Visa applications are to be
submitted at the Italian Visa Application Center’s at London, Manchester or
Cardiff (UK). All applications will be assessed by The Italian Consulate ,
London. The Visa Application Centres are operated by VF Services (UK) Limited..
For Prospective Applicants
If you wish to apply for a visa for Italy, we strongly recommend that you read
the information on this site. The provided guidelines will help you prepare
your application as accurately as possible and prevent any processing delays.
|JURISDICTION – PLEASE READ BELOW
BEFORE MAKING AN APPOINTMENT
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for visas can be presented at the Italian Visa
Application Centres at London, Manchester or Cardiff only if you live in
England and Wales.
If you do not reside in England or Wales, you must only apply for your visa at
the Italian Consulate in Edinburgh located at :
Edinburgh - General Consulate Italy
Address: 32 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HA, Scozia, U.K.
|Step 1 :
||Only applications for the categories of Tourist, Business, Family/ Friend
visits and Dependents/ Spouses of EEA Nationals who are resident in the UK for
a minimum of 3 months are accepted at the VFS application centre
|Step 2 :
||Please go to the link on top left of this page All about your Visas”, “Non
Immigrant visa’s’ to choose the right visa category for you and the
requirements to make the visa application. Please click on the link for an
overview of the
Application Procedure. Please ensure that you read the ‘documents
required’ and ‘processing times’ sections carefully by clicking on these links.
Please also be aware that documentary requirements may change from time to
time, and applicants are therefore advised to check the requirements EVERY time
when making a visa application, and should not proceed on information provided
on previous applications.
|Step 3 :
||All applicants travelling must apply in person - On arriving the visa
application centre, you will be required to take a token at the entrance and be
seated in the waiting area – you will next be called to our submission counter
where your application and supporting documents will be scrutinized – your
photograph and passport will be checked for validity – Finally, you will be
issued a receipt for the fees and service charge paid as an acknowledgement.
Please carry the originals and copies of all documents.
NOTE - when requesting multiple entry visa or long term visa’s
ie 6 months or 1 year, please note that the decision to issue such visa’s rests
solely with the Consulate itself. You may request such visa’s at the time of
application, but we cannot guarantee the outcome of such requests.
NOTE - please be aware that no documentation will be returned
with your passport, so unless specifically requested please do not give
original copies of documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificate’s
etc. Only copies of such documents should be submitted with your application.
|Step 4 :
||Mandatory - Please Schedule an appointment at the visa
application centers to submit your Short Stay Tourists, Business, Family/
Friend visit and Dependents/ Spouses of EEA Nationals application. click on the
make an appointment . Please ensure you have checked the Jurisdiction
section of the site (see bottom of page) before making your appointment, to
ensure you are entitled to apply through the Italian Visa Application Center’s
at London, Manchester or Cardiff .
If you have already submitted
an application at Italian Visa Application Centre in London you can track your
You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number
and your Date of Birth