Established in 1796, Consulate General Naples is one of the U.S.’s oldest Foreign Service posts. The district includes the regions of Campania, Basilicata, Molise, Puglia, Calabria, and Sicily. The Consulate General in Naples engages in a full range of U.S. government activities and services within the consular district. The Consulate employs officers and locally employed staff from the U.S. Department of State and the Social Security Administration. The Consulate General also oversees a Consular Agency in Palermo.
The Consular section offers a full range of passport and emergency services to U.S. citizens. It also processes non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications. Consulate General Naples is the only immigrant visa processing post in Italy and one of the few worldwide that processes immigrant visas for Iranian nationals.
The Federal Benefits Unit administers federal benefits programs from the U.S. Social Security Administration and other, selected U.S. agencies.
The Public Affairs section is responsible for regional media relations, cultural affairs, and liaising with the Italian and American academic communities. There is also a Fulbright Commission Advising service hosted at the Consulate General.
The Political/Economic/Commercial section is responsible for following political, economic and commercial issues in southern Italy, and for assisting in the promotion of American business and trade.