Vatican City Visa

Vatican City Visa

Do you need a visa to enter Vatican City? Find your nearest Vatican City Embassy.

Our Vatican City Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Vatican City’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Vatican City.

Who needs a visa to visit Vatican City?

The Vatican requires a Schengen visa from all other visitors, regardless of the purpose of their trip or the duration of their intended stay. To obtain one, visitors must contact their nearest diplomatic government office of the Vatican in the host nation well in advance of their departure.

For more information on visas to Vatican City, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Vatican City

There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Italy. There is no necessity to produce immunisation or testing certifications for COVID-19. Anyone considering a trip to Italy should review the most recent information regarding entry requirements for international travelers.
Before traveling, the Department strongly advises that you purchase travel insurance that covers all overseas medical expenses, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains, and legal fees. You should check for exclusions and ensure that your policy covers the activities you intend to engage in.

Eligibility to apply for a Vatican City visa

You will need the following:

 

 

 

 

Possess a passport valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of departure and containing at least one blank visa page.

Proof of accomodation.

Any relevant documents the Embassy requires.

Keep documentation of onward and return flights.

Hold all necessary travel documents for your next destination.

Hold documentation proving your travel purpose.

Carry evidence of adequate funds relative to your intended length of stay.

It is recommended that you confirm with your airline that boarding without a visa will be permitted.

Processing time for Vatican City visas

If you meet the Schengen visa requirements, possess the necessary Schengen visa documents, and submit your Schengen visa application correctly, you should receive your visa within two weeks. In exceptional circumstances, the Schengen visa application process can take up to 30 days.

Appointment waiting times

Appointment times can vary. You are advised to check the Embassy page to see if you requrie an appointment.

Who can enter Vatican City without a visa?

Vatican City is the only country in the Schengen zone that does not require a visa for entry, and all Schengen zone citizens can enter with only a valid national ID card.

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Vatican City visa types

The Vatican requires a Schengen visa from all other visitors, regardless of the reason of their trip or the duration of their intended stay. To receive one, tourists must contact their nearest diplomatic government office of the Vatican in the host nation well in advance of their departure.

What to do if your visa to Vatican City is refused?

You may reapply for a visa in the future after being deemed ineligible. With the exception of 221 refusals, if you reapply for a visa after being deemed ineligible, you must submit a new visa application and pay the visa application fee again. You will have to pay again if your visa is refused, so it is important to ensure you submit all correct documentation before hand.

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For example, lightweight linen or cotton trousers are acceptable and adhere to Vatican dress code criteria. The all-weather, all-environment jeans are also acceptable, but you should take precautions when wearing shirts and shorts. A skirt is acceptable, but a little skirt is unacceptable.

St. Peter’s Square and Vatican City are free to enter and enjoy. To enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, an admission fee is required.

The Vatican requires a Schengen visa from all other visitors, regardless of the reason of their trip or the duration of their intended stay. To receive one, tourists must contact their nearest diplomatic government office of the Vatican in the host nation well in advance of their departure.

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