing American society in all its complexity so Italians can gain a better understanding of our culture and values.
  • Using targeted outreach tools to improve relations and increase mutual understanding between our two nations.

The Milan Section for Press and Culture works in conjunction with the US Embassy in Rome in three main areas:

  • Media Affairs: Holds press conferences, briefings and interviews, organizes discussions between American specialists with their Italian counterparts, provides texts, transcripts and explanatory articles that describe and explain United States policies.
  • Online Media:  Maintains the Consulate’s on-line presence, including overseeing our official website and social media sites (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.).
  • Programming: Develops and manages an array of public events including conferences, seminars, and round-tables.
  • Cultural Affairs: Administers United States government cultural and educational exchange programs between various segments of Italian and American society.

The U.S. Embassy in Rome has an Information Resource Center (IRC) that provides research and reference documentation on virtually all aspects of United States policy, foreign relations, Italian-U.S. relations, domestic American politics, the economy, environment and trade. Visit the Rome IRC’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or send a query directly to

Note: The Section for Press and Culture does not provide information on visas or other consular services. Please consult the Visa Services webpage for all questions about visas and on regulations for traveling to the U.S.

Contact Us

Kim Natoli
Consul for Press and Culture
Section for Press and Culture
U.S. Consulate General Milan
Via Principe Amedeo 2/10
20121 Milan (Italy)
tel: (+39) 02-2903.5400
fax: (+39) 02-2900.1165