Important Notice – English

** December 15, 2023 **

Reduced Consular Services in Rome Due to Major Construction

The Rome Consular Section will undergo a major construction project over the next several months.  During the project the Consular Section will continue to offer in-person visa appointments but at reduced numbers, which may result in longer wait times to secure an appointment.  There will be no change in visa operations at the U.S. consulates in Milan, Naples, and Florence.  Visa applicants may wish to travel to one of the consulates for an earlier visa appointment than may be available in Rome.

Even if you reside in Rome or select Rome as the visa processing location on your DS-160 visa application, you can change it to Milan, Naples, or Florence.  To get started, visit the Mission Italy scheduling website, pay the visa application fee, and select a location.  From your account on that website, you may request an expedited appointment at any location.  Frequently asked questions about visa appointments are here.

There will be no change to visa applications processed through the Interview Waiver program, and there will be no change in processing times for delivery of issued visas.  Applicants will continue to receive their passports with issued visas through DHL within one week of issuance.

There will be no change to diplomatic, official and NATO visa processing.  Please visit our website for information on diplomatic visa processing.

Thank you for your patience!

The following applicants may not need to attend an interview:
– Students, professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, or specialists (F, M, and academic J visa applicants)
– Temporary workers who have an individual petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (H, O, P, and Q visa applicants)
– Tourists (B1/B2 applicants)
– Crewmembers (C1/D applicants)

For more information, visit, register, and pay the visa processing fee. You will be automatically directed to a questionnaire to determine whether you qualify for a waiver of your visa interview.

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