ITALY

Italy, Capital: Rome, Currency: EuroITALY

Capital: Rome, Currency: Euro

Read on to this section to find-out about details of the nearest embassy of country or consulate of the country you want to visit.

New Delhi

Name: Embassy of Italy

Address: 50 E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri

City: New Delhi – 110 021

Country: India

Telephone: 2611 4355/ 59/ 53

Fax: 2687 3889

Timings: Mon to Thu

Office Timings: 0900 to 1700 hrs (Mon to Thurs) & 0900 to 1300 hrs (Fri)

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal.

New Delhi

Name: VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

Address: No. 15-26, Block E 2nd Floor, International Trade Tower, Nehru place

City: New Delhi – 110 019

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800-1200 hrs & 1300-1600 hrs

Visa Timings: 0900 to 1630 hrs

Email: infonorth.italyin@VFShelpline.com

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for J&K, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and North Eastern States.

Collection Timings: 0900 to 1630 hrs. (For collection of passports received from the Embassy the previous day) & 1300 to 1600 hrs. (For collection of passports received from the Embassy the same day)

Jalandhar

Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)

Address: AXIS Tower, 3rd Floor, Plot No-1, Badri Dass Colony, BMC Chowk GT Road

City: Jalandhar – 144001

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800-1200 hrs & 1300-1500 hrs

Visa Timings: 0900 to 1500 hrs

Email: infonorth.italyin@VFShelpline.com

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for J&K, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and North Eastern States.

Collection Timings: 1500 to 1700 hrs

Chandigarh

Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)

Address: SCO 165 – 166, Sector-8 C, Madhya Marg

City: Chandigarh – 160018

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800-1200 hrs & 1300-1500 hrs

Visa Timings: 0900 to 1500 hrs.

Email: infonorth.italyin@VFShelpline.com

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for J&K, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Utter Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and North Eastern States.

Collection Timings: 1500 to 1700 hrs

Mumbai

Name: Consulate General of Italy

Address: Kanchanjunga, 1st Floor, 72 G Deshmukh Road

City: Mumbai- 400 026

Country: India

Telephone: 2380 4071/4073/2387 4072

Fax: 2387 4074

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0830 to 1530 hrs

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu; the Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.

Mumbai

Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)

Address: 2nd Floor, Aurum House, Dadyseth Lane, Adjacent Lane to Babulnath Temple, Babulnath

City: Mumbai– 400 007

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800-1200 hrs &1300-1600 hrs

Visa Timings: 0800-1200 hrs &1300-1600 hrs (Individual) & 0800 to 1100 hrs (Travel Agents)

Email: infowest.italyin@VFShelpline.com

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu; the Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.

Collection Timings: 0900-1700 hrs

Kolkata

Name: Consulate General of Italy

Address: 3 Raja Santosh Marg, Alipore

City: Kolkata – 700 027

Country: India

Telephone: 2479 2414/ 26Fax:2479 3892

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0930 to 1700 hrs

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura and West Bengal; the Union Territory of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Nepal.

Kolkata

Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)

Address: 3rd Floor, Om Tower, 32, Chowringhee Road

City: Kolkata – 700071

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1600 hrs

Visa Timings: 0800-1200 hrs &1300-1500 hrs (Individual) & 0800 to 1100 hrs (Travel Agents)

Email: infonorth.italyin@vfshelpline.com

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura and West Bengal; the Union Territory of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Nepal.Collection Timings:0800-1200 hrs &1300-1500 hrs

Chennai

Name: Honorary Vice Consulate of Italy

Address: C/o. Ashok Leyland Ltd., 19 Rajaji Salai

City: Chennai – 600 001

Country: India

Telephone: 044- 2433 1120, 2433 7224

Fax: 044- 2534 1136

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0900 to 1200 hrs

Chennai

Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)

Address: New No. 3 Old No. 2, Sadasivam street, Gopalapuram

City: Chennai – 600086

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs

Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs

Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for South Indian States.

Collection Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs

Bangalore

Name: Visa Facilitation Services (VFS)

Address: Prestige Atrium, No 1, Central Street

City: Bangalore – 560 001

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs

Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs

Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for South Indian States.

Collection Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 to 1500 hrs

Cochin

Name: VFS Global Service Pvt. Ltd

Address: No. 2A, 2nd Floor, South Point Hinton, Near North Police Station, Chittoor Road, Kacherippady

City: Cochin- 682 018

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for South Indian States.

Collection Timings:0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

Hyderabad

Name: VFS Global Service Pvt. Ltd

Address: 1-8-313, LINUS Building, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet

City: Hyderabad – 500016

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com

Territory Jurisdiction: Visa is handled for South Indian States

Collection Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

Goa

Name: Honorary Vice Consulate of Italy

Address: C/o. Guala Closures (I) Pvt. Ltd., D-1, Sesa Ghor, 20 EDC Complex, P.O. Box: 101 Patto, Panjim

City: Goa- 403 001

Country: India

Telephone: 0832- 223 0697 / 98

Fax: 0832- 222 9907

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0900 to 1700 hrs

Notes: Visa is not handled. Passports are sent to Mumbai.

Ahmedabad

Name: Schengen Visa Application Centre

Address: Ground Floor, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce, Opp. Vallabhsadan Temple, Ashram Road

City: Ahmedabad – 380 009

Country: India

Telephone: 022- 6786 6004 (All India between 0800 – 1700 hrs Mon – Fri)

Timings: Mon to Fri

Office Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

Visa Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

Email: infowest.italyin@vfshelpline.com

Collection Timings: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs

Tourist Visa

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.

Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.

One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.

Applicant’s Passport / Travel Document must:

Have been issued within the last 10 years, and its validity must not exceed 10 yrs.

Should have a validity of 3 months beyond the intended stay.

Have at least 2 blank pages.

Applicants should have an overseas medical insurance with minimum coverage of Euro 30,000/- for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. (Photocopy should be submitted). The list of some of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies offering Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa is as follows:

APOLLO MUNICH (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).

BAJAJ ALLIANZ (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).

FUTURE GENERALI (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).

HDFC ERGO (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

ICICI LOMBARD (for the age group of 3 months to 51 years).

IFFCO Tokio (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

NATIONAL (for the age group of 6 months to 80 years).

RELIANCE (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

ROYAL SUNDARAM (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

TATA/AIG (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).

ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 6 months to 60 years).

UNITED INDIA INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 0 months to 65 years).

In case of Applicants applying at Eastern region (in Kolkata VFS):- Travel Health Insurance submitted for all applications must be valid for 15 days beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen Area.

Other Requirements:

The travel itinerary with travel dates, including a return flight reservation or ticket.

A set of photocopy of Applicant’s Passport.

Proof of social or professional status (such as cover letter giving the purpose of the tour or leave authorization from the employer of the applicant.).

Documentary proof of availability of sufficient financial means of the applicant to survive in the country:

Salary slips / certificates of the past three months and Form F 16.

Status of personal bank account for the past six months, in original letter from the bank. OR 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 (see above mentioned table). The original will be returned with the passport.

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.

Documentary proof of accommodation:

Confirmed hotel bookings. OR

Invitation letter from the sponsor in Italy (“Lettera di invito”, see attached form).

The Visa processing time is up to 10 to 15 working days. In addition, the Embassy reserves the right to ask for further documents.

In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an “Affidavit” attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form. Supporting Documents: Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.

Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.

Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).

The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.

Fees for Conformity of Translation:-

Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page – INR 740/-

Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page – INR 1025/-

Passport Photocopy Attestation per page – INR 575/-.

VFS Legalization Charges – INR 140/-.

For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.

For Eastern Region Only:-

As per “The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata” the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only.

There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

All the above fees have to be paid in CASH only are non-refundable.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
For all Categories Rs. 5045 N/A
VFS Processing Fee Rs. 674 (Inclusive of government service tax) N/A
Child between (6 to 12) years Rs. 2945 N/A

Business Visa

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.

Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.

One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.

Applicant’s Passport / Travel Document must:

Have been issued within the last 10 years, and its validity must not exceed 10 yrs.

Should have a validity of 3 months beyond the intended stay.

Have at least 2 blank pages.

Applicants should have an overseas medical insurance with minimum coverage of Euro 30,000/- for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. (Photocopy should be submitted). The list of some of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies offering Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa is as follows:

APOLLO MUNICH (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).

BAJAJ ALLIANZ (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).

FUTURE GENERALI (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).

HDFC ERGO (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

ICICI LOMBARD (for the age group of 3 months to 51 years).

IFFCO Tokio (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

NATIONAL (for the age group of 6 months to 80 years).

RELIANCE (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

ROYAL SUNDARAM (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

TATA/AIG (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).

ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 6 months to 60 years).

UNITED INDIA INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 0 months to 65 years).

In case of Applicants applying at Eastern region (in Kolkata VFS):- Travel Health Insurance submitted for all applications must be valid for 15 days beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen Area.

Other Requirements:

The travel itinerary with travel dates, including a return flight reservation or bookings. Applicants must mention if any other country or countries will be covered during the whole trip.).

A set of photocopy of Applicant’s Passport.

Documentary proof of the economic status of the Company, which is sending the individual abroad.

Registration Certificates of Company or Proof of Board Membership for liberal professionals or Letter from Medical Institutions (in case of doctors).

Bank statement of the past six months.

IEC number (if applicable).

Application form should be enclosed with a letter from Indian Company or Institution, mentioning the purpose of the visit, the professional status of applicant, and details related to activities and business relation with Italian company. The letter should be signed by the authorized person, whose name and charge must be clearly identified.

Documentary proof of availability of sufficient financial means of the applicant to survive in the country:

Salary slips / certificates of the past three months and Form F 16.

Status of personal bank account for the past six months, in original letter from the bank.

Income tax Challans (of last three years) and Form 16

Foreign exchange endorsement on the passport and receipt.

Credit card copy with statement of credit limit.

Original letter of invitation from Italian company in Italian (should be attached with the form), duly signed by the authorized person, along with photocopy of the pages of his / her picture ID (passaporto o carta d’identita) giving relevant data, signature and validity of the document.

The processing time is up to 10 to 15 working days. The Embassy reserves the right to request to inquire about other documents.

Supporting documents: verification of original documents; Import – export license, import-export invoices to Italy, PAN card etc.

Please note: Photocopies are compulsory for all of the original documents to be returned. According to law in force, the Embassy / Consulate reserve the right to ask for further documentation. Applicants can always be asked to appear for a personal interview.For frequent travelers, photocopies of previous visa issued in the last two years by Schengen Countries, UK, USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Switzerland are required.

In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an “Affidavit” attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form.Supporting Documents:Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.

Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.

Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).

The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.

Fees for Conformity of Translation:-

Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page – INR 740/-

Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page – INR 1025/-

Passport Photocopy Attestation per page – INR 575/-.

VFS Legalization Charges – INR 140/-.

For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.

For Eastern Region Only:-

As per “The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata” the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only.
There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
For all Categories Rs. 5045 N/A
VFS Processing Fee Rs. 674 (Inclusive of government service tax) N/A
Child between (6 to 12) years Rs. 2945 N/A

Seamen Visa

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.

The Applicant must have a passport valid for at least 90 days from the date of expiry.

Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.

One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.

Confirmed onward/ return air ticket.

Onward visa (if any).

Documentary proof of hotel confirmation from Italy.

Application form should be enclosed with a covering letter from Applicant explaining the purpose of trip, the duration of stay and outlining the travel itinerary, photocopy of the income tax clearance for the previous year.

Applicants should have an overseas medical insurance with minimum coverage of Euro 30,000/- for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. (Photocopy should be submitted). The list of some of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies offering Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa is as follows:

APOLLO MUNICH (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).

BAJAJ ALLIANZ (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).

FUTURE GENERALI (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).

HDFC ERGO (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

ICICI LOMBARD (for the age group of 3 months to 51 years).

IFFCO Tokio (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

NATIONAL (for the age group of 6 months to 80 years).

RELIANCE (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

ROYAL SUNDARAM (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

TATA/AIG (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).

ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 6 months to 60 years).

UNITED INDIA INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 0 months to 65 years).

In case of Applicants applying at Eastern region (in Kolkata VFS):- Travel Health Insurance submitted for all applications must be valid for 15 days beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen Area.

Evidence of funds in form of foreign exchange endorsement on the passport and receipt.

Copy of Credit card with statement of credit limit or bank guarantee (“fidejussione bancaria”) from the sponsor in Italy (original and photocopy),

Proof of sufficient financial guarantees (original and photocopy to be presented):

Salary slips / certificates of the last three months.

Status of personal bank account for the last year (original only).

Income tax Challans (last three years),

Confirmed leave letter from the employer.

Indian seamen travelling on duty must carry a Letter of Guarantee from the shipping company with seamen book and passport.

A fax message from the shipping company in Italy (duly attested by the competent Port Captain) to the Embassy mentioning the particulars of the seamen, date and port of joining the ship is needed.

In case of a family visit, sponsorship letter attested by the Foreign Registration Office of the Italian Police Station (Questura) of the locality of residence of sponsor must be attached with visa documentation. The Visa is valid for 90 days and issued for a maximum stay of 30 days in the country.

The processing time is up to 10 to 15 working days. The Embassy reserves the right to request to inquire about other documents.

In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an “Affidavit” attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form. Supporting Documents: Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.

Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.

Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).

The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.

Fees for Conformity of Translation:-

Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page – INR 740/-

Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page – INR 1025/-

Passport Photocopy Attestation per page – INR 575/-.

VFS Legalization Charges – INR 140/-.

For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.

For Eastern Region Only:-

As per “The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata” the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only.

There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

All the above fees have to be paid in CASH only are non-refundable.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
Visa fee is Rs. 5045 N/A
VFS Processing Fee Rs. 674 (Inclusive of government service tax) N/A
Child between (6 to 12) years Rs. 2945 N/A

Employment Visa

Student Visa

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.

Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.

One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.

Applicant’s Passport / Travel Document must:

Have been issued within the last 10 years, and its validity must not exceed 10 yrs.

Should have a validity of 3 months beyond the intended stay.

Have at least 2 blank pages.

Applicants should have an overseas medical insurance with minimum coverage of Euro 30,000/- for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. (Photocopy should be submitted). The list of some of approved Indian Travel Insurance Companies offering Travel Medical Insurance for Schengen Visa is as follows:

APOLLO MUNICH (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).

BAJAJ ALLIANZ (for the age group of 6 months to 70 years).

FUTURE GENERALI (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).

HDFC ERGO (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

ICICI LOMBARD (for the age group of 3 months to 51 years).

IFFCO Tokio (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

NATIONAL (for the age group of 6 months to 80 years).

RELIANCE (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

ROYAL SUNDARAM (for the age group of 3 months to 70 years).

TATA/AIG (for the age group of 6 months to 55 years).

ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 6 months to 60 years).

UNITED INDIA INSURANCE COMPANY (for the age group of 0 months to 65 years).

In case of Applicants applying at Eastern region (in Kolkata VFS):- Travel Health Insurance submitted for all applications must be valid for 15 days beyond the intended duration of stay in the Schengen Area.

A set photocopy of applicant’s Passport.

“Dichiarazione di Valore” (Declaration of Value) of the applicant’s educational certificates, duly legalized by the Consular Office of this Embassy. The local Institution or School should advise this Embassy directly (in case) it is not required.

All education certificates duly Apostilled by Ministry of External Affairs.

Documentary proof of acceptance of enrollment by the Italian School or Institution, mentioning the duration of course.

Receipt of full payment of Tuition fees (if needed).

Documentation related to the applicant’s economic status:

University Courses or Post graduated courses: Evidence of means of support in Italy of not less than 350, 57 Euro for each month of the academic year. This availability can be proven in the form of: Bank Statement of applicant or family OR Bank loan.

Scholarship from Italian Government: Proof of scholarship (in original). Where the amount of the scholarship doesn’t satisfy the minimum established by law (see annexed table) the availability can be proven through: Bank Statement of applicant or family OR Bank loan OR Bank guarantees.

Non-University courses: Applicant’s adequate financial guarantees OR Bank guarantees (fidejussione bancaria”) covering the expenses for the duration of stay according to the foreign exchange value. Also, adequate means for repatriation OR return flight ticket or booking (for courses for period up to 90 days).

Applicant’s adequate evidence of Boarding and Lodging (if required).

Confirmed return flight ticket or booking (for courses up to 90 days).

Insurance coverage for medical treatment and / or hospitalization (not required for admission to Italian Universities).

(For visa requested over 90 days) the applicant need to submit his / her original (not scanned) admission letter stapled with the passport. At the time of collection of the passport, applicant must make sure that the admission letter or the declaration letter by the university is duly stamped by the Embassy.

Status of personal bank account for the last year (original only) should be attached with the application form.

The processing time is up to 10 to 15 working days. The Embassy reserves the right to request to inquire about other documents.

In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an “Affidavit” attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form. Supporting Documents: Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.

Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.

Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).

The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.

Fees for Conformity of Translation:-

Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page – INR 740/-

Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page – INR 1025/-

Passport Photocopy Attestation per page – INR 575/-.

VFS Legalization Charges – INR 140/-.

For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.

For Eastern Region Only:-

As per “The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata” the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only.

There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%)

All the above fees have to be paid in CASH only are non-refundable.

Journalist Visa

Transit Visa

Note: It is to be noted that in the Eastern Region (in Kolkata VFS): From March 01, 2012 onwards the visa fees will be accepted only in the form of CASH.

Transit Visa is required. Visa is issued for a maximum stay of five days and is subject to possession of travel ticket and Visa for the country of final destination.

Application form completely filled and signed by applicant. The application form must be printed on A4 size paper and the print should be taken in back to back page.

One latest passport size colored photograph (35 x 40 mm wide) with white background, 70-80% face coverage. The photograph should be taken with a digital camera with high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper. The photograph shouldn’t be older than 6 months. Applicants must note that the photograph should be pasted, not stapled.

Confirmed Visa for the next destination after Italy.

Confirmed travel ticket of the final destination.

Documentary proof of confirmed and prepaid hotel reservation.

In case of minor children (application to be signed by both parents), an approved Leave Application from school needs to be submitted along with the application form. If the minor is traveling unaccompanied or with any one of the parents an “Affidavit” attested by the relevant Home Department (as per their place of residence) should be enclosed with the application form. Supporting Documents: Verification of original documents; i.e. Ration card (original and English translation), duly attested, in case the Applicant is the parent of the inviting person living in Italy. If any change has occurred in this regard then an adequate evidence of residence should be submitted (telephone / electricity bill etc.). In addition, it should be noted that additional documents may be required in certain cases. Moreover, applicant could be asked to appear for personal interview.

Optional Services:-

Charges: INR 510/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%) only for Cochin Applicants.

Courier Charges: INR 300/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin centers.

Alternate options for payment of visa fees in cash, is available at our Mumbai center for a cash handling charges of INR 57/- only (inclusive of service tax 12.36%).

The Banking Instrument must be payable favoring ‘VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED’. It should be noted that one Banking Instrument will be accepted per applicant. Alternatively applicants applying at VFS Delhi & Jalandhar have the option to pay visa fees in cash also for which service charges of INR 57/- (inclusive of service tax 12.36%) per application will be applicable.

Fees for Conformity of Translation:-
Conformity of translation from English to Italian, per page – INR 740/-
Conformity of translation from Italian to English, per 2 page – INR 1025/-
Passport Photocopy Attestation per page – INR 575/-.
VFS Legalization Charges – INR 140/-.
For West & South the Banking Instrument should be payable at Mumbai.
For Eastern Region Only:-
As per “The Consulate General of Italy Kolkata” the visa fees should be paid in the form of CASH only. There is a service charge of INR 674 /- levied per application over and above the visa fees. The courier facility is available at INR 300 /- per application & SMS facility is available at INR 81/- per applicant (optional) & Form filling Charges: INR 102/- (Inclusive of government service tax 12.36%).

All the above fees have to be paid in CASH only are non-refundable.

Category Amount In Rs. Other Amounts
Visa fee is Rs. 5045 N/A
VFS Processing Fee Rs. 674 (Inclusive of government service tax) N/A
Child between (6 to 12) years Rs. 2945 N/A

Sports Visa