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CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY - 1300 POST OAK BLVD STE 660 - HOUSTON TX 77056-3088

VISA SECTION OPENING HOURS: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY (Personal appearance is mandatory).

For information, please contact the visa office by e-mail:

 

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HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY: the present regulation provides applicants to carry health insurance coverage before departing. This is necessary in case you have an accident during your stay in the Schengen Countries. Please check carefully whether your medical insurance will pay directly the providers for emergency medical expenses, emergency hospital treatments and repatriation for medical reasons or death. Generally all major US medical insurance companies reimburse the costs for emergency medical treatment abroad but they do not pay directly the providers. In case your insurance doesn’t provide direct payments, you can ask your travel agent or you can check the Internet under: international medical insurance or international travel insurance. You may also contact your credit card company and request information on travel insurance coverage they may be offering. In order to prove you are covered you need to provide a letter from your insurance carrier confirming coverage in the Schengen countries (not only Italy) for the minimum amount provided by the law (Euro 30,000.00/$50,000.00).
WE DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE CARDS OR INSURANCE BOOKLET INFORMATION.
This is a list of some insurances that comply with Schengen requirements:

freccetta IMG 

freccetta INSURE MY TRIP

freccetta INTER PARTNER ASSISTANCE (AXA)

freccetta SEVEN CORNERS INC.

freccetta ACCESS AMERICA

freccetta TRAVELGUARD

freccetta MEDEX

freccetta HCC

freccetta EUROPE ASSISTANCE

This is only an indicative list. Any medical insurance  complying with the Schengen requirements will be accepted.

PASSPORT/TRAVEL DOCUMENT: Issued no more then 10 years ago, with at least two empty pages

JURISDICTION:

We can accept application only from residents of the following States: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.Students studying full-time at a University located under our jurisdiction will also meet the residence requirement.If you are a permanent resident of another State click here

US LEGAL STATUS
This Office can process visa request ONLY from US legal residents. Holders of one of the following documents are eligible to apply for a visa:

U.S. Passport;U.S. Permanent Resident Card (formerly Green Card);Foreign students holding valid visas and valid I-20;Exchange visitors holding valid visas and I-66;Long term US visas (Ex. L1, L2, H1, H2, R1 etc…);US Permit to reenter;US Refugee Travel Document (Document de Voyage de refugee’).

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)
• Students with US F1 Visa have to bring a copy of the I-20.
• Original passport + one copy of the main page.
• Airline tickets or flight reservation with information on border of entry in Italy.

MINOR APPLICANTS

in addition to the required visa documents they need to provide the following:

Minors under 18 years of age:

Authorization to travel signed by both parents. Parents can either appear before the VISA Attaché' or send a notarized consent. click here
Birth certificate, original or a notarized copy; (All foreign documents MUST be translated into English and the translations legalized by the competent Consulate);Notarized copies of both parents' picture I.D.

Minors under 14 years of age:

In addition to the above mentioned letters, the applicant must travel with at least one parent.

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:
The Schengen visa processing time may take about 2 weeks.

 

 

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