Immigrant Visas

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.

Application Information

Your primary sources of immigration information are:

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 Iran

American citizens, legal permanent residents and employers based in the United States who wish to file immigrant or fiancé(e) visa petitions for residents of Iran should contact their nearest Department of Homeland Security-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in the United States.

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.

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.