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Visa for U.S. Military Dependents


Visa for U.S. Military Dependents

Visa Department



This Consulate General will accept visa applications from US Department Of Defense offices located in ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, NEVADA and of the following counties in the state of CALIFORNIA: S. Luis Obispo, Kern, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial Valley, Orange.

The visa request must be submitted by the Director of Travel Support of the pertinent Department. The visaed passports will be returned only to the Office of Travel Support. The required documents are listed below.

1) United States “no fee” passport, or national passport and Alien Registration Card.

Passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond your last day of stay in Italy.

2) One visa application form, completely and clearly filled out.

3) One recent passport size photograph (black/white or color).

4) An official letter from the U.S. Department of Defense requesting the visa for family members.
This letter must state where in Italy the military personnel will be stationed, the duration of stay, and list the family members.
This letter must clearly state that the family members will relocate to Italy with the military personnel and that they are not traveling to Italy as visitors.
This letter must state that the military personnel and the family members have been informed that within eight (8) days of the arrival in Italy, the family members, according to Italian immigration laws, must apply for the Permit of Stay for Foreigners (Permesso di Soggiorno per Stranieri).

This letter must also indicate the telephone number of the office of the Director of Travel Support/Passport Agent.

5) Copy of the transfer /change of duty orders.

6) Copy of the sponsor’s government I.D.

7) Certified copy of the marriage certificate and birth certificates of the children.

Foreign certificates must be translated in English, and the translation must be authenticated by the Consulate of the country that issued the certificates. The original certificates must be attached to the authenticated translation.

8) For minor children, both parents (natural parents) must submit a notarized parental consent, addressed to the Italian Consulate, giving permission to accept the visa request and to issue the visa.

9) PAYMENT METHOD: Money Order or Cashier's Check (payable to the Consulate General of Italy – Los Angeles) for the exact required amount. Please refer to the Handling fees for the exact amount. Cash payment will be accepted only with previous authorization. 

The Office of Travel Support will provide a self-addressed stamped envelope (Express mail, FedEx),addressed “to” and “from” the Office of Travel Support, so that the passports may be returned to that office.

It is advisable to submit a visa request at least three (3) weeks, and not more than ninety (90) days, prior the departure date.

This office may request additional documents that it deems necessary for the acceptance of the visa request.


  • Within 8 days upon arrival in Italy, foreigners must obtain the Permit of Stay for Foreigners (Permesso di Soggiorno). The US Military base in Italy will assist the family members in complying with Italian immigration laws.
  • The applicant must keep a copy of all documents that have been submitted with the visa application.

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