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To know about visa procedures, please visit the website In most of the countries, Italian Embassies issue Schengen Visa to the eligible applicants. Please access the website of Italian Embassy in your country.

Based on above website of Schengen Visa for Italy, we are adding some important information as under:

Italy Entry Requirements

All EU / EEA nationals will only need to present an identification document to enter Italy due to the common travel area of the Schengen Zone, part of which Italy is. In the meantime, if you are a non-EU/EEA traveller wishing to visit Italy, San Marino or the Vatican, you will need to present the following at the Italian port of entry in order to be permitted to enter:

Other documents such as an invitation letter from an Italian host, proof you have the financial means for a trip to Italy or a round-trip ticket, may be required from you. For more information in this regard, contact the local consular services of Italy in your country of residence.

Moreover, the Italian border officer may ask you a few questions related to your trip to Italy, i.e.:

Note that the Italian border police holds the final decision if you shall be permitted to enter Italy or not. If the Italian border officer concludes that you are no risk for Italy, upon checking your documents, you will be permitted to enter Italy, and thus the Schengen territory.

Please, make sure that the Italian border officer stamps your passport when you enter Italy. Without a stamp, you could be fined or detained from Italy.

Who Needs a Schengen Visa to Enter Italy?

You will need a short-stay visa to enter Italy and any other member country of the Schengen zone if you belong to one of the following categories:

What Documents Are Required When Applying for an Italian Schengen Visa?
The following documents are required for any short-term Italian Schengen visa application:

Travel health insurance policies for foreigners visiting Italy that fulfil Italian Visa requirements can be purchased online from Europ Assistance or Mondial Care. Travel insurance policies issued by both companies are accepted by Italian authorities worldwide.

Citizens of Pakistan and Afghanistan, Iraq, and Palestine and Travel Document Holders

Citizens of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Travel Documents holders (with the three letters code XXA or XXB appearing in the ICAO) must provide a birth certificate or Consular declaration containing the full names of their mother and father.

Italy Tourist Visa Requirements

If you intend to visit Italy under the sole purpose of tourism, i.e. Vacation, recreation, experiencing the country and its culture or sightseeing, then you will have to apply for an Italy Tourist Visa.

Required Documents for a Tourist Schengen Visa to Italy

When applying to obtain an Italian Tourist visa, you must provide the following additional documents:

Italy Visitor Visa Requirements

When travelling to Italy upon the invitation of a friend or a family member residing in Italy, you will need to hold an Italy Visitor visa in order to be permitted to enter and remain in Italy for up to 90 days within a 6-month period.

Required Documents for a Schengen Visitor Visa to Italy

When applying to obtain a visa to visit your friends or relatives in Italy, you must provide the following additional documents:

How to Apply for an Italian Short-Stay Visa?

In order to complete the application process to obtain a short-stay visa to Italy, you must follow these steps:

  1. Find out where you need to apply for an Italy visa.
  2. Figure out which Italian visa type you need.
  3. Fulfil the application form for an Italian short-stay visa.
  4. Collect the required documents for an Italy visa.
  5. Appoint a visa interview with the Italian Embassy/Consulate or a visa application centre in your country of residence.
  6. Attend the interview.
  7. Wait for the processing of your Italian Schengen visa.

Where to Apply for an Italian Short-Stay Visa?

The Italian presence in each world country has regulated visa submission differently. As a result, you may have to apply at one of the following Italy diplomatic bodies in your country of residence:

Who Can Apply for a Schengen Visa at the Italian Embassy/Consulate?

In order to be eligible to submit your short-stay visa application at an Italian Embassy/Consulate/VAC, one of the following statements must correspond to your situation:

Moreover, you will be permitted to file an Italy short-stay visa application at an Italian Embassy / Consulate / VAC only if you are a:

You cannot apply for a short-stay Italian visa from a country in which you are currently on a visa.

How Long Does It Take to Get an Italian Visa?

The processing time for an Italian short-stay visa may take up to 15 days. Still, according to your specific situation, this period may be extended up to 30 days. Exceptional cases may take up to 60 days, since the Italian embassies may have to consult with other Schengen consulates.

To avoid any delay in the issuance of your Italian short-stay visa, you should submit your application as soon as possible, though no earlier than three months before you travel to Italy.

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

The Italian Visa fees for short-term visits for all types of visas are as follows:
Italian Schengen Visa Category Fee in EUR Fee in USD*
Adult 80€ 96$
Children between 6-12 years of age 40€ 48$
Children younger than 6 years of age Free Free
Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports travelling for official purposes Free Free
A family member of an EU/EEA national Free Free
Pupils, students and accompanying teachers during a school trip Free Free
Researchers travelling to perform scientific research Free Free
Nationals from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia. 35€ 42$

* The applicable visa fee in USD (US Dollar) is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.

The fee for the visa is due at the time the application is submitted and is not refundable. If you withdraw the application or it is rejected the fee will not be reimbursed.

Knowing More about Italy

How to Reach Italy

By Air

Italy has two national airlines, Air Italy and Alitalia that offer reasonable prices for travelers headed to this country. International flights to Italy tend to typically land either in Rome or Milan, with the former seeing more incoming flight traffic than the latter. However, there are a host of mid-range airlines that land in almost all the other major cities. Rome is home to two airports, Ciampino and Fiumicino. Once you reach the capital, you can get anywhere you want by road or train.

Travelling Within Italy by Train

You’ll find a variety of inter-city, regional, high speed, and international trains operating in almost all cities in the country. While high-speed trains offer the most comfort and convenience to travelers, they are also often the most expensive ones. Bag-packers on a shoe-string budget should choose Trenitalia trains (night trains) and get a valid Trenitalia Pass made so that they do not have to stand in line at every station.

Travelling Within Italy by Road

If you are planning to drive in Italy, you’ll find that central and northern Italian regions have wide, spacious and well-preserved roads that make driving an absolute pleasure. The roads in Southern Italy, however, are a bit worse for wear. The Autostrade is very well connected and you’ll find your way to different cities by using a GPS navigation system. Be sure to get a Telepas made if you want to travel through toll areas without any hassles.

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