Consular Section

In this section, consulates and embassies of English-speaking countries periodically post their messages.

 

Queen’s Birthday Party: toast in honor of Her Majesty & the 100th anniversary of the British Consulate in Milan

Queen’s Birthday Party: toast in honor of Her Majesty & the 100th anniversary of the British Consulate in Milan

Welcome to GREAT Britain  · After three years, the event to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Milan returns to Villa Necchi · Together with Ambassador Jill Morris and Consul General Tim Flear, host of the Minister of Investment in the United Kingdom, Graham Stuart · To look to the future, spotlight on the recurrences: from the 100 years of the British Consulate in Milan, to the 100 candles of the RAF and the vote to women The third and final event of the Queen’s Birthday Parties (QBP) series in Italy will take place on Thursday 21 June in Milan, a series of events to celebrate the British national holiday in honor of Her Majesty, the Queen Elizabeth II, and emphasize the extr... »

Biometrics Expansion in Canada

Biometrics Expansion in Canada

Starting in the summer of 2018, when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence you will need to give your fingerprints and a photo. To facilitate repeat travel to Canada, applicants for a visitor visa, study or work permit will only need to give their biometrics once every 10 years. How to give your fingerprints and a photo Make sure you need to give your biometrics If you apply for the first time, you need to give your biometrics unless you are exempt see who needs to give fingerprints and photo (biometrics)  If you gave them before as part of an application for a visitor visa, study or work permit your biometrics data is probably sti... »

From the British Embassy Rome: NEW #TravelAware video for English speakers travelling to Italy

From the British Embassy Rome: NEW #TravelAware video for English speakers travelling to Italy

As part of our outreach activities, we are working on a series of #TravelAware videos designed to inform English speaking tourists visiting Italy on less known customs and rules. This is a global campaign, and we are the first mission in Europe to have produced such a video, something that indeed makes us very proud. This video in particular points out how local train tickets need to be stamped. The message is very simple, and is the following: >> You need more than just a ticket to take the train in Italy! >> Buying a rail ticket could be worthless… >> Unless you stamp it in one of THESE machines >> If you don’t, you could face a large fine We are also as... »

SOUTH AFRICA: INSPIRING NEW WAYS

SOUTH AFRICA: INSPIRING NEW WAYS

Dear Readers, As you know, the new year has marked a period of change in South Africa. I wish to reassure you that, though change can produce uncertainty, it also offers great opportunities for progress. The smooth political transition leading to the appointment of President Cyril Ramaphosa and the latest economic statistics show that the country has solid democratic foundations and is moving forward with renewed energy and focus. South Africa’s economy grew by 3.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017 ending the year on a strong footing. The highest contributor to the growth came from agriculture that grew by 37.5%, followed by strong growth from the trade sector which grew by 4.8%. On an annual b... »

Message to U.S. Citizens: US Primary Elections Begins

Message to U.S. Citizens: US Primary Elections Begins

U. S. Embassy Rome, Italy US Primary Elections Begin this Month March 9, 2018 Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in your state’s primary election as it will determine who is on the November 2018 general election ballot. To register and request your absentee ballot, visit FVAP.gov to complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or contact: • USCitizensRome@state.gov for the Consular District of Rome • USCitizensMilan@state.gov for the Consular District of Milan • USCitizensNaples@state.gov for the Consular Distr... »