For the attention of applicants in Mumbai:

Due to the weather conditions over the weekend, staff strength at our Visa Application Centres in Mumbai may be lower than normal and may lead to longer wait times during the visa application process.

Request you to bear with this inconvenience.

We appreciate your understanding.

Dear Applicants/Travel Agent/representative,

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Welcome to the website of the Italian Visa Application Centre in West and South India.

VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. is a commercial company working in partnership with the Consulate General of Italy, Mumbai to provide Italian Visa Application Services in Western and Southern India.

The Italian Visa Application Centre in Mumbai offers services which include collection of visa application documents, visa fees and returning of passports to applicants. The Italian Visa Application Centre operates within the guidelines of the Consulate General of Italy, Mumbai.
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.

Effective 01 February 2016, the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai will accept visa applications only when submitted  certain no. of days prior to travel. Please refer to   for further details.

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 two color photographs 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

  All applicants are required book an appointment to submit their visa application at the Joint Schengen visa application center.
  How to book an appointment
  Call - 022-67866004 to book an appointment through call center.
  Please click here to book an online appointment.

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 ,two color photographs 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.
  Applications submitted through travel agents and representatives, please click here to know more about the submission process.

Step 6
Post submission process

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

Step 7
Collection of Passport

  Modes of delivery

Counter delivery : The Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai has implemented a change in arrangements for the collection of passport from visa application centres in West & South India. With effect from 02nd March 2015, it will no longer be possible for third parties to collect the documents on behalf of an applicant, except in the following cases: of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following
  A parent collecting for a dependent child.
  One member of a group collecting for the entire group.
  A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department
  Representative of a company ( Priority & Fast-track applicants only) - Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card
If either documents
  Original and Copy of Govt ID card
  Original ICR
  Authorisation Letter

Courier delivery: Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select pass back by courier at the time they make their visa application.

Please note passports will be delivered to applicant’s home address /applicant’s office address

Note: Under few circumstances your passport cannot be couriered, even if you opt for it and you may

have to collect it personally from nearest VFS Visa Application Centre.
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