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Italy US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 4.2 / 5
129 Review(s)
Naples, Italy
Review #24903 on October 25, 2018:

io.giuliana



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

It was a long and exhausting journey, and I hardly could believe that the day of my interview was coming. You will need two days in Naples. The first day is for the medical visit at the “Istituto Varelli”, the second one will be at the US Embassy in Naples for the real interview.
Luckily enough, I live close to Naples so, for the medical, I drove to the Istituto Varelli, that is located outside of the city center and it’s hard to reach by bus or train. I arrived at 6,30 am and I was the first in line. The Istituto opens at 7 am, so I had to wait outside for 30 minutes. When it opened I had to go to a kiosk and press the C button to receive my number. I was first called at the reception where a woman asked for my passport and checked my name on the embassy list. She gave me my passport and my number back and told me to wait to get called for the blood and urine tests. Shortly after I was called in a tiny room where a nice nurse asked for my passport and took my blood ( I te... read complete review

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Naples, Italy
Review #24397 on August 7, 2018:

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The most relaxing environment ever!!!
The medical exam takes place the day before, and it is basically like the DMV - first come first serve. My husband and I showed up at 7 am and we were first in line, a few minutes after 7 a bunch of people started showing up. The entire process took about 2.5 hours because of how chaotic it was in there. but it was quite simple and smooth. You must bring your passport and interview letter and 4 passport photos. They require 4! Do not get confused with what you read on other websites because we read 2 and 3 on other sites, but they require 4!

The day of the interview:
The interview was for my husband but I was allowed to go in with him because I am a US citizen, If you are not a US citizen, you will not be allowed to accompany your spouse in the US Embassy. They will make you wait outside. There is airport style security, but everyone is pretty nice.
They let you in based on your appointment time, our appointment... read complete review

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Naples, Italy
Review #23807 on May 16, 2018:

federicorinaldo



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

The process takes two days. Day 1 is the medical and day 2 is when the actual consular interview takes place.

For the medical examination, I cannot stress enough how important it is to arrive early. On paper, you’re supposed to get there by 8am but I highly recommend you arrive way earlier than that. I got to Istituto Varelli at 6:30am and was the first in line. By 7am, at least twenty people were in line behind me. They began the whole process at 7:10am and being the first in line, I got done by 8:40am. Everyone was really friendly, precise and informative.

The day after, I showed up to the consulate at 8:15am (my appointment was at 8:45am). I was only let in 15-20 minutes before my appointment. After leaving our phones at the security checks, my fiancé and I got in. Though they have appointment times, they really just call your number when they’re ready (which in our case was much later than 8:45am). The first part of the interview consisted of a fe... read complete review

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Naples, Italy
Review #23799 on May 15, 2018:

Oleh



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The 1st day the examination went well.
I recommend that you arrive early like 6.30 if you want to be done early, it is very crowdy.
also, it is better to have cash, otherwise if you want to pay with the credit card, you would have to go back to the front desk to pay, and people will get mad at you for skipping the line. If you have cash, you can pay where there prepare your file.
The interview:
you do not need to arrive early, just arrives 15 min before your interview time.
once you enter you will be called to check your papers, and that you have all you need.
then you will sit down till they call you again. this time they will take your documents as well your passport. they will take your fingerprints and ask few questions. then you will be asked to wait till they call your number again.
when they call your number you will be interviewed by the counselor. you will swear that you will say the truth. then the interview will start. I... read complete review

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Naples, Italy
Review #23787 on May 14, 2018:

baggles



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Hello,

So, I thought I'd give my review too, in case it might help.

DAY 1 - MEDICAL APPOINTMENT at ISTITUTO DIAGNOSTICO VARELLI
Thanks to other reviews, I read to arrive early and so I did. I was there at 7.34 and I was n. 13. I took the taxi to arrive, which was a good idea. I was told buses might take a long time and you just end up waiting forever.
Anyway, when you go inside,this is what I did:
1. Select the ticket with the C option (consulate). They will call your number and make you sign a form and give them your passport (they will keep it and return it later).
2. Blood + Urine test. After waiting for my turn, a nice woman took my blood and she explained it was just to check I didn't have syphilis and gonorrea. I highly suggest you don't eat or pee before this part. (but bring some snacks for later! - I didn't and I was starving!)
3. X-rays. Again, I waited in line for my turn and finally had chest x-ray. (they d... read complete review

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