Question about scheduling consulate appt..

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Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby DeFilippis78 » 11 Feb 2010, 20:16

Im going to go ahead and schedule my appt. Is it as simple as calling and making an appointment or do I need to speak to someone in a particular department? Also, do they ask alot of questions when scheduling...do I need to have my paperwork with me when I call? Sorry for the dumb questions...just wondering

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Re: Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby mler » 11 Feb 2010, 23:01

I believe that the consulates are now using a scheduling service. (I'm not certain about Newark, but I know they do in New York.) They don't ask any questions; they simply schedule a date and time. Let them know how many people will be applying. Call the number listed on the consulate web page.

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Re: Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby DeFilippis78 » 11 Feb 2010, 23:08

Well I have to apply to Philly and what Ive heard its a LONG wait.

By the way, its just me applying but Im married with 4 kids. Would I count them also when telling them how many people are applying?

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Re: Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby adamf » 12 Feb 2010, 07:00

For whats its worth, I applied in Chicago for an appointment on January 20th of this year. I first sent an email requesting an appointment. When that did not seem to get a response, I filled out the appointment request form online and faxed it in to the consulate. Within a week, I received a response and got my appointment scheduled this year for October 5, 2010.

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Re: Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby mler » 12 Feb 2010, 11:30

It's a long wait at most of the consulates. That's why it is wise to set up an appointment as soon as possible. During the wait time, you can gather your documents.

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Re: Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby johnnyonthespot » 12 Feb 2010, 12:52

Alicia, you must apply at the consulate which covers your legal place of residence. According to the Philadelphia consulate's website,

The Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia provides services to residents in the following States: Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, West Virginia, New Jersey (only the following counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem. The remaining counties are under the jurisdiciton of the Consulate General in New York for visas and for all other matters under the jurisdiction of the Consulate in Newarki), ** Maryland (except for the counties of Montgomery and Prince George which fall under the jurisdiction of the consular section of the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC) and Virginia (except for the counties of Arlington and Fairfax which are also under the consular section of the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC).


So, depending on where you are located in New Jersey, you must apply either at Philadelphia or at Newark. Nearly as I can tell, appointments for Philadelphia are made by calling or emailing, 215-279-9564 cittadinanza.filadelfia@esteri.it

For Newark, their site says, "to set an appointment please call 973 643 1448 ext. 238, or contact consolato.newark@esteri.it"

PS: They ask how many people are applying so that they can set up an appropriate length of time for the appointment. Your husband cannot apply with you (attend, if he wants, but not apply); he will have to wait until your citizenship has been recognized and then apply jure matrimoni, an entirely different process.

For your children, who are all minors, all you need is the additional certified/translated/apostilled birth certificates.
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Re: Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby DeFilippis78 » 12 Feb 2010, 14:48

Carmine,

Im in ocean county so I have to go to Philly. So, I just say that one person is applying since the kids are under me?

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Re: Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby johnnyonthespot » 12 Feb 2010, 14:52

There is certainly no harm in saying that you are applying and also including your two (three?) minor children.
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Re: Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby DeFilippis78 » 12 Feb 2010, 14:59

4 Children :)

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Re: Question about scheduling consulate appt..

Postby Mulé » 12 Feb 2010, 18:50

Don't worry you have a year or more of wait time ahead of you to get everything you might need. Call immediately to get a spot is my advice.
Let us know how far out it is, my bet/guess is sometime in March of 2011.


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