U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Rome District Office is responsible for providing services and conducting liaison activities in 126 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Former Soviet Union.
Its jurisdiction includes USCIS Field Offices in the following
Accra, Ghana; Amman, Jordan; Athens, Greece; Frankfurt, Germany; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Moscow, Russia; Nairobi, Kenya; Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria.
The Rome Field Office has direct jurisdiction for USCIS
immigration matters in the following locations:
Italy, Algeria, Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Holy See, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.
The USCIS Rome District and Field Offices are located in the Consular Building at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, on the corner of Via Veneto and Via Boncompagni.
Please see the various links for further information on our services and InfoPass appointments.
On March 1, 2003, service and benefit functions of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) transitioned into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The USCIS is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services’ policies and priorities.
These functions include:
- Adjudication of petitions and applications for immigration benefits related to business and family
- Adjudication of naturalization petitions
- Adjudication of asylum and refugee applications
- Adjudication of requests for immigration documents
Not all services are available in overseas districts.
Implementation of Immigrant Visa DHS Domestic Processing Fee
On September 24, 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the final rule titled, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule. 75 FR 58962. That final rule became effective on Nov. 23, 2010. The final rule, among other things, established the USCIS Immigrant Fee at $165 to recover the cost of processing that is performed in the United States after immigrant visa holders receive their immigrant visa packages from DOS at overseas consulates and are admitted to the United States.
As of February 1, 2013, USCIS will begin to collect a $165 Immigrant Visa DHS Domestic Processing Fee (USCIS Immigrant Fee) from individuals who have been issued immigrant visas by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and are applying for admission to the United States. The USCIS Immigrant Fee covers the cost of processing that is performed in the United States after immigrant visa holders receive their visa packages from DOS and are admitted to the United States. For information on the payment and exceptions, please visit www.USCIS.gov/immigrantfee.
Fees and Payment
The fees for applications and petitions submitted to this
office must be paid:
• In cash with either U.S. dollars or Euro and by credit card (Visa Mastercard, American Express, Discover/Novus, Diners Club International) only if the application is filed in person at the US Embassy in Rome; or
• By a cashier’s check, money order, or international bank draft, made payable in U.S. Dollars to the U.S. Embassy Rome, issued by a U.S. bank or by a U.S. military Post Office facility; or
• By a cashier’s check (assegno circolare) in Euros, issued by an Italian bank, made payable to the U.S. Embassy Rome.
• Personal checks and checks in U.S. dollars drawn on foreing banks will not be accepted.