Tag Archives: Italian Visa Issues

Visa Appointment at the Italian Consulate

I just completed the longest trip the US that I have taken since moving to Italy in 2010.  The main motivation was to see my family and friends, so I took plenty of trips to celebrate and reconnect. However, another part of any stateside visit for me is renewing my Italian visa.  Somehow during my weeks in […]

Getting a Visa for Italy

I haven’t been much in the blog updating mood.  Instead, I’ve been bouncing around California thoroughly enjoying the company of family and friends.  Also, eating. Eating A LOT. My main extracurricular activity has been waiting.  Waiting for paperwork from Italy, waiting for paperwork from the Italian Consulate in LA, waiting to see if I could […]

Show Me the Money: Financial Proof for Italian Visa

I leave in exactly one month and I am starting to have a small freakout. Don’t worry, like I said, it is a very small breakdown It goes a little bit like this: Profanity! Profanity! Phone call. Profanity! Try not to cry. Phone call. ProfanityProfanityProfanity. Action. You see, getting a Visa to go to Italy […]

Professional Hoop Jumping 101

Since I already went over how to get a Dichiarazione di Valore, let me explain that I learned all this the hard way.  In fact, for the most part I felt like this during the entire process: Unfortunately, fist shaking will get you nowhere… not that I was actually getting anywhere most of the time.  Obtaining […]

How to Get a Dichiarazione di Valore

I couldn’t decide if I should title this post: “How to get a Dichiarazione di Valore” or “How to apply to graduate school in Italy” or “Please learn from my mistakes completing the most difficult task in the history of mankind so that you don’t go totally crazy.”   Do you want to move to […]