Visa information
Introduction
Welcome to the website of the Italian Visa Application Centre in North India.

VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. is a commercial company working in partnership with the Italian Embassy, New Delhi to provide Italian Visa Application Services in India.

The Italian Visa Application Centre in North India offer services which include collection of visa application documents, charges and returning of passports to applicants. The Italian Visa Application Centre operates within the guidelines of the Italian Embassy, New Delhi.

Please note that for Short Term Visa Applications the passport submitted should be at least 6 months Valid from the date of Travel
 
Visa Application Process
Persons wishing to apply for a visa should carefully read the visa requirements. The instructions given on this website are to help you prepare your documents in the best way possible. This will reduce the risk that the application is incomplete and take longer to process. Click on the process map below to read the description and understand each process step in detail.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to file their application at least 15 working days prior to the date of departure and not more than 90 days before departure. This will allow an orderly examination of the applications and limit the chances for delay in decisions on visa applications.

Step 1
Check if you need a Visa

Applicants should use the web-tool to determine their appropriate visa and the respective requirements.

Step 2
Choose your visa type

Refer All about Visas webpage of this website
Ensure you choose the correct visa type as per your purpose of visit.

Step 3
Prepare your application

Complete your visa application form
You should submit one visa application form for each individual applying for a visa, including children. Please download a copy of the visa application form from this website.
Prepare your documents
First, check the current validity of your passport. The period of validity of a passport must be at least 3 months longer than that of the visa. The passport shall have been issued within the previous 10 years.

Second, make sure your passport has minimum 2 blank Visa pages.
Arrange one color photograph as per the photograph specifications per applicant.
Know what documents you need to submit along with your visa application. Refer All about visa webpage of this website for more information on the required documents. Kindly note information mentioned in required document section of this website is not exhaustive.
Ensure you submit documents in Italian, if required. Documents which are not in Italian must be translated into Italian. Translation should be completed from certified translator.

Step 4
Schedule an appointment


It is mandatory to take appointment with visa application Centre to submit your visa application for all categories.
Modes available to book an appointment with Visa application centres

Online: Follow the link to schedule an appointment for Short Term – Schengen “C” Type
Call Centre: Telephone the call Centre to book an appointment for Long Term – Schengen “D” type.
You must book an appointment for each applicant
You must take print out of interview letter after completing appointment scheduling online. It is mandatory to present it when you reach the Visa Application Centre
For “D” Type visa requiring Nulla Osta, the appointment shall only be given if the Nulla Osta is valid as per Embassy of Italy records.

Step 5
Visit the Visa Application Centre

Read security regulation of the visa application Centre
You must carry the following documents: Original Valid passport, duly filled and signed application form, one color photograph and all other supporting documents as mentioned in respective visa application checklist.
You will have to undergo with a brief security check before a token is issued.
For submission of visa application you will be called at the submission counters as per your token number. Staff will check the completeness of application and capture your application information in the system. An acknowledgement receipt will be issued for submission of visa application and payment of visa fees.

Step 6
Post submission process

You can track your visa application by using the following options
   SMS
   Online tracking
   Telephone to call centre
   Email

Step 7
Collection of Passports

Modes of delivery
Counter delivery : If you wish to collect your passport by visiting the visa application Centre
Courier delivery: If you wish to receive your documents at your home or office then you can opt for this service.
 
Track Your Application Online
If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the VFS Visa Application Centre you can track your application here.

You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth click here.
     
 
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