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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) District is responsible for providing services and conducting liaison activities in 126 countries and has administrative jurisdiction over the USCIS immigration offices located in Accra, Ghana; Amman, Jordan; Athens, Greece; Frankfurt, Germany; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Moscow, Russia; Nairobi, Kenya; 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 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) District Office and Rome Field Office 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.

The USCIS Rome Field Office 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

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

Fees and Payment

  • Beginning March 18, 2015 the payments in Euros for applications and petitions filed with this office will change.

    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.

    •   A separate fee payment must be submitted for each application or petition filed. Cumulative fee payments are not acceptable.

    •   Personal checks and checks in U.S. dollars drawn on foreign banks will not be accepted.