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NameName: Italian Republic

LocationLocation:Western Europe

TimeTime:IST (-) 4 1/2 hrs

CapitalCapital:Rome

LanguageLanguage:Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)

AreaArea:301,323 sq kms

PopulationPopulation: 61,482,297 (July 2013 est.)

National DayNational Day:2 Jun (Celebration in India on 15 March)

CurrencyCurrency: Euro (EUR) 1 = INR 81.13.

ClimateClimate: The Summers are hot, especially in the southern region. Spring and autumn are mild with pleasant and sunny weather. The winter season in the south is much drier and warmer than in northern and central areas. Climate in the mountain regions is colder with heavy winter and snowfalls.

HolidaysHolidays-Year 2018:1 Jan - New Year's Day, 6 Jan - Epiphany, 21 Apr - Easter Monday, 25 Apr - Liberation Day, 1 May - Labour Day, 2 Jun - Republic Day, 15 Aug -Assumption, 25 Oct - All Saints' Day, 8 Dec - Immaculate Conception, 25 Dec - Christmas Day, 26 Dec - St Stephen's Day.

Holidays NameAirlines Name: Alitalia (AZ)

International AirportsInternational Airports: Leonardo da Vinci(FCO) (Rome), Ciampino (CIA) (Rome), Borgopanigale (BLQ) (Bologna), Fontanarossa (Catania), Cristoforo Colombo (Genoa), Linate (LIN) (Milan), Malpensa (Milan), Capodichino (Naples), Galileo Galilei (PSA) (Pisa), Punta Raisi (PMO) (Palermo), Caselle (Turin), Marco Polo (Venice) (VCE)

This section gives you all details on visa rules and information. Here, you will find detailed information on all kinds of Visa, rules on visitor policies, visa forms and visa fees.
Italy is a Schengen State and has some specific visa guidelines. Kindly go through the following note: Schengen Territory: The citizens of India can get short stay visa for a period that ranges from one to ninety days, which will be valid for all countries of the Schengen Territory i.e. Austria, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Denmark, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland. The Schengen Convention is an innovative initiative taken for freedom of circulation of people. According to the same, foreigners having a valid stay permit delivered by one of the Schengen states can leave and later re-enter the Schengen Territory without taking visa again, but with a condition that they have a valid passport along with relevant travel document and a multiple entry visa.However, application for visas have to be submitted with the relevant Consular authorities, which are to be determined according to the following criteria

  1. If the applicant intends to stay in one country only, the application should be submitted at the Representation of the same country.

  2. If the applicant intends to travel to more than a few member States, the application should be submitted at the Representation of the country where the main point of travel lies mentioning the duration of stay.

  3. If the main destination cannot be determined, the competent Consular office for processing the application will be one of the countries of the first port of entry into the Schengen Territory.

  4. The long term visas are still subject to the Law of the country of destination. They must be applied for at the Consular Authorities of the concerned member of the states.

Visa Categories
  • Tourist
  • Business
  • Transit
  • Seamen
  • Student

Tourist

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.

  • Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.
  • One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.
Applicant’s Passport / Travel Document must:

  • Have been issued within the last 10 years, and its validity must not exceed 10 yrs.
  • Should have a validity of 3 months beyond the intended stay.
  • Have at least 2 blank pages.
Applicants should have an overseas medical insurance with minimum coverage of Euro 30,000/- for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. (Photocopy should be submitted). The list of some of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies offering Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa is as follows:

  • APOLLO MUNICH (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).
  • BAJAJ ALLIANZ (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).
  • FUTURE GENERALI (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).
  • HDFC ERGO (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • ICICI LOMBARD (for the age group of 3 months to 51 years).
  • IFFCO Tokio (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • NATIONAL (for the age group of 6 months to 80 years).
  • RELIANCE (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • ROYAL SUNDARAM (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • TATA/AIG (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).
  • ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 6 months to 60 years).
  • UNITED INDIA INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 0 months to 65 years).
In case of Applicants applying at Eastern region (in Kolkata VFS):- Travel Health Insurance submitted for all applications must be valid for 15 days beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen Area.

Other Requirements:

  • The travel itinerary with travel dates, including a return flight reservation or ticket.
  • A set of photocopy of Applicant’s Passport.
  • Proof of social or professional status (such as cover letter giving the purpose of the tour or leave authorization from the employer of the applicant.).
Documentary proof of availability of sufficient financial means of the applicant to survive in the country:

  • Salary slips / certificates of the past three months and Form F 16.
  • Status of personal bank account for the past six months, in original letter from the bank. OR Original and one photocopy of Bank Guarantee (“fidejussione bancaria”) from sponsor in Italy (if any) covering the expenses for the duration of stay as per the foreign exchange value (see above mentioned table). The original will be returned with the passport.
  • Income tax Challans (last three years) and Form 16
  • Foreign exchange endorsement on the passport and receipt.
  • Credit card copy with statement of credit limit.
Documentary proof of accommodation:
  • Confirmed hotel bookings. OR
  • Invitation letter from the sponsor in Italy (“Lettera di invito”, see attached form).
The Visa processing time is up to 10 to 15 working days. In addition, the Embassy reserves the right to ask for further documents.

In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an "Affidavit" attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form. Supporting Documents: Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.
Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.
Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.
Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).
The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring 'VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED'. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.
Fees for Conformity of Translation:-
Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page - INR 740/-
Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page - INR 1025/-
Passport Photocopy Attestation per page - INR 575/-.
VFS Legalization Charges - INR 140/-.
For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.
For Eastern Region Only:-
As per “The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata” the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only.
There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
All the above fees have to be paid in CASH only are non-refundable.
Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
For all Categories Rs. 5045 N/A
VFS Processing Fee Rs. 674 (Inclusive of government service tax) N/A
Child between (6 to 12) years Rs. 2945 N/A

Business Visa

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.

  • Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.
  • One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.
Applicant’s Passport / Travel Document must:

  • Have been issued within the last 10 years, and its validity must not exceed 10 yrs.
  • Should have a validity of 3 months beyond the intended stay.
  • Have at least 2 blank pages.
Applicants should have an overseas medical insurance with minimum coverage of Euro 30,000/- for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. (Photocopy should be submitted). The list of some of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies offering Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa is as follows:

  • APOLLO MUNICH (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).
  • BAJAJ ALLIANZ (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).
  • FUTURE GENERALI (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).
  • HDFC ERGO (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • ICICI LOMBARD (for the age group of 3 months to 51 years).
  • IFFCO Tokio (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • NATIONAL (for the age group of 6 months to 80 years).
  • RELIANCE (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • ROYAL SUNDARAM (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • TATA/AIG (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).
  • ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 6 months to 60 years).
  • UNITED INDIA INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 0 months to 65 years).
In case of Applicants applying at Eastern region (in Kolkata VFS):- Travel Health Insurance submitted for all applications must be valid for 15 days beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen Area.

Other Requirements:

  • The travel itinerary with travel dates, including a return flight reservation or bookings. Applicants must mention if any other country or countries will be covered during the whole trip.).
  • A set of photocopy of Applicant’s Passport.
  • Documentary proof of the economic status of the Company, which is sending the individual abroad.
  • Registration Certificates of Company or Proof of Board Membership for liberal professionals or Letter from Medical Institutions (in case of doctors).
  • Bank statement of the past six months.
  • IEC number (if applicable).
Application form should be enclosed with a letter from Indian Company or Institution, mentioning the purpose of the visit, the professional status of applicant, and details related to activities and business relation with Italian company. The letter should be signed by the authorized person, whose name and charge must be clearly identified.

Documentary proof of availability of sufficient financial means of the applicant to survive in the country:

  • Salary slips / certificates of the past three months and Form F 16.
  • Status of personal bank account for the past six months, in original letter from the bank.
  • Income tax Challans (of last three years) and Form 16
  • Foreign exchange endorsement on the passport and receipt.
  • Credit card copy with statement of credit limit.
Original letter of invitation from Italian company in Italian (should be attached with the form), duly signed by the authorized person, along with photocopy of the pages of his / her picture ID (passaporto o carta d’identita) giving relevant data, signature and validity of the document.

The processing time is up to 10 to 15 working days. The Embassy reserves the right to request to inquire about other documents.

Supporting documents: verification of original documents; Import - export license, import-export invoices to Italy, PAN card etc.

Please note: Photocopies are compulsory for all of the original documents to be returned. According to law in force, the Embassy / Consulate reserve the right to ask for further documentation. Applicants can always be asked to appear for a personal interview.For frequent travelers, photocopies of previous visa issued in the last two years by Schengen Countries, UK, USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Switzerland are required.

In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an "Affidavit" attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form.Supporting Documents:Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.

Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.

Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).

The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring 'VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED'. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.

Fees for Conformity of Translation:-

Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page - INR 740/-

Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page - INR 1025/-

Passport Photocopy Attestation per page - INR 575/-.

VFS Legalization Charges - INR 140/-.

For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.

For Eastern Region Only:-

As per “The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata” the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only.
There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
For all Categories Rs. 5045 N/A
VFS Processing Fee Rs. 674 (Inclusive of government service tax) N/A
Child between (6 to 12) years Rs. 2945 N/A

Transit Visa

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.

  • Transit Visa is required. Visa is issued for a maximum stay of five days and is subject to possession of travel ticket and Visa for the country of final destination.
  • Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.
  • One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.
  • Confirmed Visa for the next destination after Italy.
  • Confirmed travel ticket of the final destination.
  • Documentary proof of confirmed and prepaid hotel reservation.
In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an "Affidavit" attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form. Supporting Documents: Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.
Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.
Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.
Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).

The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring 'VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED'. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.
Fees for Conformity of Translation:-
Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page - INR 740/-
Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page - INR 1025/-
Passport Photocopy Attestation per page - INR 575/-.
VFS Legalization Charges - INR 140/-.
For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.
For Eastern Region Only:-
As per "The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata" the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only. There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
All the above fees have to be paid in CASH only are non-refundable.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
Visa fee is Rs. 5045 N/A
VFS Processing Fee Rs. 674 (Inclusive of government service tax) N/A
Child between (6 to 12) years Rs. 2945 N/A

Student Visa / Work Permit Visa

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.
  • The Applicant must have a passport valid for at least 90 days from the date of expiry.
  • Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.
  • One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.
  • Confirmed onward/ return air ticket.
  • Onward visa (if any).
  • Documentary proof of hotel confirmation from Italy.
  • Application form should be enclosed with a covering letter from Applicant explaining the purpose of trip, the duration of stay and outlining the travel itinerary, photocopy of the income tax clearance for the previous year.
Applicants should have an overseas medical insurance with minimum coverage of Euro 30,000/- for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. (Photocopy should be submitted). The list of some of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies offering Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa is as follows:
  • APOLLO MUNICH (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).
  • BAJAJ ALLIANZ (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).
  • FUTURE GENERALI (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).
  • HDFC ERGO (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • ICICI LOMBARD (for the age group of 3 months to 51 years).
  • IFFCO Tokio (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • NATIONAL (for the age group of 6 months to 80 years).
  • RELIANCE (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • ROYAL SUNDARAM (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • TATA/AIG (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).
  • ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 6 months to 60 years).
  • UNITED INDIA INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 0 months to 65 years).
In case of Applicants applying at Eastern region (in Kolkata VFS):- Travel Health Insurance submitted for all applications must be valid for 15 days beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen Area.

Evidence of funds in form of foreign exchange endorsement on the passport and receipt.
Copy of Credit card with statement of credit limit or bank guarantee ("fidejussione bancaria") from the sponsor in Italy (original and photocopy),
Proof of sufficient financial guarantees (original and photocopy to be presented):
  • Salary slips / certificates of the last three months.
  • Status of personal bank account for the last year (original only).
  • Income tax Challans (last three years),
Confirmed leave letter from the employer.
Indian seamen travelling on duty must carry a Letter of Guarantee from the shipping company with seamen book and passport.
A fax message from the shipping company in Italy (duly attested by the competent Port Captain) to the Embassy mentioning the particulars of the seamen, date and port of joining the ship is needed.
In case of a family visit, sponsorship letter attested by the Foreign Registration Office of the Italian Police Station (Questura) of the locality of residence of sponsor must be attached with visa documentation. The Visa is valid for 90 days and issued for a maximum stay of 30 days in the country.
The processing time is up to 10 to 15 working days. The Embassy reserves the right to request to inquire about other documents.
In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an "Affidavit" attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form. Supporting Documents: Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.
Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.
Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.
Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).
The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring 'VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED'. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.
Fees for Conformity of Translation:-
Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page - INR 740/-
Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page - INR 1025/-
Passport Photocopy Attestation per page - INR 575/-.
VFS Legalization Charges - INR 140/-.
For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.
For Eastern Region Only:-

As per “The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata” the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only.
There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
All the above fees have to be paid in CASH only are non-refundable.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
Visa fee is Rs. 5045 N/A
VFS Processing Fee Rs. 674 (Inclusive of government service tax) N/A
Child between (6 to 12) years Rs. 2945 N/A

Student Visa

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.

  • Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.
  • One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.
Applicant’s Passport / Travel Document must:

  • Have been issued within the last 10 years, and its validity must not exceed 10 yrs.
  • Should have a validity of 3 months beyond the intended stay.
  • Have at least 2 blank pages.
Applicants should have an overseas medical insurance with minimum coverage of Euro 30,000/- for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. (Photocopy should be submitted). The list of some of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies offering Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa is as follows:
  • APOLLO MUNICH (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).
  • BAJAJ ALLIANZ (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).
  • FUTURE GENERALI (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).
  • HDFC ERGO (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • ICICI LOMBARD (for the age group of 3 months to 51 years).
  • IFFCO Tokio (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • NATIONAL (for the age group of 6 months to 80 years).
  • RELIANCE (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • ROYAL SUNDARAM (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).
  • TATA/AIG (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).
  • ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 6 months to 60 years).
  • UNITED INDIA INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 0 months to 65 years).
In case of Applicants applying at Eastern region (in Kolkata VFS):- Travel Health Insurance submitted for all applications must be valid for 15 days beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen Area.

  • A set photocopy of applicant’s Passport.
  • “Dichiarazione di Valore” (Declaration of Value) of the applicant’s educational certificates, duly legalized by the Consular Office of this Embassy. The local Institution or School should advise this Embassy directly (in case) it is not required.
  • All education certificates duly Apostilled by Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Documentary proof of acceptance of enrollment by the Italian School or Institution, mentioning the duration of course.
  • Receipt of full payment of Tuition fees (if needed).
Documentation related to the applicant’s economic status:
University Courses or Post graduated courses: Evidence of means of support in Italy of not less than 350, 57 Euro for each month of the academic year. This availability can be proven in the form of: Bank Statement of applicant or family OR Bank loan.
Scholarship from Italian Government: Proof of scholarship (in original). Where the amount of the scholarship doesn’t satisfy the minimum established by law (see annexed table) the availability can be proven through: Bank Statement of applicant or family OR Bank loan OR Bank guarantees.
Non-University courses: Applicant’s adequate financial guarantees OR Bank guarantees (fidejussione bancaria”) covering the expenses for the duration of stay according to the foreign exchange value. Also, adequate means for repatriation OR return flight ticket or booking (for courses for period up to 90 days).
  • Applicant’s adequate evidence of Boarding and Lodging (if required).
  • Confirmed return flight ticket or booking (for courses up to 90 days).
  • Insurance coverage for medical treatment and / or hospitalization (not required for admission to Italian Universities).
  • (For visa requested over 90 days) the applicant need to submit his / her original (not scanned) admission letter stapled with the passport. At the time of collection of the passport, applicant must make sure that the admission letter or the declaration letter by the university is duly stamped by the Embassy.
  • Status of personal bank account for the last year (original only) should be attached with the application form.
  • The processing time is up to 10 to 15 working days. The Embassy reserves the right to request to inquire about other documents.

In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an "Affidavit" attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form. Supporting Documents: Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.
Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.
Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).
Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.
Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).

The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring 'VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED'. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.
Fees for Conformity of Translation:-

Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page - INR 740/-
Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page - INR 1025/-
Passport Photocopy Attestation per page - INR 575/-.
VFS Legalization Charges - INR 140/-.
For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.
For Eastern Region Only:-

As per “The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata” the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only.
There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%)
All the above fees have to be paid in CASH only are non-refundable.

Read on to this section to find-out about details of the nearest embassy of country or consulate of the country you want to visit.

New Delhi
Name: Embassy of Italy
Address: 50 E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri
City: New Delhi - 110 021
Country: India
Telephone: 2611 4355/ 59/ 53
Fax: 2687 3889
Timings: Mon to Thu
Office Timings: 0900 to 1700 hrs (Mon to Thurs) & 0900 to 1300 hrs (Fri)
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal.
New Delhi
Name: VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Address: No. 15-26, Block E 2nd Floor, International Trade Tower, Nehru place
City: New Delhi - 110 019
Country: India
Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 - 1700 hrs Mon - Fri)
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800-1200 hrs & 1300-1600 hrs
Visa Timings: 0900 to 1630 hrs
Email: infonorth.italyin@VFShelpline.com
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for J&K, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and North Eastern States.
Collection Timings: 0900 to 1630 hrs. (For collection of passports received from the Embassy the previous day) & 1300 to 1600 hrs. (For collection of passports received from the Embassy the same day)
Jalandhar
Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)
Address: AXIS Tower, 3rd Floor, Plot No-1, Badri Dass Colony, BMC Chowk GT Road
City: Jalandhar – 144001
Country: India
Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 - 1700 hrs Mon - Fri)
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800-1200 hrs & 1300-1500 hrs
Visa Timings: 0900 to 1500 hrs
Email: infonorth.italyin@VFShelpline.com
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for J&K, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and North Eastern States.
Collection Timings: 1500 to 1700 hrs
Chandigarh
Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)
Address: SCO 165 - 166, Sector-8 C, Madhya Marg
City: Chandigarh – 160018
Country: India
Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 - 1700 hrs Mon - Fri)
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800-1200 hrs & 1300-1500 hrs
Visa Timings: 0900 to 1500 hrs.
Email: infonorth.italyin@VFShelpline.com
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for J&K, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and North Eastern States.
Collection Timings: 1500 to 1700 hrs
Mumbai
Name: Consulate General of Italy
Address: Kanchanjunga, 1st Floor, 72 G Deshmukh Road
City: Mumbai- 400 026
Country: India
Telephone: 2380 4071/4073/2387 4072
Fax: 2387 4074
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0830 to 1530 hrs
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu; the Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.
Kolkata
Name: Consulate General of Italy
Address: 3 Raja Santosh Marg, Alipore
City: Kolkata - 700 027
Country: India
Telephone: 2479 2414/ 26Fax:2479 3892
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0930 to 1700 hrs
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura and West Bengal; the Union Territory of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Nepal.
Kolkata
Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)
Address: 3rd Floor, Om Tower, 32, Chowringhee Road
City: Kolkata – 700071
Country: India
Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 - 1700 hrs Mon - Fri)
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1600 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800-1200 hrs &1300-1500 hrs (Individual) & 0800 to 1100 hrs (Travel Agents)
Email: infonorth.italyin@vfshelpline.com
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura and West Bengal; the Union Territory of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Nepal.Collection Timings:0800-1200 hrs &1300-1500 hrs
Chennai
Name: Honorary Vice Consulate of Italy
Address: C/o. Ashok Leyland Ltd., 19 Rajaji Salai
City: Chennai - 600 001
Country: India
Telephone: 044- 2433 1120, 2433 7224
Fax: 044- 2534 1136
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0900 to 1200 hrs
Chennai
Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)
Address: New No. 3 Old No. 2, Sadasivam street, Gopalapuram
City: Chennai – 600086
Country: India
Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 - 1700 hrs Mon - Fri)
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for South Indian States.
Collection Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Bangalore
Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)
Address: Prestige Atrium, No 1, Central Street
City: Bangalore - 560 001
Country: India
Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 - 1700 hrs Mon - Fri)
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for South Indian States.
Collection Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs
Cochin
Name: VFS Global Service Pvt. Ltd
Address: No. 2A, 2nd Floor, South Point Hinton, Near North Police Station, Chittoor Road, Kacherippady
City: Cochin- 682 018
Country: India
Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 - 1700 hrs Mon - Fri)
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs
Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for South Indian States.
Collection Timings:0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs
Hyderabad
Name: VFS Global Service Pvt. Ltd
Address: 1-8-313, LINUS Building, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet
City: Hyderabad – 500016
Country: India
Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 - 1700 hrs Mon - Fri)
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs
Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com
Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for South Indian States
Collection Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs
Goa
Name: Honorary Vice Consulate of Italy
Address: C/o. Guala Closures (I) Pvt. Ltd., D-1, Sesa Ghor, 20 EDC Complex, P.O. Box: 101 Patto, Panjim
City: Goa- 403 001
Country: India
Telephone: 0832- 223 0697 / 98
Fax: 0832- 222 9907
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0900 to 1700 hrs
Notes: Visa is not handled. Passports are sent to Mumbai.
Ahmedabad
Name: Schengen Visa Application Centre
Address: Ground Floor, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce, Opp. Vallabhsadan Temple, Ashram Road
City: Ahmedabad - 380 009
Country: India
Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 - 1700 hrs Mon - Fri)
Timings: Mon to Fri
Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs
Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs
Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com
Collection Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

In this section, you can download the visa forms for the destination country according to your requirement and purpose of the tour. However, one must note that submission / acceptation of forms will subject to the visa rules and regulations of the country.

Download Visa Forms for Tourist/Business/Transit/Student Visa / Work Permit Visa
Tourist
For Mumbai Jurisdiction (For Applicants residing in Western and Southern India) Download Icon
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Letter of Invitation (Lettera Di Invito) for North & East India Form Download Icon
Letter of invitation(Lettera Di Invito) For Tourist and Business Visa (For West & South India) Download Icon
Business
For Mumbai Jurisdiction (For Applicants residing in Western and Southern India) Download Icon
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Transit
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Seamen
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Student
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