For Afghan Nationals
Due to closure of Visa Section of The Italian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan All the Italian Consular offices globally will be processing the visa applications for Afghan Nationals on an exceptional basis.


All the Afghan applicants must have a valid Indian visa.

All the applications shall be submitted by the applicants only.

Short stay visa applications cannot be submitted more than 90 days in advance before the proposed date of travel.

In order to ensure the smooth processing of visas, applications shall be submitted at least 15 calendars days prior to the proposed date of travel.

Timings for reporting back – All applicants who need to report back to Italian Embassy upon arrival in India may do so on Tuesday and Thursday between 15:00 to 16:00.

All Applicants who submitted their visa applications at the Embassy Counter and are required to submit further documents may submit them on Tuesday and Thursday between 15:00 to 16:00 Prior Appointment is mandatory.


Those who come from Afghanistan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, and Syrian Arab Republic - both residents of the aforementioned countries and persons who have stayed there for more than four weeks - must be in possession of the international polio vaccination certificate attesting that they got vaccinated against polio between 4 weeks and 12 months prior to travel date.

The submission of the aforementioned document in the Visa application for Italy is an additional eligibility requirement both for issuing the Visa and crossing the external borders.