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The Visa Office handles the issuance of visas allowing applicants entrance into Italy or the EU.
Office personnel are available to the public for consultation on what type of visa to apply for.


Beginning 15 may 2014 the Visa Office of the Consulate General will start working with the VIS

The Visa Office handles the issuance of visas allowing applicants entrance into Italy and other countries in Europe (the "Schengen Countries").

Visa Department Address:
The entrance to the Visa Office is located at:
54 E 69th Street (corner of Park Ave.) - New York
The closest subway ( # 6 Train ) station is 68th Street - Hunter College

Postal address:
Consulate General of Italy
690 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065-5009

For information not specifically listed in the pages indicated below, please contact the visa office by e-mail or fax:
Email: newyork.visas@esteri.it 
Fax: (212) 249-4945 

Visa Office hours
Please be advised that you can schedule your appointment starting three months before your trip.
Applications by appointment only 
Monday to Thursday:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pick-up by appointment only
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Closed Friday 

The Office operates only by  on-line appointment  

(Make an appointment)

Please note:
In order to take an appointment with this visa office, we urge all our applicants, who could not find any availability, to repeatedly revisit our online appointment system since cancellations are quite regular. Please, be aware that the best time to check for appointment availability is after 6pm on.


Students who need to schedule an appointment can write an email to: newyork.studentvisa@esteri.it specifying full name, dates of study program in Italy and name of school/institution in Italy. Please note that the aforesaid email address is dedicated ONLY to students who are going to attend a school/course in Italy.

Appointments for all other types of visas (not students) must be scheduled through the online system in www.consnewyork.esteri.it/Consolato_NewYork


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