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).

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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.

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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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Public Diplomacy Section

The Public Diplomacy Section 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 Public Diplomacy Section 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.

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Public Diplomacy Section
U.S. Consulate General Milan
Via Principe Amedeo 2/10
20121 Milan (Italy)

U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service, within the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, helps American companies to find qualified, local partners, to overcome trade barriers, and to gain exposure in the Italian market with the overarching goal of increasing U.S. exports abroad. U.S. Commercial Service trade specialists in 107 U.S. cities and in more than 80 countries work with your company to help you get started in exporting or increasing your sales to new global market.

The U.S. Commercial Service promotes the exports of U.S. goods and services by providing a range of services to American firms interested in doing business in Italy, as well as to Italian firms interested in importing from the United States.  It also promotes Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the U.S. through a series of promotional activities within the SelectUSA program.

In addition, the U.S. Commercial Service also provides information and contacts through our SelectUSA initiative to Italian investors interested in the U.S. market. Please visit for more information, or email Commercial Specialist Andrea Rosa at

In Italy, the U.S. Commercial Service has two offices, one in Milan and one in Rome. Commercial Service Specialists throughout our two posts can provide day-to-day business counselling to American exporters as well as customized market research and match making services, most notably through the Gold Key Service, the International Partner Search, the International Company Profile and the Single Company Promotion.

Commercial Specialists have country-wide responsibilities for industry sectors. CS in Milan covers the following:

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Construction
  • Fashion, Textiles and Apparel
  • Furniture
  • ICT/Digital
  • Pet Products & Veterinary Eq. & Supplies
  • Travel & Tourism

Please visit the U.S. Commercial Service in Italy’s website at to connect with your premier U.S. Government business partner in Italy.

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U.S. Consulate General Milan
Via Principe Amedeo 2
20121 Milan (Italy)