New Jersey Consulate Questions

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mromano
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New Jersey Consulate Questions

Postby mromano » 31 Dec 2009, 20:41

I tried calling the Consulate today, but I think maybe they are on holiday right now. So I'm hoping that I might find someone here that has gone through this particular Consulate.

1) Do I need to get my US documents (birth & marriage certificates, naturalization papers, etc) translated into Italian? I've read mixed reports in this forum about that.

2) Do they still accept walk-in applications?

Thank you very much for your help, and Happy New Year!

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Re: New Jersey Consulate Questions

Postby sophia22 » 23 Feb 2010, 00:48

Newark is horrible!

I know every consulate is different, but the woman told me to translate everything EXCEPT naturalization papers.

They never answer the phone so you have to print out the application form online and bring it in.

Expect rudeness!

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Re: New Jersey Consulate Questions

Postby DeFilippis78 » 23 Feb 2010, 01:40

Every consulate is different in their requirements. I think the rule of thumb is only the American documents written in English have to be translated into Italian like birth and marriage certificates. You will have to wait for them to direct you.

As far as Ive heard on this forum there isnt walk ins but I can be wrong. I am going through Philly consulate and Ive heard there is a year wait.

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Re: New Jersey Consulate Questions

Postby mler » 23 Feb 2010, 11:45

Right! You should definitely translate all non-Italian documents, but don't worry about the Declarations of Living Ascendents.

I think you'll find when you get there that they are very nice and try to be helpful. Newark has just recently become a full-fledged consulate, and I'm sure they are overwhelmed with the extra work. All the consulates are exceptionally busy, and they do not appreciate telephone inquiries since most of the information can be obtained online.

Walk-ins are no longer accepted in Newark; too bad, it was really nice when they were. Follow the on-line instructions to set up an appointment, and expect to wait.


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