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family reunion non european


family reunion non european

Family member of a NON-EU/EEA citizen
legally residing in Italy
(Motivi familiari)

Documents check-list

  • Visa Application Form. Please notice that all the names appearing on the passport must  appear on the application form (all data must match those on the passport). The form must be dated and signed in front of a Visa Officer. For minor applicants, please consult appropriate link on website;
  • Recent passport-size photograph (1.2”x1.5” or 3x4 cm), on white background, full face and front view, stapled/glued to the application form. Scanned or photocopied photos will NOT be accepted;
  • Valid passport plus 1 copy of the page with photograph and expiration date. The passport or travel document must be valid at least three months after the visa expiration date. Please make sure the passport has at least two blank pages to affix the visa;
  • Original and copy of Permanent Residence Card OR other US immigration document allowing re-entry into the United States (e.g., valid long-term US visa, Advanced Parole, etc.);
  • Original and copy of Driver’s License or State ID as proof of residence in the jurisdiction of this Consulate General. Full-time students may also use original and copy of Student ID. If you recently moved and have not updated your ID, you must submit another proof of current address (e.g., utility bills, bank statements, etc.);
  • NULLA OSTA PER MOTIVI FAMILIARI  (entry clearance) issued no more than 6 months earlier by the competent "Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione" (SUI - Unified Immigration Desk) in the city where the sponsoring family member has legal residence in Italy (original and copy);
  • Administrative documentation proving the familial relationship (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.) in original and copy. All foreign documents must be legalized by means of an Apostille and translated into Italian. All documents not issued in the United States must be legalized in the issuing country and the translation into Italian must be legalized by the Italian Embassy/Consulate in that country;
  • Confirmed flight reservation;
  • Visa fee (under Consular Fees on home page): (non refundable) in the form of Money Order or cashier’s check, payable to the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, with applicant’s name and address as the remitter;
  • Return envelope: required in the event that applicants cannot collect the passport with the visa in person. Please provide envelope of UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICES EXPRESS MAIL or PRIORITY MAIL with a tracking number, pre-paid and self-addressed.
  • Consent to send by mail

Please note: This Consulate General reserves the right to request further documentation.

Updated May, 2013