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Discover Europe with the Italy Schengen Visa!
Last updated: February 2023
Please note: Travelers who have been in China and Macao in the last 10 days must present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before arrival. Children under 12 years old are exempt from testing requirements.
Italy is one of those countries that is on everyone’s bucket list because of its incredible culture, world-class cuisine, beautiful landscapes, and rich history found everywhere.
This magical destination and other European countries are closer than ever since you can now apply online for the Italy Schengen Visa with iVisa! Our simplified Schengen Visa application form is 50% shorter and with easy questions. Plus, a personal iVisa Expert will guide you from start to end.
Keep reading for more info or apply online now!
What is the Italy Schengen Visa?
The Italy Schengen Visa is one of the most sought-after visas to visit the Schengen area. It allows travelers to explore Italy and other Schengen member countries without thinking about border crossings or obtaining separate visas for each country on your itinerary.
With the Italy Schengen Visa, you can visit the following 26 Schengen states: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Italy does not have to be the first country you enter, on this visa, but it is recommended.
What can I do with an Italian Schengen Visa?
Visit Italy and the Schengen Area for tourism and visit family and friends.
Make stopovers at an airport in the Schengen zone.
Attend business meetings, conferences, or other business activities.
Do a short recreational course.
What can I not do with an Italian Schengen Visa?
Do remunerated business (paid work).
Receive medical treatment.
Marry or register a civil partnership.
Study for an extended time or participate in a traineeship.
Who can apply for the Italy Schengen Visa?
European residents and nationals of Schengen countries have the privilege of exploring the Schengen Zone visa-free. However, most other foreign travelers must go through all the requirements and interview procedures to obtain a Schengen visa.
Children or minors are also required to apply for a Schengen Visa to visit Italy, if they come from an eligible country. Both parents must sign the application form, and additional documents may be necessary, such as a birth certificate.
Additionally, passport holders from the following countries can visit the Schengen zone without a visa:
Find out if your nationality qualifies for the Italy Schengen Visa by using our handy Visa Checker Tool, and apply directly online.
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How long can I stay with the Italy Schengen Visa?
You can visit Italy and the Schengen zone for up to 90 days Per Entry. This means you can enter and travel between any Schengen country as often as you like, as long as you do not exceed the cumulative 90 days.
Please note: iVisa allows you to apply for a Multiple Entry, but the Italian authorities make the final decision if you receive a multiple-entry, double-entry, or single-entry visa. Multiple-entry visas can be issued from 180 days to a maximum of 5 years.
For more information on other Italy Visa requirements, for example, a long-stay visa or residence permit, please contact the Italian embassy or consulate in your country.
Which documents do I need to apply for the Italy Schengen Visa?
When you apply for the Italy Schengen Visa with iVisa, we will send a complete list of documents you'll need to submit.
Some of the documents you need for the Italy Schengen Visa application:
A copy of a valid passport: Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after your planned arrival date.
Proof of your travel plans: This can be a return ticket to your home country or confirmed hotel reservation(s).
Proof of sufficient funds: Show evidence that you can support yourself during your stay in Europe. You can do this by providing bank statements or a letter from your employer stating your income.
Travel/medical insurance: This travel health insurance must cover medical expenses up to EUR 30,000 and repatriation in case of an emergency.
A passport-size photo in PNG, JPG, or JPEG: If you don’t have one, use the iVisa digital photo service.
Visa application form: The official application form with the 2D BARCODE that contains all the information of your specific application, should be correctly and honestly filled out, printed, and signed.
Additional documents: Proving your professional and social status.
You may need to provide additional documents for any dependents traveling with you, such as your spouse or any children.
Those who meet these basic requirements should have no problem getting their Italy Schengen Visa applications approved.
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How to apply for the Italy Schengen visa online with iVisa
To get the Italy Schengen Visa quickly and easily, simply follow the below steps:
Step 1: Fill out the simplified iVisa form with your personal and travel details. You’ll receive a PDF guide and 24/7 support from your iVisa Expert.
Step 2: Double-check all info and pay the iVisa service fee with a debit or credit card, or PayPal. The government fee (if applicable) will have to be paid at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Center (VAC).
Step 3: Fill out and print the required documents according to the instructions we send you and attend the mandatory visa interview.
Before your interview, we will send you a document checklist and instructions with everything you should bring to the interview. Get ready to travel!
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What is the cost of an Italy Schengen Visa application, and how long does it take?
iVisa currently offers one processing option for the Italy Schengen Visa:
- Standard processing: Takes up to 30 days and costs USD $149.99 excluding government fee.
This iVisa fee includes a personal iVisa Expert to support you from start to end, plus a PDF guide to help you fill out the application form and prepare for your interview.
There is a government fee of about USD 84.85 that must be paid in cash (half-price for children between the age of 6 and 12 and free for kids under 6 years old).
You won’t need to pay the government fee if you are a foreign spouse of a French national or a foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU or EEA.
Do I need an Italian Schengen Visa if I’m transiting through the country?
Transit Schengen visas are issued to some nationals who only want to enter the Schengen area to change transportation means.
There are two transit visa categories:
Airport Transit Schengen Visa
Transit Schengen Visa for Seafarers
Check with your nearest Italian embassy if you are eligible for a transit visa.
Benefits of getting your Italy Schengen Visa with iVisa
100% government-compliant:: Our team of iVisa Experts will review your information and make sure it is 100% compliant with government requirements.
Unlimited access to your iVisa Expert: We assign you a personal iVisa Expert to guide you through the entire application process, from start to end.
Simplified application form: Fill out a clear and short survey with 50% fewer questions instead of 60 confusing and tedious questions.
Fill out at your own pace: Complete the application form at your own pace, make changes whenever you want, and save your progress.
Step-by-step PDF guide: Receive a PDF guide with all the tips you need to answer difficult questions, a document checklist, and guidance on how to prepare for your interview.
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COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions in Italy
A negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival is required for travelers who've been in China or Macao in the past 10 days, except children under 12 years old.
For all other travelers, COVID-19 testing, vaccination, or quarantine is currently not required to enter the Schengen Zone and Italy.
Where can I learn more?
If you want to learn more about the Italy Schengen Visa or have questions about the application process, iVisa is here to help.
Our dedicated online team of customer service agents is available 24/7 via online chat, to assist with any questions you may have, or you can email them at [email protected].
Required Documents to Apply
- Your passport. It must be valid for at least three months after your visa expires.
The Italy Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel document.
This visa is valid for 180 days.
With this visa you can stay in Italy for a maximum of 90 days, starting when you arrive in the country.
With the Italy Schengen Visa, you can do a Eurotrip or spend most of the days in Italy.
With the Italy Schengen Visa you can do tourist and business activities, you can do short studies, play sports, receive medical treatments, visit friends/family, and do cultural activities.
With this visa you can’t work or study for long periods of time.
You can complete the visa application form online with iVisa. We assigned you an iVisa Expert to review your application to make it 100% government-compliant so you can avoid rejections.
Don’t worry about the interview at the embassy or consulate because we will give you the guidance you need to succeed.
For this visa you will have to pay a government fee of $84.85 USD (80 euros) in cash (appointment fee unincluded).
Children between the age of 6 and 12 will need to pay a government fee of $42.43 USD (40 euros) in cash.
Children under 6 years old don’t need to pay a government fee.
If you are a foreign spouse of a French national or a foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU or EEA, you also don’t have to pay a government fee.
We advise you to apply for this visa one month ahead to avoid any delays.
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Remember that the customer service team at iVisa is here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our service.
When should I apply for the Italy Schengen Visa?
A Schengen Visa is issued in at least 15 days. It can take longer, especially if you apply alone. For that reason we recommend you apply a month in advance for this Visa to avoid any delays.
Remember that with iVisa you can apply easily and fast for the Italy Schengen Visa with the help of an iVisa Visa Expert. Forget about going through a stressful visa application for yourself and start to enjoy planning your trip!
What documents do I need to bring to the Italy Schengen Visa interview?
We require the following documents to submit your application:
Your printed and signed visa application form.
Barcodes with your [email protected] data.
Applicant’s Photo. The image format must be PNG, JPG, or JPEG.
Your valid passport. It needs to be valid for at least three months after your visa expires.
Your return ticket to prove that you can afford transportation.
Proves that you are capable to finance your trip. For example, your bank statement** from the last 3 months.
Your proof of accommodation or sponsorship.
Additional documents about your social and professional status.
Health insurance that could cover hospitalizations or repatriation in the Schengen area of at least 30,000 euros.
Can I get the Italy Schengen Visa for free?
No. There is a government fee that you will usually need to pay.
You need to pay at the embassy, consulate, or Visa Application Center(VAC) a government fee of 84.85 US dollars(80 euros) in cash (appointment fee unincluded). Children between the age of 6 and 12 will need to pay a government fee of 42.43 US dollars(40 euros) in cash. Children under 6 years old won't need to pay a government fee.
You also won’t need to pay a government fee if you are a foreign spouse of a French national or a foreign member of a family composed of members of the EU or EEA.
We charge a small fee but remember that by applying beforehand with iVisa, you can avoid any delays or errors, including saving time at immigration. Our team of experts will also review your application to minimize the likelihood of errors to guarantee you a smooth entry to Italy.
How long is the Italy Schengen Visa valid?
The Italy Schengen Visa is a multiple-entry travel authorization, with a validity period of 180 days and a permitted stay of a maximum of 90 days that starts when you arrive in Italy.
Can I travel to all the Schengen countries with the Italy Schengen Visa?
Yes, you can! The Italy Schengen Visa is a travel authorization that allows you to visit Italy and all the countries from the Schengen area. Make sure that Italy is the first country you enter.
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