Please note that we will process exclusively requests submitted by applicants who legally reside in our Consular District: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Marteen, St. Eustatius, Saba, American Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos.
DO I NEED A VISA? Click here to find out if you need a visa, then return to this page and scroll down for detailed visa instructions.
If you need a visa, CLICK HERE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. – Please arrive no sooner than 25 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time.
Schengen visas applications must have a departure date of at least 15 days after your appointment.
Appointments are only handled online, check daily, several times during the day, for cancellations and new available dates.
Below, you can find the table with the consular fees (the prices for the main services offered by the Consulate General of Italy in Miami), which applies to this quarter, and the Eur/$ exchange rate.
This table changes every quarter.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL VISA APPLICANTS
For information not specifically listed in the pages indicated below, please contact the visa office at the following e-mail address:
Passports must be valid at least 3 months beyond the date of your return to the United States. Passports must contain at least two blank pages for the visa sticker. Passports must have been issued within the previous 10 years.
Foreigners who visit Italy for business, tourism, or study for up to 90 days must fill out a“dichiarazione di presenza” (declaration of presence). This document will be given to foreigners when they arrive in Italy.
All visitors who stay for more than 90 days must apply for a “permesso di soggiorno” (residency permit) from the local Questura (police department) within 8 working days of their arrival in Italy.
Passports and visas will be returned exclusively by mail. The applicant must bring a self addressed, prepaid or stamped envelope. The Visa Office will accept only USPS Express Mail prepaid envelopes from the U.S. Postal Service (no FedEx, no UPS). The Visa Office is not responsible for lost or stolen passports in transit.
VISA OFFICE HOURS – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
- Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays: 9:00am – 12:30pm
- Thursday: Closed to the Public
You can book an appointment at your convenience, but your appointment date must be within six months of your departure date.
MAILING AND STREET ADDRESS:
Consulate General of Italy
Attn. VISA OFFICE
4000 Ponce de Leon, Suite 590
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Instructions for Visas
Schengen Tourist/Transit (including business and academic conferences)
Schengen (Short stay) Visa Application Form (up to 90 days)
National (Long stay) Visa Application Form (more than 90 days)
Declaration for Mailing Passports (required for ALL visa applications)
Declaration of Hospitality (Original required. No photocopies, faxes, or scanned versions accepted.)
Affidavit of Financial Support (to be filled out by anyone who is financially supporting a traveller)
General Information for Schengen Visas
The Schengen Member States are:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
Citizens of the following nations do NOT need visas to visit the Schengen Area for tourism, study, official, or business stays of 90 days or less every six months:
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St. Kittis-Nevis, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.
Taiwanese citizens receive the same privileges ONLY if their passports include their Identity Card reference number.
Citizens of the following nations do NOT need visas when visiting the Schengen Area for a stay of up to 90 days every six months ONLY if they are travelling with a biometric passport:
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine.
Citizens of other countries must have a visa to enter the Schengen Area, even if they are legal residents of the United States of America.
To determine whether Italy is the correct nation to receive your application, count up the days you will be spending in Italy and in other Schengen Area countries. If:
Italy is your only Schengen Area destination, OR You are visiting different countries in the Schengen Area, but Italy is the country in the Schengen Area where you will be spending most of the time (number of days), OR You are visiting different countries in the Schengen area, but you are spending an equal number of days in each country, and Italy is your first port of entry in the Schengen area, then you may apply for a Schengen visa through this Consulate.
You need to book the correct type of visa appointment:
- for stays up to 90 days it is a Schengen visa appointment
- for stays of more than 91 days it is a National visa appointment
Appointments scheduled for the wrong category will not be honored, you will be required to reschedule your appointment accordingly.
For Schengen visas the departure date must be at least 15 days after the appointment date
In order to apply in Miami you need to have proof of physical residence in our Consular District*.
As proof of residence, we do accept only one of these documents with an address in our Consular District*:
- Driver License
- State ID
- Recent Tax Return
For students only, if you do not have any of the above listed documents, you can submit the Student ID from a school in our Consular District* AND the official transcripts, otherwise you must apply with the Italian Consulate competent for the state that issued your driver license.
*Consular District: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Marteen, St. Eustatius, Saba, American Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos.)
The appointment you have booked MUST BE CONFIRMED ONLINE WITHIN the tenth and third day prior of the scheduled date.
Unconfirmed appointments will be assigned to others.
In order to confirm the appointment you must login and confirm it online, not by email