Long Term Visas-"D" Type
Important Notice:

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, With prior Appointment.

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 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.

A long-term entry visa (for more than 90 days) is called a “National Visa” NV and grants access for long-term sojourn (stay) in the State that issued it allows, on condition it is still valid, the free circulation for a period of no more than 90 days per half-year in the territory of other Member States.

Note: “D”Type Visa (Long  Term Applications) shall be submitted by applicants only and other persons accompanying applicant will not be allowed entering the Italy Visa Application centre in New Delhi, Jalandhar, Jaipur and Chandigarh.

The applicant must ensure that he/she clearly writes his/her active email address and telephone number on first page of the visa application form (field number 16).

Directions for VFS to follow while collecting and processing family reunification cases for the Italian Embassy with effective from 14 November 2016.


Category Processing Time
Study Long Stay 90 Days
Family Reunion Long Stay 30 Days
Employment Long Stay 90 Days
Self-Employment Long Stay 120 Days

Important Notice for family reunion visa applicants:

Kindly be informed that after the submission of the application for Family Reunion Visa and due payment of the relative visa fees, the applicant might be notified at a later stage (and only after the thorough analysis/assessment of the completeness and credibility of his/her application) about the need of paying an additional verification fees, for further investigations to be conducted in accordance with the provision of art. 2 bis of DPR 394/1999. The Embassy is using for verification two different legal consultants, blindly selected for each case on a rotational basis. In order to ensure confidentiality, the bank accounts of the three legal firms (A,B, C) are anonymous. You will be informed about the bank account (whether A or B or C) in which to deposit the fee.

Kindly note that the Embassy of Italy does not hold any responsibility, for erroneous, double or Cash mode of payment done by the applicant in any bank for the verification fees.

Please provide additional verification fees only if required to do so.

Verification fees should be paid either by Demand Drafts or NEFT.

Please do not deposit any cash or cheque in the accounts.

After receiving the above notification, the applicant is required to submit the proof of the payment of the additional verifications fees, at the VFS Centre.

Payment of additional verification fees should be done as per the details given below:

        Bank A           Bank B Bank C
Account name: SIIVIS Account name: TRRRGG Account Name : LAVS
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Account no.: 0404073000000738Account no.: 510101006352712ACCOUNT NO:028605500234
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Bank: The South Indian Bank LimitedBank: Corporation BankBANK :ICICI
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IFSC Bank Code: SIBL0000404IFSC Bank Code: CORP0000319IFSC: ICIC0000286
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MICR CODE: 160059001MICR CODE: 160017001 MICR CODE: 110229039

Please note that verification fees varies depending on the region where additional investigations will be conducted:

1. Punjab only - Rs.25, 500/- (Per family)
2.Rest of India-Rs.35, 500/- (Per family)
3.Nepal -Rs.40, 500/- (To be paid in INR-Per family)

Please provide additional verification fees only if required to do so.

Verification fees should be paid either by Demand Drafts or NEFT.

Please do not deposit any cash or cheque in the above mentioned accounts.