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Italy Visa

Italy is famous for its glorious landscapes, history, and food. People worldwide, including Indians, visit this stunning place for tourism, work, and study. Over 50 million tourists annually enjoy a stunning family vacation and a romantic destination in Italy, which is part of the Schengen region. All Indians need a Schengen visa for Italy before coming here.

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Italy Visa for Indians

The Schengen region consists of multiple Schengen states, including Italy. To visit Italy, non-EU citizens must apply for a relevant Italy visa according to the Schengen guidelines. Italy visa requirements include many essential steps, which have been discussed in this article.

The Embassy of Italy grants Indians who wish to come here a Schengen visa for Italy from India. With multiple Schengen visas available, visitors can apply for a suitable Italy visa online, depending on the purpose of their visit.

This Schengen visa is a comprehensive visa issued to non-European citizens to enter the Schengen area. Take a look at some important features of the Italy Visa for Indians:

Categories Specification
Italy Visa Price* Adults: EUR 80; Children (6-12 years): EUR 40
Italy Visa Stay Duration Up to 90 days for Short Term Visa
Italy Visa Processing Time At least 15 days
Italy Visa on Arrival for Indians Not Available

*Values will vary depending on the category of the visa applied

The Italian Embassy has appointed VFS Global Services as the official partner to provide Italy visa application services in India. It facilitates the Embassy/Consulate in collecting Italy visa application forms online. It also handles visa fee submission and returns passports to applicants. Travellers can learn about Italy visa requirements here. It is also compulsory for all foreign nationals to buy Schengen travel insurance to apply for an Italian visa.

Italy Visa Checklist: Documents Required

Application for any Schengen visa requires considerable paperwork. Indians must provide several Italy visa documents as a part of their visa checklist for Italy. Here is a list of documents needed to apply for an Italy visa:

  • Duly filled-in Italy visa application forms
  • Booking confirmation of return flight tickets
  • Proof of accommodation in Italy
  • Two recent passport-size photographs (As per the Italy visa photo size)
  • Passport with a minimum of 3 months more validity from the date of intended visa expiry. It should have at least two empty pages and should have been issued in the last 10 years
  • Documents supporting the applicant's employment status
  • Evidence of sufficient financial ability
  • Travel health insurance or medical travel insurance is valid throughout the Schengen area
  • Polio vaccination certificate mentioning the applicant was vaccinated 4 weeks to 12 months before travelling to Italy (People who have stayed in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Syria or Somalia for more than 4 weeks)

Refer to the table given below to find out about any additional Italy visa documents depending on your purpose of visit:

Purpose of Visit Documents Required
Business Licence/ certificate from relevant authority granting permission to operate a business in India

Letter of invitation from an Italian company

Trip itinerary with business contacts and their details, including addresses

Booking confirmation of return flight tickets

Medical Treatment Letter from the doctor in India mentioning the illness

Letter from the healthcare provider in Italy mentioning the kind of treatment to be given, start, duration and estimated cost of treatment

Certificate from the healthcare provider in Italy confirming that the patient has deposited 30% of the estimated treatment cost

Authorisation issued by the Health Ministry on humanitarian grounds, if any

Proof of accommodation for the person accompanying the patient

Booking confirmation of return flight tickets

Transit Visa for the destination country, if required

Document suggesting the need to travel through the Schengen area

Sports Letter from the Sports Ministry or the Sports Organization in India stating the purpose, duration and estimated cost of the trip

Letter of invitation from the Sports organisation in Italy

Proof of accommodation in Italy from the Italian organisation

Affidavit from both parents giving consent to travel abroad (in case of minor sportsperson)

Invitation Visa Booking confirmation of return flight tickets

Travel itinerary, including travel dates

Cover letter from the traveller mentioning the purpose, duration of the trip

Cover letter from the relevant organisation confirming the professional status of the traveller

Letter of invitation from the Italian organisation stating the details of the event and estimated cost of the trip

Study (Long stay and Short-stay) Acceptance/ enrollment letter for the course in Italy

Proof of accommodation in Italy

Declaration of Value of applicant's educational certificates by the Italian Embassy

Educational certificates of the applicant apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs

Payment receipt of tuition fees

Proof of economic status

Letter of admission in original

Work For Employment visa:

Clearance certificate from Single Immigration Desk (SUI) allowing to work in Italy

For Self-Employment visa:

Certificate identifying the resources to operate the business, issued by the Chamber of Commerce of the Italian region where the business will operate

Proof of income that exempts the applicant from participation in health expenditure

Nulla Osta from the relevant Police HQ

Family Reunion Clearance certificate from Single Immigration Desk (SUI)

Proof of relationship between the traveller and the family member with Italian citizenship

Consent letter to issue visa from the one parent (if minor travelling with the other parent)

Types of Italy Visa

Different types of visas are issued to non-Schengen citizens who want to visit Italy. Being a part of the Schengen Zone, you can apply for a suitable Italy Schengen Visa. Take a look at the different Italy visas below:

  • Type A: Airport Transit
    It is required if travellers are passing through Italy. It is meant for people who have a stopover in Italy and must board a connecting flight to reach their destination country.
  • Type C: Schengen Visa
    A short-term Uniform visa for Italy is issued by the Italian Embassy to people who want to travel to Italy for a short period, with a maximum of 90 days.
    It is issued to people whose primary purpose of travel is a vacation or to visit family and friends based in Italy. People can also apply for this visa to receive medical treatment, attend business meetings, cultural events, sports competitions, short-term study courses, etc. Depending on the purpose of the visit, Indians can apply for any of these Italy visas.
  • Type D Schengen Visa: National Visa for Italy
    This Italy visa is granted to foreign nationals who want to stay in Italy for more than 90 days. The National visa is available in three sub-categories:
    1. Study Visa
    Italy Study visas can be applied for by people who want to study in Italy. To be eligible for this visa, the applicant must be enrolled in a full-time course in Italy. People with this visa can also conduct research work in Italy.
    2. Work Visa
    Italy Work visa allows foreign nationals to work in Italy and includes employment and self-employment visas. While an Italy employment visa is made for intra-company transfers, skilled professionals and salaried workers, a self-employment visa is meant for business owners, startup owners, freelancers, sportspersons, etc.
    3. Family Reunion Visa
    A family Reunion visa is a type of Italy visa meant for people visiting Italy to reunite with their family members and stay with them for a long time.
    Foreigners can apply for an Italy visa for a short stay or a Schengen visa even if they visit more than one Schengen state. However, the Italian Embassy will only accept your Schengen visa application if Italy is the main destination of your trip. The main destination refers to the Schengen state where the traveller will spend the longest duration of their trip or where the trip's main purpose will unfold.

Italy Visa Processing Time in India

Different types of Italy visas can take varying times to process. Take a look at various Italy visa processing time India:

Types of Italy Visas Processing Time
Short-term Schengen Visa for Italy 15 working days
90 days for Italy Study Short Stay Visa
National Visa (Long-term Schengen visa for Italy) Italy Study Visa: 90 days
Italy Work Visa: 90-120 days
Italy Family Reunion Visa: 30 days

How to Visa for Italy from India?

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Italy visa requirements are quite simple. All Italy visa application forms must be submitted to VFS Global Services, which collects them on behalf of the Italian Embassy/Consulate. You must bear all Italy visa costs about the application, including surcharges.

When applying for the Italy visa, check the Consulate with jurisdiction over your residence city. The jurisdiction will cover the city you have been residing in for the last six months. Follow the steps given below to apply for Italy visa for Indians:

  • Visit the official website of VFS Global Italy
  • Select the type of visa you want to apply for as per your purpose of travel
  • Arrange all the required documents
  • Schedule an appointment at the Visa Application Centre
  • Submit the documents
  • Pay the visa fees

Italy Visa Fee

All applicants for Italy visas will have to pay a visa fee when submitting their visa applications. Refer to the table given below to find out the visa fee you need to pay with different types of Italy visas:

Types of Italy Visas Visa Fees (in Euro)
Schengen Visa Adults: 80
Children below 6 years: 40
National Visa National Study Visa 50
National D Visa 116

Travel Insurance for Italy Visa

Italy is a lovely country with many historical marvels. A wide variety of adventure sports are available for tourists and locals alike. But even in the safest and most gorgeous places, you can have an emergency.

You can get injured while having fun or forget your passport or your handbag at a pizza place in Rome. Such situations can create a lot of panic and might disrupt your trip entirely. However, you can handle such situations wisely if you have insured your trip with a travel insurance policy.

Schengen travel insurance for Italy protects you from such issues. It provides adequate medical and financial assistance in the hour of need and compensates for any losses you may incur due to any eventuality.

Buying a Schengen travel insurance policy is mandatory for all applicants for an Italy visa, whether you want to apply for a tourist visa or a work visa. Your visa application will be denied if you don't have travel insurance. Ensure your international travel insurance policy has a minimum cover of EUR 30,000 per the Embassy of Italy guidelines.

Typically, Schengen travel insurance for Italy covers medical expenses, loss of passport, personal accident cover, medical evacuation, personal liability, trip delay, missed connection flight, repatriation of mortal remains, etc.

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Italy Visa Application Tracking

To check your Italy visa status online, follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of VFS Global Italy
  • Select your Embassy/ Consulate
  • Go to ‘Track Your Application'
  • Enter your reference number and date of birth
  • Click on submit

Italy visa tracking online is straightforward. You will see the status of your application upon clicking the submit option.

Italy Schengen Visa: FAQs

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* Price shown is for a 30 day trip to Italy with 50,000 dollar coverage for an adult of age 25 years

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