IPS Italy?

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IPS Italy?

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 28 Dec 2010, 15:53

I just called to schedule my appointment with the Philadelphia Consulate. They no longer are directly scheduling their own appointments. You now have to go through a service called "IPS Italy". And they charge you for calling, $2.00 a minute 8O

I guess it is better than trying desperately to schedule an appointment to no avail month after month, but still it seems a bit unreasonable.

Unfortunately, they were not in and I had to leave a voice mail, so still no appointment scheduled as of yet, but perhaps progress is being made at long last.

Anyone else have any experience with IPS Italy?

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Re: IPS Italy?

Postby sceaminmonkey » 28 Dec 2010, 16:56

I think that's good news! People have been wondering what's going on with the philly consulate for a while. I think it's good that there staff is only going to put there attention on the application and not on the booking. I think this also puts the roomer of the Philly consulate closing to rest

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Re: IPS Italy?

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 28 Dec 2010, 17:36

In case anyone else is dealing with Philly (IPS is only working with Philly) here is there website

http://www.ipsitaly.net
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Re: IPS Italy?

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 28 Dec 2010, 17:38

sceaminmonkey wrote:I think that's good news! People have been wondering what's going on with the philly consulate for a while. I think it's good that there staff is only going to put there attention on the application and not on the booking. I think this also puts the roomer of the Philly consulate closing to rest


Yeah, it's a bit of a wait (they say on the IPS website it's about a yr wait) but its better than waiting to schedule an appointment, which is basically waiting to wait.

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Re: IPS Italy?

Postby jalapeno89 » 28 Dec 2010, 19:38

yeah i had to leave a message too, they called me back a few hours later...

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Re: IPS Italy?

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 29 Dec 2010, 16:54

Been trying to get through to this service for over 24 hrs and I can't. Very frustrating to be still waiting to wait for an appointment that will probably be scheduled after the consulate is supposed to be closing! :x

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Re: IPS Italy?

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 29 Dec 2010, 18:40

So i just missed the return call from IPS. :oops: They were supposed to be calling me between 9-12 or 2-5 EST. So I ran the errand I had to between 1 and 1:30 figuring I'd be safe, well that is when they decided to call 8O

I must say scheduling an appointment has been one of the most difficult, frustrating, and time consuming things I have ever tried to do.


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