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Shot Down in Flames by Italian Consulate in Philadelphia

Editorneal:

    You are absolutely right..the system is insane.  I had the same experience at a different Consulate in the U.S.A.    This whole mess is disgusting.

We just got the same news today!!   We are leaving Dec 12th...already bought a house in Italy...paid for a car...it's waiting for ya to get the required papers....shipped our belongings and are also going to ship our dogs!!!!

What did you do???

This is so wild I have continued to read the replies to your post....I want you to know we also used Philadelphia and we sent our paperwork and Passportsto them in November 1st....they were not even looked at until November 30....after I emailed them...and then we were denied

mlbucine -

What income number were you told was needed?
Or was it some other reason for your rejection?

They never told us any exact amount...we are going in person tomorrow...we leave Monday!!

They didn't give up any exact number....we are going back in person tomorrow...our flight is Monday!!!

The Italians simply do not want us Americans to be here..Otherwise , they would not make everything so difficult...Simple.

I find that hard to believe since they get tons of income and job security from tourism mostly Americans

you may want to try with North Korea for more condescending bureaucracy perhaps... ( I am kidding) but a new wind is blowing around the peninsula, hopefully it may bring more rationality on the politics of italy

Yeah...right..Well..believe it.

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