Embracing the awe-inspiring beauty is the country Italy with the best of food and sightseeing. Whether it’s Pizza (Originating from Naples) or Colosseum (Rome), Red Wine or Leaning tower (Pisa), you can never have enough of the world’s best cuisine, wine or sightseeing in Italy.
Italy is world’s 4th most visited country in world with 50 million tourists visiting the beautiful country every year. Italian Schengen Visa allows you to enter into Schengen Zone consisting of 26 Schengen states. Depending on your purpose of travel to Italy i.e. tourism, studies, business or work, you may make an application for the particular Italy Schengen Visa.
UK had not been the part of Schengen Agreement which was signed in 1985, yet British nationals are permitted to enter the Schengen zone without a Schengen Visa. But, UK’s decision to take exist from European Union may require the British citizens to acquire a Schengen Visa; the position on the Visa requirement may be clarified in future to come.
General Document requirements:
Apart from general documents, following are the specific documents which vary and are required as per the employment status or purpose of visit:
I. Employed: Letter from Organization or Employer confirming the employment+ Current Bank Statement (Last 6 Months from application) + Leave permission from employer + Bank Statement(Last 6 months from application) or Certificate of tax deduction from salary.
II. Self Employed: Copy of Business License+ Bank Statement of Company (Last 6 Months from application) + Letter of Invitation (From concerned authority in case of Business Conference) +Documents confirming status of your employment in business.
III. Student: Letter of Enrollment and NOC (From University) + Student card or certificates (Of the course undertaken)
IV. Retired Individuals: Pension statement (Last 6 months from application)
V. Business Purpose: Invitation letter(From the company in Italy which you will visit along with the address and date of visit) + Certificate from the employer (affirming your business travel) + Business Bank Statement (Last 6 months from application) + MOA & AOA in original certified copy/Trade License/ Partnership or Proprietorship documents + Letter of Invitation (Must state the coverage of expenses for stay in Italy either by employer or Company in Italy)
VI. Medical Purpose: Medical attestation from the hospital or doctor in Italy ( Stating the medical situation and your date of appointment) + Receipt of medical fees + Local Medical report
VII. Film crew/Cultural/Sports/Religious Purpose: Invitation letter from the concerned authority (Providing details regarding the event, expense coverage etc.) + Name of the crew members + Duration of stay along with a travel itinerary+ Entry tickets of the Event
VIII. Members of Official Delegations: Purpose of journey to Italy + Duration of stay and place of accommodation + Official Invitation along with identity Proof
IX. Training/Research/Studies/Internship Purpose: Enrollment Certificate + Certificate for the courses attended or completed + Financial Sustenance
X. Spouse of an Italian citizen: Proof of Italian Citizenship of Spouse + Original Marriage Certificate (Italian).
XI. Transit Visa: Entry Permit in transit country+ Valid Visa for destination country.
XII. Minor: Proof of Parent’s Income (Income or Bank Statements) + Italian Visa Application to be accompanied with authorization by parents or legal guardian.
For any enquiry regarding our services or any doubts regarding the documents for your Italian Schengen Visa in UK, kindly get into touch with our team. You can call us on 02084323472 or email us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Normally, Italian Visa takes 7 days to get approved; however according to the below given list, it will take nearly 2 weeks time. Hence, it is recommended that you apply 4 weeks prior to your travel date.
The Italy Visa fees and the countries whose nationalities’ take up to 16 days to process their Italian Schengen Visa are listed below:
Visa Centre Fee
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U. A. E.
Q. How To Apply?
A.You need to apply online. We will fix an appointment for you in the Embassy. You need to visit the Embassy in person in order to submit your application and documents. You can request for a call back at our website.
Q. Can I Apply Online without Visiting the Visa Centre in Person?
A.No, you would be required to visit in person at the Visa Application Centre to submit your application on the given appointment date.
Note: Other than these, it takes 5-7 working days. Duration is decided by the Embassy only.