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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.


  VIS

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


 

notice

THE VISA DEPARTMENT RECEIVES APPLICATIONS ”BY APPOINTMENT ONLY”.

When making an appointment makes sure of the following:  
·         ONLY those who are going to apply for a visa must  take an appointment; ·         Keep your appointment date and  do not show up on a different date; ·         If you are not able to keep your appointment CANCEL or RESCHEDULE it and leave the space available for someone else. YOUR COOPERATION IS APPRECIATED.

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT         click here

 for short term stay up to 90 days        visa application 

 for long term stay over 90 days           
visa application 


MANDATORY FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
• Applicants are required to bring a complete set of documents (ex. a family of 4 people = 4 sets of documents). Multiple applications with only one set of documents will not be accepted.
• Original US Permanent Resident Card (original + one copy of both sides).
• Valid US visa (original + one copy).
• Original passport + one copy of the main page.
• Airline tickets or flight reservation with information on border of entry in Italy.    
JURISDICTION:
This Office accepts visa applications from legal residents of: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Students studying full-time at a University located under our jurisdiction will also meet the residence requirement.  
CONTACTS: 
Tel.713-850-7520 (we accept phone call between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm)
Fax 713-850-9113
e-mail: visas.houston@esteri.it
VISA SECTION OPENING HOURS:
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY (Personal appearance is mandatory).         PICK UP HOURS: Passports and Visas can be collected during regular window hours. No appointment is required.
MAILING INFORMATION:
Applicants can provide a SELF-ADDRESSED, PRE-PAID EXPRESS MAIL ENVELOPE to receive the passport and visa by mail. Envelopes with insufficient postage will not be accepted. Passport and visas can be always collected at this Office during regular business hours. WE DO NOT ACCEPT REGULAR MAIL.
PROCESSING TIME:
During off pick months (May-June-July- August-September-November-December) the Schengen visa processing time may take about 2 weeks. National Italian visa may take up to 4 weeks. Applicants can inquire about the status of their visa request if this time has passed sending an e-mail to visas.houston@esteri.it.                  
 
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