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Type of Italy Visas

Tourist Visa (Short term)
  • Processing time: 5-15 days
  • Stay period : Upto 90 days
  • Validity : 6 months
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 7199/-
Business Visa (Short term)
  • Processing time: 5-15 days
  • Stay period: Upto 90 days
  • Validity: 6 months
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 7199/-
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Documents required for Italy Visa

  • Must have Documents for Italy Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any;
    • Visa Application form;
    • 2 recent colour photographs (Photo Specification);
    • Personal Covering letter (For Employed - Plain paper/ For Self-Employed – Company Letterhead);
    • Original updated Bank Statement (last 6 months);
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16 for last 3 years;
    • Confirmed return flight tickets;
    • Hotel reservation;
    • Travel Insurance (minimum coverage of EUR 30000).

    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.

  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Original Leave sanctioned certificate with company seal and signature;
    • Last 3 months salary slip.

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Registration License / MOA / Partnership deed;
    • Company’s updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Company’s IT returns for last 3 years.

    3. If Retired:

    • Proof of retirement like pension book, statement etc.

    4. If Student

    • School / College / Institute ID Card;
    • Bonafide certificate.

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate;
    • No Objection Certificate from the parents / non-accompanying parent on Rs 100/- stamp paper;
    • ID proof of parent like passport or PAN card.

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Letter di invito;
    • Inviter’s ID proof like Passport or Resident Permit;
    • Address proof like any Electricity bill, any Utility bill etc.

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship letter;
    • Sponsor’s national ID proof like Passport, PAN card or Resident permit;
    • Updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Income tax returns of last 3 years.

    8. For Business Visa

    • Invitation letter from host Company stating purpose of trip, business details etc;
    • Covering letter from Indian company on company letterhead.
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Italy Visa FAQs

  • add What is Italy Schengen visa?

    Italy Schengen visa is a special kind of visa which allows you to travel among all the Schengen countries including Italy for a maximum period of upto 90 days. This is a traveller’s dream where with one visa you can travel to any of the other 25 Schengen countries along with Italy.

  • add The Schengen Visa is valid for which countries?

    A Schengen Visa (issued by a consulate or embassy of a Schengen State) is valid for all 26 States of the Schengen Area (including the European territory of Italy), unless it is marked otherwise on the visa sticker. So you do not need another visa to enter or stay in the European territory of Italy. However, you must be in possession of documentary evidence for the reasons of your stay and your means of support. Schengen Area comprises of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

  • add Is my Italian Schengen Visa application for only Italy?

    No, the Embassy/consulate issues visa not just for Italy but for the entire Schengen area allowing a visa holder to visit any of the 26 member countries being a part of the Schengen agreement.

  • add How long can I stay in the Schengen area on the basis of my visa?

    The Schengen Visa is a short stay visa and takes the form of a sticker affixed to your passport. The definition of “short stay” is a stay of "90 days in any 180 days period". This means that the total duration of stay is of maximum 90 days in any period of 180 days. The precise length of validity of your Schengen Visa is indicated on the visa sticker under the heading “Duration of visit”. With a single-entry visa you can enter the Schengen area only once. This is indicated on the visa sticker under the heading "Number of entries" by "1". A two-entry or a multiple-entry visa allows for two or several entries during the validity of the Schengen Visa. This is indicated on the visa sticker by "02" or "MULT" under the heading "Number of entries".

  • add Will all Schengen Visas be granted for 90 days?

    No, not necessarily all Schengen Visas will be granted for 90 days. You may get the Schengen Visa only for the number of days that you present in your travel itinerary and your flight & hotel bookings

  • add Can I apply again for a Schengen Visa if my application has been refused earlier?

    You are free to again apply for a Schengen Visa if your application has been refused earlier.

  • add What is the Schengen Visa cover letter?

    The Schengen Visa cover letter is a letter which summarizes your intent to travel to a country that is part of the Schengen area. In your cover letter you should explain:

    • the purpose of your trip
    • when and where you intend to travel
    • how your trip is going to be funded
    • day-by-day itinerary for your trip
    • duration of the trip
  • add As an Italy short-stay visa holder can I extend my Schengen Visa while in Italy?

    You cannot extend your Italy short-stay while in Italy except in special circumstances, and exceeding your permitted period of stay is considered an act of illegality or criminality. Instead, you must return to your home country within the permitted period of stay and apply for another Italy Visa if necessary.

  • add If my Italy short-stay multiple entry Schengen Visa is valid for a year, how long can I remain in the Italy territory?

    A short-stay Schengen Visa allows you to enter and stay in the Italy territory for a maximum period of 90 days within a period of six months.

  • add How long before the start of the intended visit should I apply for a Schengen Visa?

    You may only submit your Schengen visa application 90 days before your date of departure. We recommend that you apply at least 20 working days before the date you wish to depart as certain types of travel purpose may take longer than usual to process. For instance, the processing time of your Schengen Visa Application will take between 5-15 working days from your appointment date.

  • add How long does it take to obtain an Italy Visa?

    Typically, an Italy Visa (Schengen Visa) takes anywhere from 5 to 15 days to process in the Italy Embassy/Consulate. The processing time for an Italy Visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate's discretion.

  • add Is it mandatory for me to take an appointment for an Italy Visa application?

    Yes, an appointment is mandatory for Italy Visa application in order to provide your biometrics and submit your visa documents.

  • add My family is also applying for the Italy Visa, how many appointments should we make?

    Every member of the family needs an individual appointment.

  • add Which countries are part of the Schengen Area?

    The Schengen area covers 26 countries ("Schengen States") without border controls between them. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. These countries apply the common visa policy for short stay Visas. This Visa allows you to travel through Italy and the Schengen area for up to 90 days.

  • add I am traveling to multiple Schengen countries. From which Consulate should I apply for my Schengen Visa?

    The Schengen Visa must be applied from the Embassy / Consulate of the country where you will be staying for maximum number of days. If your stay has equal number of days in each country then you must apply to the Embassy / Consulate of the country which would serve as the first port of entry.

  • add Can I leave the Schengen area and return again with my Schengen Visa?

    Schengen Visas may allow for a single-entry or multiple entries. With a single-entry visa you can enter the Schengen area only once. This is indicated on the visa sticker by "01". With a visa allowing for two or multiple entries you may enter twice or several times during the validity of the Schengen Visa.

  • add What is the difference between a single-entry Schengen Visa and a multiple-entry Schengen Visa?

    According to the EU, a single-entry Schengen Visa allows entry to the Schengen area only once, meaning you are not permitted to re-enter the Schengen Area after leaving, while a multiple-entry Schengen Visa allows multiple entries into the Schengen Area within the visa’s validity period (90 days total within 180-day period).

  • add Do I have to present any other document at the Schengen external borders apart from my travel document with the Schengen Visa?

    The short-stay visa does not automatically entitle you to enter the Schengen area. At the border (or during other controls) you may have to show the visa but also provide additional documentation for example; evidence that you have sufficient means to cover the stay and the return trip. It is therefore recommended that you carry with you copies of the documents which you presented while applying for the Schengen visa (e.g. letters of invitation, travel confirmations, other documents stating the purpose of your stay).

  • add Do I have to apply in person for the Schengen Visa?

    Yes, applications by mail will not be accepted. The Schengen visa application should be presented in person because biometrical data must be recorded.

  • add Why is personal appearance mandatory for Italy Visa?

    As from 2nd November 2015 following the introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), all Schengen visa applicants in India have to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography). The photograph can be digitally taken at the time of the application or scanned from an existing one. For subsequent applications within the 5 years the fingerprints can be copied from the previous application file in the VIS. In case of reasonable doubt regarding the identity of the applicant, the consulate will again collect fingerprints within the 5 year period specified above. Furthermore, the applicant may request that they be collected if, at the time when the application is lodged, it cannot be immediately confirmed that the fingerprints were collected within this 5 years period.

  • add Do I need to have purchase travel insurance?

    Yes. Applicants should prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay(s) on the territory of the Schengen Member States. The insurance should be valid throughout the territory of the Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage must be EUR 30000.

  • add What are the Schengen Visa travel insurance requirements?

    Your travel Insurance plan for a Schengen Visa must meet the following requirements:

    • Minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros (approx. USD $34,000)
    • Coverage for repatriation for medical reasons
    • Coverage for emergency medical treatment
    • Coverage for expenses resulting from your death
    • Coverage for the entire period of your intended stay
    • Valid in all Schengen Area countries
  • add Can you process the Travel Insurance for me?

    Even though Travel Insurance is a mandatory requirement for processing Schengen Visa, you are strongly advised to purchase a health / travel insurance to cover yourself in Italy as medical treatment can be very expensive in Italy. We can certainly assist you with the travel insurance as it’s an absolute necessity for International travel in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add How to apply for Italy Visa online?

    The easiest way to apply for an Italy Visa is to contact us. We are experts in the travel and tourism sector with over 40 years of exp erience. Through our expertise, in-depth knowledge and integrity, we commit to delivering an exceptional experience to our customers each and every time you use our service. In order to help us understand your unique visa needs, please drop in your query and our Expert will get in touch with you.

    How to apply for Italy Visa Online:

    1. Choose your preferred type of Italy Visa based on your Travel type
    2. Make payment online
    3. Submit documents online on our portal
    4. Receive your Italy Visa once approved
  • add What is role of the VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.?

    VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. is the preferred outsourced partner to Embassy & Consulate General of Italy in India. VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Italy Application Centers function as collection and processing centers for Italy Visa.

  • add How can I check the status of my Italy Visa application?

    Applicants can check the status of your visa application online using the VFS Reference number and last name. Kindly visit the Track Your Application section of the Italy VFS website.

  • add Will I get my visa at the end of the process?

    As an application centre,VFS will not be able to guarantee you a visa. The issuance or refusal of a Italy visa is the sole prerogative of The Embassy/Consulate. The Italy Visa Application Centre cannot influence this decision in any way.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Visa process?

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  • add What is the Italy Visa fees for Indian citizens?

    Italy Visa Fees for Indian Citizens

    Type of Italy Visa Italy Visa Fees
    Tourist Visa (Short term)  ₹ 7,199
    Business Visa (Short term)  ₹ 7,199
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Simple steps to get a Italy Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer a superior, quick and hassle-free Italy Visa Facilitation service. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Travel visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Italy visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Italy Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Provide your travel details to our Visa Expert and get all your queries answered.

Step 2: Pay your visa fee online and upload all your documents online through our secured online document locker to ensure its confidentiality.

Step 3: Your Italy visa documents will be thoroughly verified and scrutinized by our Experts who will notify you of any pending document or additional requirement.

Step 4: Our Visa Expert will complete your Visa application online and schedule appointment as part of the Italy Visa process.

Step 5: On the appointment day you will need to submit Biometrics information that includes fingerprinting and photograph, and submit your visa file.

Step 6: Receive your Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Italy

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Italy Visa;
  • Be in good health; Read more
  • Good moral character;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as an incentive to come back to your home country;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before your Italy visa expires;
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself in Italy and the amount depends on how long you will stay in Italy and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport;
  • Valid Italy Visa; Read more
  • Confirmed return Ticket;
  • Contact details of your relative, friends or business contact in Italy;
  • Confirmed hotel bookings (If Any);
  • Italy Currency and other forms of forex;
  • An unlocked smartphone, preferable with a Sim card from India;
  • Any additional documents required to prove your purpose of visit (especially if you are travelling on a business Visa).
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What to do when you arrive in Italy

  • Keep your Declaration form in hand (provided to you on the flight); Read more
  • Keep all travel documents (passport, valid Italy Visa, return ticket, hotel bookings etc.) ready in case the immigration officer asks to produce any document;
  • If you are an unaccompanied minor, make sure you stay with the flight attendant who is in charge of your safety. Additionally, you must recognise the adult picking you up at the airport. If you have any doubts, you must inform the airline staff immediately.
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Italy travel guide

Ever since tourism has boomed in this country, most of the tourists have rated this as the best place to live. With the most diverse landscapes and beautiful sceneries; this amazing country has got it all. Read more

Italy is easy to recognize on any world map, as the country is shaped like a high-heeled boot, as you can see on the map above. It looks like the boot is kicking a ball, which is the island of Sicily, don’t you think?

Apart from the seemingly perfect climate; Italy boasts a wide variety of delicious cuisine that will take your taste buds on an extravagant ride. Rated as the most well-known tourist destination, Italy has something for all the tourists. Be it the historic cities or the visibly beautiful infrastructure; Italy is a lovely place to spend your time on a perfect vacation. Italy has a reputation for being the place which makes you feel like you never want to leave it. Right from the ruins in Rome to the Alps and Dolomites in the North; this country boasts a wide diversity in the choice of landscapes. Be it the winter sports or the wildlife activities, Italy is a beautiful place to spend the time of your life. Once you visit Italy, there is no turning back!

Here is a list of wonderful places you should not miss on your trip to Italy:

  • Centro Storico, Rome : While you are in the mystical city of Rome, be prepared to be dazzled by the beautiful structures that this city bears. The Centro Storico is one of them.
  • Lecce: With a stunning Baroque architecture and opulent churches; this place is a must-visit in the south of Italy.
  • Sicily’s Greek ruins : Be it the ancient theatres of Taormina and Siracusa or the temple complex nearby Agrigento; these fine pieces in Italy will make you feel like you are in Greece!
  • Wine Bars: Nothing is better than a plate of local cheese and cold meat accompanied by a glass of perfect wine.
  • Urbino: This art capital of Italy, created by Federico da Montefeltro is an ultimate tourist destination for all the art lovers.
  • Ravenna’s Mosaics: These beautiful mosaic structures built in the beautiful churches of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo and Sav Vitale are an epitome of grace.
  • AAmalfi Coast : This stunning coast is one of those places in Italy that you must visit at least once in your life.
  • Piazza San Marco in Venice: Featuring the most exotic cathedral of Italy, this place is one of the best urban lands in Italy.

TThe fantastic country of Italy comes under the Schengen Area/ Zone that is defined as per the Schengen Agreement. The Schengen Agreement allows the free and unrestricted movement of goods, people, services, and capital based on some common rules. This Schengen Zone contains the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Liechtenstein

If you obtain the Schengen Visa, it permits you to travel to these countries and across the internal borders without any additional Visa permits.

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Italy Facts and Figures

Name
Italy
Location:
Western Europe
Time::
IST (-) 4 ½ hours Read more
Capital:
Rome
Major cities:
Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Florence
Language:
Italian, German, French, Slovene
Area:
301,323 sq kms
Population:
61,855,120
National day:
02 Jun
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Main Airline:
Alitalia
International Airports:
Leonardo da Vinci (FCO)
Malpensa (MXP)
Punta Raisi (PMO)
Torino (TRN)
San giusto Galileo Galilei (PSA)
Capodichino (NAP)
Linate (LIN)
Catania (CTA)
Sestri Cristoforo Colombo (GOA)
Bologna (BLQ)
Ciampino (CIA)
Best time to visit Italy :
April to July and September to October
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Other Italy Visa types

We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following visa applications.

A. Short Term Visas-Schengen “C” type

A short – term entry visa, C Type (for within 90 days) usually called as Schengen Visa and allows person to stay not more than 90 days. Below are the visa sub-categories:

  • Tourist: A Schengen Visa (short stay) entitles the holder to visit the Schengen countries for Tourism, visiting friends / family or other non-business related purposes up to 90 days within a 180 day period from date of first entry. The stay me be either continuous or several visits depending upon whether the visa is single or multiple entry.
  • Business: This type of Schengen Visa allows business people to make a short business visit to Schengen during your visa validity period. Business activities may include a conference, negotiation or exploratory business visit up to 90 days within a 180 day period from date of first entry. The stay me be either continuous or several visits depending upon whether the visa is single or multiple entry.
  • eligious: This visa provides for the temporary stay of persons who will be full-time religious workers in Schengen. Religious work is work of a religious nature for which the applicant has had relevant religious training. The religious work proposed must directly serve an organization’s religious objectives. It would usually be religious work involved in:
    • providing spiritual leadership
    • conducting worship
    • teaching or guidance in religion
    • ministering, pastoral care or proselytizing
    • other high level specialist work in relation to the above
  • Study:This visa option is for applicants who wish to study or do research in Italy for a duration up to 90 days.
  • Sports: This visa is for professional and amateur sportspeople, judges and adjudicators who want to come to Italy to participate in their field of sport.
  • Invitation: This visa is for applicants from the Public Body or Institution detailing the professional status of the applicant & purpose of the visit, which for this type of visa has to be a “public” one.

B. Long Term Visas-"D" Type

A long-term entry visa (for more than 90 days) is called a “National Visa” NV and grants access for long-term sojourn (stay) in the State that issued it allows, on condition it is still valid, the free circulation for a period of no more than 90 days per half-year in the territory of other Member States. Below are the visa sub-categories:

  • Religious: This visa provides for the long stay of persons who will be full-time religious workers in Schengen. Religious work is work of a religious nature for which the applicant has had relevant religious training. The religious work proposed must directly serve an organization’s religious objectives. It would usually be religious work involved in:
    • providing spiritual leadership
    • conducting worship
    • teaching or guidance in religion
    • ministering, pastoral care or proselytizing
    • other high level specialist work in relation to the above
  • Study: This visa option is for applicants who wish to study or do research in Italy for a duration of more than 90 days.
  • Family reunion Visa: Family reunion visas are visas intended to reunite family members specifically husbands/wives, children and parents economically dependent on the sponsors. It is a long term (type D) period visa. The Family reunion visas must be authorized through the specified authorization ("NULLA OSTA") issued by the competent Italian Authorization in which are listed the family members who may apply for the visa.
  • Employment: The Visa allows applicants to enter Italy for a short term period (type "C") or for a long term period (type "D") with the purpose to work while earning a salary. This Visas are subject to an Authorization ("NULLA OSTA") issued by the competent Italian Authority ("SPORTELLO UNICO PER L'IMMIGRAZIONE") which is valid within 6 months from the date of issuing.
  • Self-Employment:This visa is for applicants who require work permit (permesso di soggiorno per Self-Employment (Lavoro Autonomo)) given their work requires or permits them to be self-employed.
  • Accompanying Spouse (Al Seguito): This visa option is for spouse who wishes to accompany partners on work permit visa. The application for both main applicant and accompanying spouse should be lodged together.
  • Internship (Tirocinio Formazione): This visa option is for students who wish to undergo Internship in Italy.
  • Re-Entry: People lawfully residing in Italy, having lost their residence permit or people having left the country before receiving the renewal of the said permit, can apply for the re-entry visa proving that he/she has travelled out of the country for genuine and important reasons. The visa will be issued from the competent "Questura" (Police Headquarters) in Italy. It is a long term period visa (type D) - Single entry.