San Francisco Consulate Expedited Appointment

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San Francisco Consulate Expedited Appointment

Post by samwelch » 06 Mar 2017, 05:21

Relating to San Francisco Italian Consulate only:

Is it possible to pay more money and get a faster appointment? To get a 'rush' appointment or a 'priority' appointment?

Also has anyone had any luck getting earlier appointments due to watching the website for cancellations?

I have just got an appointment for two years from now, and my partner is moving to Italy soon (with EU citizenship already). I can't wait here for two years to follow.

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Re: San Francisco Consulate Expedited Appointment

Post by mler » 06 Mar 2017, 17:19

I doubt you will be able to jump the line. If there were an expedited path, I'm betting many people would take it.

If you are eligible for a permesso di soggiorno, you can apply for a permesso di soggiorno per attesa cittadinanza and apply in Italy. But you must have another permesso first.

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Post by samwelch » 06 Mar 2017, 22:14

Thanks! Anywhere you suggest I can learn about these permessos? Thanks for the info!

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Post by mler » 06 Mar 2017, 22:17

The consulate website should list them. Or do a google search on residency permits Italy.

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Re: San Francisco Consulate Expedited Appointment

Post by samwelch » 06 Mar 2017, 23:53

Great thanks!

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Post by kmdefever » 15 Apr 2017, 03:15

Does anyone have any tips or tricks for how to get a citizenship appointment at the SF consulate? I sent an email to the citizenship desk there and got a reply saying I should try Prenota every day at 15:00 local time. I have been trying for almost two months now. No luck!

Is it my browser (Chrome)? My OS (Mac)? To catch the cancellations, are you really clicking 24 times on that left arrow (so... slow...), back to the current month? Heck, I'm coming from Oregon and can't do a last minute cancellation anyway. I'll take two years out. I don't care!

Every other aspect of the process is coming together nicely (more or less), and this is really frustrating!

Thank you in advance for any tips.
Kayt de Fever
Portland, OR, USA

Citizenship jure sanguinis @ San Francisco consulate general
Appt: 2 Feb 2018
Recognized: 27 Sept 2018

GGF 1889 (Savoia di Lucania, Italy) > GF 1919 > M 1946 > Me 1972 > Daughter 2009

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Re: San Francisco Consulate Expedited Appointment

Post by emjayare » 30 Apr 2019, 00:39

Hi -
I am wondering if you were ever able to get your Prenota appointment and if you have any advice for me. I am also trying to go through the SF Consulate and have been trying for a month. I too have a Mac and use Google Chrome. The appointment website is very slow in responding. Any advice that you have for me would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Mary Jo

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Re: San Francisco Consulate Expedited Appointment

Post by kmdefever » 13 May 2019, 18:14

Hi, Mary Jo,

Yes, I finally got my appointment and I got my letters of recognition last September!

It's SO tricky to get appointments in San Francisco. The best time to sign in is at 3:00 p.m. San Francisco time, which is midnight in Rome. That's when the calendar is updated and new appointments are made available.

If you are on Facebook, there's a group called "Dual U.S.-Italian Citizenship". In addition to tips and tricks to scoring elusive appointments, they have organized posts wherein members can offer and trade consulate appointments, organized by city. It's very handy.

I hope this info helps. Good luck!
Kayt de Fever
Portland, OR, USA

Citizenship jure sanguinis @ San Francisco consulate general
Appt: 2 Feb 2018
Recognized: 27 Sept 2018

GGF 1889 (Savoia di Lucania, Italy) > GF 1919 > M 1946 > Me 1972 > Daughter 2009

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