Overview of Application Procedures

There are three stages involved in the processing of E visas in Italy: submission of documents; review of those documents; and the interview with final adjudication.

After completing the online application and registering with the online system at https://usvisa-info.com, all applicants must submit specific documents for an E-1 visa or E-2 visa.  These documents should be submitted electronically only in PDF or zipped format to RomeEvisas@state.gov.  E visas are processed only in Rome.

Upon receipt, the application is reviewed for completeness by a member of the E Visa Unit.  If the application is incomplete, the case will be returned to the applicant or legal representative for re-submission.

Once we have deemed that the documents are complete, the case is placed in a queue based on the date of receipt.  This date of receipt is the date the case was found to be documentarily complete.

Requests by applicants to have their case moved up in the queue will not be accepted.  Please plan in advance when considering an application for an E visa.

The case is reviewed by a consular officer when its place in the queue has been reached.  Consular officers meticulously examine all documents submitted by the applicant.  Please make sure that these are germane to the case.

The reviewing officer will note any missing or additional documents that may be required.  Once the additional documentation is received, the applicant or legal representative is notified via the online system to schedule an appointment.  This notification will be sent via email to the address provided during the online registration process.  The applicant may also be requested to bring further documentation to the interview.

All E visas applications, including renewals, require an interview at the U.S. Embassy in Rome.

On the day of the interview, applicants should come to the U.S. Embassy Consular Section ten minutes prior to the appointment time so that they can proceed through security.  Applicants must present their appointment confirmation to security.  Upon entrance into the waiting room, applicants will be called to the intake window for biometric processing prior to the interview.

During the interview, applicants should be prepared to discuss their business in detail.  Legal representatives and/or financial advisors are not permitted to attend.  At the conclusion of the interview, the consular officer will determine if the business and applicant qualify for the visa under U.S. regulations.

Please note: You should never pay for travel arrangements (e.g., airfare, hotels) without having a visa in your possession.  The U.S. Embassy accepts no responsibility if you do so.

If the applicant is denied an E visa, the officer will provide a form describing the reasons for the refusal and citing the appropriate section of U.S. regulation.  The officer’s decision is final.  If the applicant feels strongly that the case was misjudged or if the material facts of it change, she or he may submit a new application.