Visa Required:
Visa Application Fee:
Euros 60 in local currency.
Free for family members of EU Citizens.
Documents Required:
Application Form
Completed and signed application form with 1 recent passport size photo on white background.
Need to be valid for more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with 2 blank pages to affix the visa sticker. Passports older than 10 years are not accepted.
Fully booked and paid hotel reservation.
Fully booked return flight tickets. A travel itinerary is required if visiting multiple schengen countries.
Financial Means
Last 3 Months Salary slips or certificates and Form F16.
Last 6 Months original bank statements or Status of personal bank account for the last six months in original letter from the bank showing  funds of a minimum of £30 (varies based on the number of days spent) per person per day to be spent in the Schengen area.
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Alternatively, 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. The original will be returned with the passport.

The below additional documents, if available, are also recommended to be submitted:
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.
Status Proof
Original Letter, not older than 1 month, detailing purpose of trip or leave authorization from the employer of the applicant. This letter should be addressed to ‘The Consulate General of Italy' and be signed by the authorized person named in the letter.
If unemployed or a dependent then all the above documents of the Spouse must be provided along with proof of relationship (Marriage Certificate).
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance for the whole period of travel with a minimum amount of EUR 30,000 covering any medical, hospitalisation and repatriation costs valid for all member Schengen states.
Letter of Invitation
Required only if the applicant has been invited by a private person or visiting friends and family.  A signed letter of invitation by their host in Italy attached with a photocopy of the host's valid I.D. or residence permit in Italy if non-EU-citizen.
Self addressed mail
A self-addressed pre-paid special delivery envelope for the return of the passport if the applicant desires it to be sent back by post.
General Visa Information
For the list of documents required for other types of visas to Italy visit the following link:
Italy Embassy Information:
Delhi, India
Italy Embassy
50-E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110 021
Phone: +91 11 2611 4355 | Fax: +91 11 2687 3889
Web Site:
Office Hours: (Mon-Thu) 09.00-13.00/14.00-18.00, Friday: 09.00-13.00
Mumbai, India
Italy Embassy
Kanchanjunga Building, 72 G. Deshmukh Road, Mumbai 400 026
Phone: 00912223804071 | Fax: 0091 22 23874074
Web Site:
Kolkata, India
Italy Embassy
3, Raja Santosh Road - Calcutta 700027
Phone: 00913324792414 | Fax: 24793892
Web Site:
Washington D.C., USA
Italy Embassy
3000 Whitehaven Street, NW Washington DC 20008
Phone: 12 02 612 4400 | Fax: 12 02 518 2151
Web Site:
Boston, USA
Italy Embassy
600 Atlantic Avenue 17th floor, Boston, MA 02210
Phone: +1 (617) 722-9201/02/03 | Fax: +1 (617) 722-9407
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m./ 2:00 p.m. - 3:30p.m.
Chicago, USA
Italy Embassy
500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1850, Chicago IL 60611
Phone: (312) 467-1550/1/2 | Fax: (312) 467-1335
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 - 12.30
Detroit, USA
Italy Embassy
535 Griswold - Buhl Building, Suite 1840, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: (313) 963-8560 | Fax: (313) 963-8180
Web Site:
Philadelphia, USA
Italy Embassy
1026 Public Ledger Building, 150 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215 592 7329 | Fax: 215 592 9808
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 - 12:00.
Office Hours for Visa applications: Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays 9:00am - 12:00pm
Houston, USA
Italy Embassy
1300 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 660, Houston, Texas 77056
Phone: 713-850 7520 | Fax: 713-850 9113
Web Site:
Los Angeles, USA
Italy Embassy
12400 Wilshire Blvd. # 300 (Between Bundy & Centinela), Los Angeles, Calif. 90025
Phone: (310) 820-0622 | Fax: (310) 820-0727
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays (Closed on Thursday) From 9:00-12:30.
Miami, USA
Italy Embassy
4000 Ponce de Leon, Suite 590, Coral Gables, Florida, FL 33146
Phone: +1-305-374-6322 | Fax: +1-305-374-7945
Web Site:
London, UK
Italy Embassy
Consulate General of Italy, 136 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA
Tel.: 020-78236519 / Fax: 020-78234449
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 12hrs by appointment only.

Italy VFS Visa Application Centre, 1-8 Bateman's Building, South Soho Square, London W1D 3EN
Tel: 0871 376 0023
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 11.00am for applications only. 3.00pm to 4.00pm for collection of passports.
Manchester, UK
Italy Embassy
111 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2HY
Tel: +44 (0)161 236 9024  | Fax: +44 (0)161 236 5574
Edinburgh, UK
Italy Embassy
32 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HA
Tel: +44 (0)131 2263631 | Fax: +44 (0)131 2266260
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Italy Embassy
P.O. Box 46752 Abu Dhabi
Phone: 97 12 443 5622 | Fax: 97 12 443 4337
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