Visit Visa (Italy)
Italy located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea is a tourist haven. The country has many castles and palaces, buildings in different architectural styles, a stunning coastline, beautiful lakes and cliffs.
A Tourist Visa for Italy is simply a Schengen Visa with the purpose of tourism. That’s because Italy is part of the Schengen Agreement which consists of 26 European countries that have established visa-free travel among them.
So, if you want to travel to Italy for tourism purposes, you may have to apply for a Schengen visa. Your Schengen tourist visa for Italy will allow you free travel to the other Schengen countries as well within the time that the visa is valid.
Do I Need to Apply for an Italy Tourist Visa?
The main indicator of whether you have to apply for a tourist visa for Italy is your nationality.
You can travel to Italy without a visa if you are:
- A national from a Schengen Country
- A national from an EU (European Union)or EEA (European Economic Area) member state or from Switzerland
- A national from another (non-EU/EEA/Schengen) country who has been exempt from Schengen Visas
- A holder of a residence permit/visa issued by another Schengen country
Otherwise, you will most likely have to apply for a visa.
Where Should I Submit the Italy Tourist Visa Application?
If you are from a country whose nationals need a visa for Italy, you must apply for an Italy Tourist visa at the appropriate location for applying for Italian visas in your country. This could be one of the following:
- The Italian Representation in your country (such as an Italian embassy or consulate).
- A Visa Application Center, such as VFS Global, COX and Kings, or TLS International, to which the Italian government has outsourced visa applications to.
- The Representation of another Schengen country to which the Italian government has outsourced visa applications to (if there is no Italian Representation in your country).
Before you apply however, you must book an appointment. You cannot submit the application for an Italy visa without prior appointment.
List of Documents required for Italy Visit Visa
Before you apply for a tourist visa, ensure that you meet the visa requirements and have the required travel documents.
Ensure that you pay the required fees for the visa
How to apply ?
The processing time for an Italian short-stay visa may take up to 15 days. Still, according to your specific situation, this period may be extended up to 30 days. Exceptional cases may take up to 60 days, since the Italian embassies may have to consult with other Schengen consulates.
How long you can stay ?
An Italy Tourist Visa is valid for the same amount of time that all Schengen visas are: a maximum of 90 days within a six-month period.
In some cases, your visa can be issued for less than 90 days, depending on the type of Italy Schengen Visa you receive (single-, double-, or multiple-entry).
You cannot stay in Italy (or any other Schengen country) with a Schengen visa for more than 90 days. This is why it is called a short-stay visa.
When you receive your visa, the visa sticker on your passport informs you on how many days you can spend in the Schengen area. It also informs you when you can enter the Schengen area and what is the latest date you can leave.
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