Background: I have Nulla Osta al Lavoro Subordinato (to obtain work Visa). My wife has Nulla Osta al Ricongiungimento Familiare (to obtain accompanying family member Visa). We went to SF Consulate and discovered that the Questura of Lecco had made typographical errors on both. The Consulate said that they could not issue the Visa until the errors were corrected in the online system they use--the corrections must be initiated by the Questura. The Questura was contacted via the company in Italy for which I will work, and we were told both errors were fixed. The problem is that only my application was corrected. My Visa was issued (yeah!), but not my wife's Visa. I had to come to Italy because of work, so am here now. My wife is still in the US because the error is still not fixed (ongoing since Dec 29th). On Wednesday, the Questura said they made a mistake fixing the error, and that they have corrected it. But, by Friday, still no correction--thus no Visa can be issued to my wife. The SF Consulate said he contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which processes all the visa-related transactions. They reported that they can see all changes made by the all the Questura in Italy on any application. They reported that no changes have been made to my wife's application by the Questura.So, with this information we're going to push again on the Questura on Monday. It seems like the issue should be easy to resolve. However, we remain worried because we have no leverage or visibility into the problem except through others...and unfortunately, everyone seems happy to wait and see. The problem is that my wife must be in Italy before next Monday for a scholastic program, and we're worried that this will not be resolved in time. --> Any ideas from anyone on how to push this along? Should I contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to see if they can help the Questura make the change?Just for the benefit of others to help understand the timing and potential problems: Our Nulla Ostas took 6-7 months to obtain due to a variety of problems. 1. My company didn't apply for both Nulla Ostas in parallel. That was their fault, not the fault of the people who process the Nulla Osta applications.2. My Nulla Osta took a very long time to obtain because two Italian offices needed to interact, and for one office, the key person was on vacation in July, and for the other office the key person was on vacation in August, resulting in a very long delay during which nothing happened on the application.3. My wife's Nulla Osta took a long time because it was initially forwarded to the wrong Questura office. The two Questura offices had to interact to get the file transferred which took some time also. Then her application paperwork was lost. When it was found, the Nulla Osta was issued.4. For my wife's Nulla Osta, lodging certification was required for the application. The housing papers took a long time to obtain because they required an inspection of the gas and electrical systems of the housing we will live in. This meant that my company had to work with the landlord to schedule these and then they had to happen and then the paperwork had to get to the right office.Timeline:May 27: Beginning of discussions with my company to obtain Visas.End-June: Company makes application for my Nulla Osta.Sep 9: My Nulla Osta issued.Dec 2: My wife's Nulla Osta issued.Dec 29: Application for Visas at SF Consulate.--Denied due to typographical errors by Questura on our issued Nulla Ostas--they didn't exactly match our passports. Corrections need to be made via some internal online system by the Questura, and propagated to the Consulate via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Jan 5: Errors on my Nulla Osta fixed. My Visa issued.As of Jan 11: Still trying to resolve issue on my wife's Nulla Osta.For the benefit of others, the most difficult part of this process is that for the Work Visa others are doing everything on your behalf (the company in Italy getting the Nulla Osta for me and my wife), and so you have little control or influence over the process. Also frustrating is that offices do not seem to communicate with each other. (e.g., Questura - Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Consulate). We were so happy to find out that the Consulate called the Ministry--this was the first real inter-communication attempt to solve the problem made by any of the directly involved parties. (All other attempts came from us or our company in Italy to the various offices).As they say in Italy, "piano piano" which basically means take things slowly, or have patience. I hope others can somehow benefit from this information.