Italian Visa

Italian Visa

Italy Visa Applications
For Travel to Italy

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Important Travel Document Information – Please Read

An Italian Schengen visa enables you to travel to any country that resides within the Schengen area. The Schengen visa allows you to remain there for a maximum of 90 days within a six month period and will cost 80 euros to apply. For stays longer than 90 days, you will need to hold an Italian National visa. Whether you need to apply for an Italy Schengen Visa depends on what country you are from, as you may be entitled to simply travel with your passport.

We strongly advise you to apply as soon as possible to ensure that you are approved for a visa to Italy in time for your trip. You will not be allowed on your flight without a valid visa document.

Do I need to apply for an Italy Schengen visa?

This is determined by your nationality. If you are not a national from a Schengen country, from the EU/EEA, have been exempt from Schengen Visas or a holder of a residence visa issued by another Schengen country, then you will most likely need to apply for an Italy Schengen Visa.

Please select one of the following options when applying for your Visa To Italy:

Do I need a Visa to transit through an Italian airport?

An Italian transit visa is granted to foreign nationals who have to stop in an Italian air or sea port before continuing further with their travel to a non-Schengen country.

Can I still visit non-Schengen areas that are within Italy?

San Marino and the Vatican City are not in the Schengen area, the EU or the EEA, you can still go there with an Italy Schengen visa as they are both within Italy.

Easy 4 Step Process

Submit your Information
Details Are Reviewed
Schedule Your Appointment
Pay Visa Fees & Get Your Approval
What is the process of applying for an Italian visa?

What is the process of applying for an Italian visa?

  1. Determine the type of Italy visa you need. (Schengen for family, friends, tourism)
  2. Submit the application on time.
  3. Determine where to submit the application.
  4. Book an appointment.
  5. Fill in an Italy Visa Application Form.
  6. Gather the required documents.
  7. Submit the Italy visa application and enter the Italy visa interview.
  8. Pay the Italy visa fee.
  9. Wait for processing.


You can apply for an Italy Schengen visa via the Italian embassy in your country, through other services, or you can use our services by simply clicking to apply now.

When should I apply for my Schengen visa to Italy?

When should I apply for my Schengen visa to Italy?

You should send & pay for your application for an Italy Schengen at least three weeks before you plan to travel. The application takes roughly 3 weeks for your Schengen visa to be processed, but can take longer. Therefore, please allow yourself more time before applying to allow for any delays or potential re-submits. Depending on the country or time of year, booking an appointment can place you on a long waiting list. Please account for this issue before applying.

After you have submitted, your application will usually take 2-3 weeks to be processed. However, if documents are missing or incorrect, this will result in your application being returned for re-sub. Using a service can ensure the minimizing of this risk. If your visa has been accepted then you will receive a sticker on your passport which will allow you to gain access to Schengen areas, as well as showing issue and expiry date. If you receive a rejection, you will get a letter informing you of why, and if you are eligible to dispute the decision.

Italy Visa Process

Once you have completed the online form and submitted your details, your information will be reviewed and your application will enter processing. First of all, any mistakes or un-clear information will be clarified or corrected to ensure no issues during your application.

An appointment must be scheduled to lodge your application, but first we will check the availability and advise accordingly. You must gather a selection of required documentation to prove you have sufficient financial means to support yourself, as well as evidence of your accomodation and flights to and from the country.


Entry To Italy

Because interview wait periods vary by location, season, and visa type, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible if you are looking to travel to Italy. Examine the appointment wait time at the place where you’ll be applying.

An Schengen visa enables a foreign person to go to a Schengen port-of-entry (usually an airport) and request to be granted permission to enter the country. We can ensure your visa application goes smoothly, however, entrance to the Schengen zone is not guaranteed by an approved visa.

Other EU Visa Types

A Visa is required for any third national wishing to enter Italy or any other Schengen country. It could be a short-stay Schengen C-visa for stays of up to 90 days or a national D-visa / residence permit for longer stays in the country.

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Schengen visas are utilised by business persons, tourists, speciality workers, and students who want to stay in Italy for a limited time for specific travel purposes. Those who apply for a Schengen visa must show the Visa Application Centre that they intend to leave the Schengen Zone at the end of their temporary stay.

Once you submit an application, it will go through our 8 point check to ensure there will be no issues with your authorization. Sometimes it can take up to 72 hours to schedule your consultation call with the attorney but you will be kept up to date from the moment your application is submitted.

You will receive all updates to the email address you present on your Visa Applications

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is a Schengen visa for Italy valid for?

    This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally you first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Future applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.
  • Which countries is a Schengen visa valid for?

    There are 26 Schengen members states in Europe with Italy included. You can see the full list of countries in the Schengen zone in our resources section.
  • How long does it take to process a Schengen visa for Italy?

    You can expect an update on your application within 3 days of submission. You can choose express processing at checkout for a response within 24 hours. Once you attend your appointment, your visa can take up to 15 working days to be processed by the Embassy.