Sections and Offices

Consular Section

The Consular Section offers a full range of passport and emergency services to U.S. citizens.  In addition, this section processes non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications.  For further information on how to apply for a U.S. visa please visit our Visa Services webpage.

For information on services available to U.S. citizens, such as notarial or passport services, please visit our U.S. Citizen Services webpage.

If you reside in Italy and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), please contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Italy. For more information on FPU services and contact information, please visit the FBU webpage.

If you are an U.S. citizen with an after-hours emergency and are within the Naples’ consular district or calling about someone who is in the Naples consular district, please call the switchboard at 081-583-8111 (from within Italy) or 011-39-081-583-8111 (from the United States)

Albert Cea
Consul
Consular Section
U.S. Consulate General Naples
Piazza della Repubblica
80122 Naples (Italy)
uscitizensnaples@state.gov – U.S. Citizen Services
NIVNaples@state.gov – Non-Immigrant Visas
IVNaples@state.gov – Immigrant Visas

Political-Economic Section

The Political-Economic Section at Consulate Naples is responsible for following economic, political, commercial and scientific/environmental developments in southern Italy, in particular tracking issues such as protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), economic development of the South, law enforcement, and port security. The Section also assists in the promotion of American business and trade in Southern Italy.

In addition, the Section provides official information about U.S. government decisions and policies to the regional and local authorities throughout the Consular district.

Patrick Horne
Political/Economic Section
U.S. Consulate General Naples
Piazza della Repubblica
80122 Naples (Italy)
tel: (+39) 081-583-8111

Public Affairs Section

The PA section handles press and cultural relations for the U.S. Consulate General in Naples, and also liaises with the Italian academic community in the Naples Consulate district.

The Public Affairs office in Naples hosts a Fulbright Commission Advising Service.

Public Affairs works to strengthen and develop U.S.-Italian relations through:

  • enunciating and explaining U.S. policies
  • presenting American society in all its complexity so that others can gain a better comprehension of the United States.
  • creating, promoting and administering educational and cultural exchange programs that increase understanding between the peoples of Italy and the United States.

To support these goals, the Public Affairs Section works in the areas of:

  • the media, including press conferences, briefings and interviews, organization of dialogues for representative Americans with their Italian counterparts, providing texts, transcripts and explanatory articles stating and explaining United States policies.
  • New media outreach, including reports and documents released by the Presidential Administration, the Congress, and government or independent agencies on various subjects, providing information on a wide range of topics and issues and informing on all the activities and initiatives of the Consulate. The Public Affairs Section in Naples also operates with the Information Resource Center (IRC) of the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, which provides research and reference documentation on United States foreign and domestic policy, foreign relations, Italian-U.S. relations, domestic American politics, the economy, environment and trade, among other subjects.
  • cultural and educational activities, including developing and managing an array of exchange programs between various segments of Italian and American society, and administering United States government involvement in U.S.-Italian cultural and educational activities, including those in collaboration with the Fulbright Commission. Note: for information on studying, researching and teaching opportunities in the U.S., the Fulbright Commission Educational Advising office, hosted by the Naples Consulate, can be contacted at: fulbrightnaples@fulbright.it.

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. If you reside in Italy and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), please contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in Italy. For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage.
For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World.

Karen Schinnerer
Public Affairs Officer
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Consulate General Naples
Piazza della Repubblica
80122 Naples (Italy)
tel: (+39) 081-5838-111
fax: (+39) 081-664-207
email: NaplesPA@State.gov