Italy - Rome Field Office
Field Office Director
The Rome Field Office has direct jurisdiction over U.S. immigration matters in the following countries: Italy, Algeria, Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Holy See, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.
Department of Homeland Security
Mailing Address from the US
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Mailing Address from Outside the US and for Express Mail
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Rome District Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the U.S. Embassy in Rome is located on the ground floor of the Consular Building on the corner of Via Vittorio Veneto and Via Boncompagni.
Hours of Operation
Effective June 18, 2012: The office is open to the public on an appointment basis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 09:00 to 11:00, and open to persons without an appointment, on a first-come, first-served basis, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 11:00 to 12:00. In person appointments can be made via the Internet at www.infopass.uscis.gov.
The office is closed on American and Italian public holidays.
Phone, Fax Numbers & E-mail
Visiting the office in person
Taxi or other public transportation is recommended.
Public transportation information can be found at http://www.atac.roma.it/
Parking & Handicap Accessibility
Pay parking is available in the Ludovisi Garage on Via Ludovisi or in the Borghese Garage on Corso d'Italia.
Accessibility for individuals with special needs is available.
The fees for applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid:
Personal checks are not accepted.
We strive to provide quality service to our customers. If we have not lived up to this commitment, or if we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know. To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to the District Director at the mailing address given above.
If you feel you were mistreated by a U.S. immigration employee, or wish to make a complaint of misconduct by a U.S. immigration employee, you may write to the District Director, or write directly to the:
Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website at http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
If you wish to abandon your permanent residence and relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), please complete the Abandonment worksheet and make an appointment at the Rome Field Office on InfoPass to complete processing of Form I-407, Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status (Please refer to the Infopass instructions in section “Visiting the office in person”).
Print the Form I-407, complete it and bring it to your appointment. If you are not able to access the form, a copy of Form I-407 will be given to you at your appointment. Ensure that you bring your valid passport.
Once the I-407 is completed, you will revert to your previous status as a non-resident of the US. In order to visit the US, you will need to comply with visa requirements for nationals of your country of citizenship. Citizens of certain countries are eligible to travel to the US for business or tourism under the Visa Waiver Program. Citizens of other countries or those going for purposes other than tourism or business will require nonimmigrant visas.
Abandoning your Permanent Resident Card and status does not affect your ability to apply to immigrate to the United States at some future time. However, you will have to begin the process anew and apply through the usual application process.
Forms I-600 & I-600A
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the U.S. Embassy in Rome accepts I-600A petitions by mail or at InfoPass appointments from U.S. citizens who reside in our jurisdiction (Please refer to the Infopass instructions in section “Visiting the office in person”).I-600 petitions are normally filed at Consular Posts where the respective child resides. In certain situations, the petition will be filed in another office. Please contact USCIS, the Immigrant Visa issuing post, or the adoption agency for more information. Our jurisdiction includes Italy, Algeria, Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Holy See, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.
For more information on International Adoptions please review the Adoptions Section on the USCIS Website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the U.S. Embassy in Rome accepts I-130 petitions by mail or in person from U.S. citizens who reside in Italy. U.S. citizens whose principal residence is not in Italy, and/or are abroad temporarily as a visitor or on business, must file the petition in the United States.
Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is conferred upon a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Form I-131 Refugee Travel Documents
You may apply for a Refugee Travel Document with the Rome District Office if you are in our service area. File Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, by mail or in person at an InfoPass appointment (please read “Visiting the office in person” above). You must be fingerprinted using Form FD258. Fingerprints can be taken at U.S. Embassies or Consulates. Our office will take your fingerprints if you live in Italy.
We must have enough time to process your application and deliver your travel document so you can return to the United States within one year of leaving. If we do not have enough time or your application is urgent, we may ask that the Field Office or U.S. Embassy/Consulate with jurisdiction issue a transportation/boarding letter instead of a Refugee Travel Document. These letters are issued in urgent cases; do not delay your application anticipating a transportation/boarding letter as an option.
Form I-131 Parole
Applications for humanitarian parole may be filed by mail with the USCIS International Operations Division. Applications should be mailed to:
For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
Form I-131 Re-entry
Applications for Reentry Permits must be filed while the respective applicant is physically in the United States. Reentry Permits cannot be issued or extended overseas. However, after filing an application for a Reentry Permit in the US, you may have it mailed to a USCIS Office overseas or the Consular Section at a US Embassy or Consulate. If you are notified that your Reentry Permit is available at the USCIS Rome Field Office, please make an InfoPass appointment to pick it up (Please refer to the Infopass instructions in section “Visiting the office in person”).
Filing Form I-601 and I-212 from Abroad
If you are abroad and otherwise approved to immigrate to the United States, but a Department of State Consular Officer found you ineligible to enter because of one or more grounds of inadmissibility for which a waiver may be available, you may apply for a waiver by filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.
If you left the United States voluntarily after being issued an order of deportation or removal, were deported or removed, or re-entered the U.S. unlawfully after previously accumulating more than one year of unlawful presence, you may apply for readmission to the U.S. by filing Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission Into the United States After Deportation or Removal.
Where to File
On June 4, 2012, USCIS changed where waiver applications are filed. This will provide more efficient and consistent application processing, and allow you to track your case status online. You may also request an email or text message confirming receipt of your waiver by completing and attaching Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance to your application.
Waiver applications and supporting evidence should be mailed directly to the USCIS Lockbox. You may find the address for the appropriate USCIS Lockbox in the form instructions, as well as in the USCIS website at:
Our office will process your application if you submitted it on or before June 4, 2012.
Please see the policy memorandum, Exceptions for Permitting the Filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, and any associated Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, at an International USCIS Offices, for more information.
I-601 Expedited Adjudication Requests
If you are sending your application to the USCIS Lockbox and believe you have extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive and compelling, you may attach a written request to have your application expedited at the time of filing.
If you have already submitted your application to the Lockbox, you can make an expedite request by either contacting the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) directly by email, or by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center.
For information on how to contact the NSC and our National Customer Service Center, please visit the Contact Us page on the USCIS website.
If you filed a Form I-601 with this office on or before June 4, 2012, and it is still pending, you may request that the USCIS office expedite adjudication of your application when there are extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive, compelling, and would require you to be in the U.S. sooner than would be possible if your application was processed under a normal time frame. A strong desire to immigrate to the United States as soon as possible is not by itself “extraordinary.”
You must deliver a written request to expedite adjudication to the USCIS Field Office Director. You must also provide evidence of the extraordinary and compelling circumstance.
If your request to expedite the adjudication of an I-601 waiver is approved, the USCIS office will notify you within 15 days of receipt of your request. If you do not receive a response within 15 days, then it is very likely that your request has been denied.
Please be aware that approval to expedite adjudication of an I-601 waiver application does not guarantee that you will be approved, but only that consideration and adjudication of the I-601 waiver application will be expeditiously handled. If additional evidence is required, the adjudication of your application may be delayed. You will receive a Request for Evidence if additional evidence is needed. If your request for expedited processing is denied, your waiver will be adjudicated within normal processing times.
For general information about Permanent Residence, please visit the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov/greencard
Expired Permanent Resident Cards (I-551)
Most Permanent Resident Cards, commonly known as Green Cards (Form I-551), currently in circulation, have an expiration date and are required to be renewed every ten years. This enables the Department of Homeland Security to improve the quality of the card and make it less susceptible to fraud.
Expired Conditional Resident Cards (I-551)
Please contact the USCIS Rome Field Office if you are presently outside of the United States and your Conditional Resident Card has expired.
Transportation Boarding Letters
DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may issue a transportation letter to a Lawful Permanent Resident to replace an expired, lost or stolen Alien Registration Card (Form I-551). To make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy, please send an email to email@example.com.
USCIS Rome takes fingerprints for persons who are residents of Italy and who are:
Limited fingerprinting services may also be available to overseas applicants filing for U.S. immigration benefits who present an appropriate letter from a domestic USCIS office stating that fingerprints are required, or in compelling circumstances. Please contact our office for additional information.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/27/2013