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Italy Schengen Visa: Requirements & application

How to Apply: Schengen Visa

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Complete our user-friendly online application in just 20 minutes, or feel free to take breaks and return at your convenience.

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Make use of our feedback and free templates to confidently submit accurate information, and experience a surprisingly stress-free process!

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Once government-approved, your visa will be ready for collection, marking the start of your travels.

Learn More: Schengen Visa

What you need to know

  • With the Italy Schengen Visa, you can stay in Italy and the entire Schengen Zone for a maximum of 90 days per entry

  • With the Italy Schengen Visa you can do tourist and business activities, short studies, sports, medical treatments, visit friends/family

  • We suggest you apply early, as it can take up to 4 months to get an interview appointment due to limited slots

All you need to know about the Italy Schengen Visa

Last updated: April 2024

We currently don't offer this visa, but you can find more information on the Italy Embassy website.

Join our waitlist to be notified as soon as we offer this visa.

Keep reading for more info about the Italy Schengen Visa and the requirements to apply.

What is the Italy Schengen Visa?

The Italy Schengen Visa is one of the most sought-after visas to the Schengen area. It allows travelers to explore Italy and other Schengen member countries without thinking about border crossings or obtaining separate visas for each country on your itinerary.

With the Italy Schengen Visa, you can visit the following Schengen states:

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Italy has to be the country in which you will spend the most time during your visit to the Schengen Zone.

What can I do with an Italian Schengen Visa?

  • Visit Italy and the Schengen Area for tourism and visit family and friends

  • Make stopovers at an airport in the Schengen zone

  • Attend business meetings, conferences, or other business activities

  • Do a short recreational course

  • Play sports

What can I not do with an Italian Schengen Visa?

  • Do remunerated business (paid work)

  • Receive medical treatment

  • Marry or register a civil partnership

  • Study for an extended time or participate in a traineeship

Who requires the Italy Schengen Visa?

European residents and nationals of Schengen countries have the privilege of exploring the Schengen Zone visa-free.

However, most other foreign travelers must go through all the requirements and interview procedures to obtain a Schengen visa.

Children or minors are also required to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Italy if they come from an eligible country. Both parents must sign the application form, and additional documents may be necessary, such as a birth certificate.

Additionally, passport holders from the following countries can visit the Schengen zone without a visa:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada

How long can I stay in Italy with the Schengen Visa?

You can visit Italy and the Schengen zone for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

The Italian authorities make the final decision if you receive a multiple-entry, double-entry, or single-entry visa. Multiple-entry visas can be issued from 180 days to a maximum of 5 years.

Required documents to apply for the Italy Schengen Visa

Some of the documents you need for the Italy Schengen Visa application:

  • A copy of a valid passport: Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your planned arrival date.

  • Proof of your travel plans: This can be a return ticket to your home country or confirmed hotel reservation(s).

  • Proof of sufficient funds: Show evidence that you can support yourself during your stay in Europe. You can do this by providing bank statements or a letter from your employer stating your income.

  • Travel/medical insurance: This travel health insurance must cover medical expenses up to €30,000 and repatriation in case of an emergency.

  • Two passport-size photos

  • Visa application form: The official application form with the 2D BARCODE that contains all the information of your specific application, should be correctly and honestly filled out, printed, and signed.

  • Additional documents: Proving your professional and social status (if applicable).

You may need to provide additional documents for any dependents traveling with you, such as children.

Those who meet these basic requirements should have no problem getting their Italy Schengen Visa applications approved.

How to apply for the Italy Schengen Visa

To get the Italy Schengen Visa quickly and easily, apply through the Italian Embassy or Consulate near you and follow their instructions.

An interview is usually part of the process.

Costs and processing time of the Italy Schengen Visa

There is a government fee of about US$85 (can differ per nationality) that must be paid during your appointment (half-price for children between the ages of 6 and 12, free for kids under 6 years old).

You won’t need to pay the government fee if you are a foreign spouse of a French national or a foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU or EEA.

Do I need an Italian Schengen Visa if I’m transiting through the country?

Transit Schengen visas are issued to some nationals who only want to enter the Schengen area to change transportation means.

There are two transit visa categories:

  1. Airport Transit Schengen Visa

  2. Transit Schengen Visa for Seafarers

Check with your nearest Italian Embassy if you require a transit visa.

Entry requirements and restrictions in Italy

COVID-19 testing, vaccination, or quarantine are not required to enter the Schengen Zone and Italy.

Where can I learn more?

If you want to learn more about the Italy Schengen Visa or have questions about the application process, we’re here to help.

Our dedicated online team of customer service agents is available via online chat to answer any questions you may have, or you can contact us on WhatsApp.

Questions

When should I apply for the Italy Schengen Visa?
It can take up to 4 months to get an appointment, so we recommend applying as soon as possible. From then, it may take up to 45 days to get the final decision.
How long is the Italy Schengen Visa valid?

The Italy Schengen Visa offers a stay of a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period, from the moment of arrival in Italy.

A multiple-entry visa can be issued with a validity between 180 days and 5 years. The government decides this based on your circumstances.

Can I travel to all the Schengen countries with the Italy Schengen Visa?
Yes, you can! The Italy Schengen Visa is a travel authorization that allows you to visit Italy and all the countries in the Schengen area.
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