How to Apply for Italy Visa

You will need these two documents to get an Italy Visa:

  • A valid passport or travel document (valid for at least three more months)
  • A visa, if subject to the Italian visa regime.

Who Needs a Schengen Visa to Enter Italy?

You need a Schengen visa if you are:

  1. A national of a third-world country which has not yet reached a visa liberalisation agreement with Schengen states
  2. You are a national of a third-world country which has signed a visa liberalisation agreement with the Schengen states, however, you were rejected from entering Italy a Schengen country.

Documents Required to Apply for an Italian Schengen Visa

  • Two photos of yourself
  • Italian visa application form
  • Not more than 10 years.
  • Valid passport
  • Copies of your previous visas
  • Your passport has a validity of at least three months beyond the date on which you want to leave Italy.
  • Round-trip Flight Itinerary
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Ferry Ticket
  • Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Italy.
  • Schengen travel visa insurance

If self-employed:

  • A copy of your business license
  • Company bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)

If employed:

  • Employment contract
  • Current bank statement of the latest 6 months
  • Leave permission from the employer
  • Income Tax Return (ITR) form

If retired:

  • Pension statement of the latest 6 months

If a student:

  • Proof of enrolment
  • No-objection certificate from school or university
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If applicable:

  • Proof of regular income generated by a property, for the last 6 months

Italy Airport Transit

When you apply for getting an Italy Airport Transit visa, you have to provide these documents:

  1. A valid visa (if needed) for the final country one is travelling to.
  2. The flight ticket for the final country you are travelling to.

Documents Required for a Transit Schengen Visa to Italy

  • The ticket for the final country you are travelling to.
  • A valid visa
  • Letter from the inviting Shipping Company
  • Original and photocopy of Seaman’s book
  • Medical Fitness Certificate
  • Employment contract

Italy Visitor Visa Requirements

  • Bank certification, bank books (last six months)
  • Proof of financial means
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Sponsorship Letter
  • Proof of relationship with the host residing in Italy.
  • Letter of Invitation

Italy Visa for Cultural, Sports, Film Crew or Religious Purposes Requirements

  • Invitation letter from the relevant body
  • Entry tickets
  • Enrolment conditions
  • Detailed program of the event in Italy.
  • Other documents
  • Proof of previous performances

Italy Tourist Visa Requirements

  • Bank statement
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Proof how you will be financing your trip to Italy.

Italy Study Visa Requirements

  • No objection letter
  • Internship agreement
  • Enrolment proof
  • Dichiarazione di Valore (Declaration of Value)

Italy Business Visa Requirements

  • Covering letter from Italian the inviting company
  • Registration Certificate of the inviting company
  • A letter from your employer
  • Proof of trip financing

Italy Medical Visa Requirements

  1. A local medical report
  2. A medical attestation from the hospital or doctor in Italy
  3. Proof of financial arrangement made
  4. Official confirmation of the treatment/appointment

The Visa Requirements for Wife/Husband of an Italian Citizen

  • Proof of Italian citizenship
  • Italian marriage certificate
  • Italian family record book

Italy Visa Requirements for Official Visit

  • The official invitation copy.
  • Evidence about the purpose of the journey (negotiations, meetings, event by intergovernmental organizations, consultations).

Where to Apply for an Italian Short-Stay Visa?

  1. The Italian Embassy
  2. The Italian consulate
  3. A Visa Application Center to which Italy has outsourced visa submission
  4. The Embassy / Consulate of another Schengen country to which Italy has outsourced visa submission

How Long Does It Take to Get an Italian Visa?

The processing time for a short-stay Italy visa could take up to 15 days. According to the situation, the period could be extended up to 30 days. There are exceptional cases which could take up to 60 days.

How Much Does It Cost to Apply for an Italian Visa?

The Italian Visa fee is as follows:

  • €35 for children under the age of 12
  • €60 for adults
  • Free for children under the age of 6

How Long Can We Stay in Italy Without a Visa?

  1. Nationals of EU / EEA member countries: Up to 90 days, within a 180-day period.
  2. Passport holders of Italy visa-exempt countries: Up to 90 days, within a six-month period.
  3. Nationals of Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of South Korea, the United States of America can stay longer to get a residence permit within three months of arrival in Italy.
  4. Nationals of the rest of the Italy visa-exempt countries have to apply for an Italian National visa for long-stays.
  5. Nationals of countries that still have not signed a visa-free agreement with Italy and the other Schengen states have to get a visa before heading to Italy.

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