The U.S. Consulate General in Naples is Italy’s sole immigrant, fiancé(e), and diversity visa-issuing post in Italy. We are also responsible for processing immigrant, fiancé(e), and diversity visa applications for residents of Italy, Iran, and Malta. These services are provided by appointment only, and only after applicants are documentarily ready for processing. Please note that the immigrant visa process involves two steps: filing a petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service office in Rome, Italy or in the United States, and after that petition is approved, through an interview at the U.S. Consulate in Naples.
- Family-Based Immigration
- Fiancé(e) Visa
- Employment-Based Immigration
- Diversity Visa
- Returning Resident Visa
Your primary sources of immigration information are:
- From the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) web site (for information on the legal requirements for immigration, and on how to petition a relative to receive an immigrant visa), and the USCIS Rome office’s Web page at USCIS Rome District Office
- From the Department of State Immigrant Visa Web page Immigrant Visa Information For You which provides general information about immigrant, fiancé(e), and diversity visas
- For information about the Diversity Visas program, follow this link to Diversity Visas.
Where to begin the process of filing a relative’s or worker’s Immigrant visa?
American citizens and residents living in the United States, and employers based in the United States who wish to file an immigrant or fiancé(e) visa petitions for residents of Italy should contact their nearest U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in the United States. They must file through USCIS in the U.S.
American citizens resident in Italy who wish to file an immigrant visa petition for residents of Italy should contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service office in Rome through their web page at USCIS Rome District Office or by phone at (39) 064674-2190, Fax (39) 064674-2920.
Filing Immigrant and Fiancé(e) Visa Petitions for Residents of Malta
American citizens resident in the United States, legal permanent residents and employers based in the United States who wish to file immigrant or fiancé(e) visa petitions for residents of Malta should contact their nearest Department of Homeland Security-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in the United States.
The U.S. Embassy Malta Consular Section does not process Immigrant Visas. American citizens resident in Malta who wish to file immigrant visa petitions for residents of Malta should submitted their petition to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ lock-box in Chicago Illinois. Immigrant visa interviews for residents of Malta are conducted by appointment at Consulate General Naples – Immigrant Visa Section.
The U.S. Embassy Malta’s Visa Section inquiry line is +356 2561 4198. This service is available Monday and Wednesday between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., except on U.S. and Maltese holidays.
Petitioning for Immigration
A foreign citizen seeking to immigrate generally must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s), or prospective U.S. employer, and have an approved petition before applying for an immigrant visa at the U.S. Consulate Naples.