Italy- Visa information

  • 15/05/2022

All About Visas

Please note that the following essentials must be met by all applicants submitting their applications for visa.

·       Passport should have been issued within the previous 10 years. 

·       Passport should have at least two face to face blank pages.

·       Passport should have at least three months validity from the date of arrival back in India 

·       Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata will not accept passports with any written observations concerning Passport number; Surname; Given Name; Nationality; Sex; Date of Birth; Place of Birth; Place of Issue; Date of Issue; Date of Expiry. Only passports with no observations can be presented. Passports must be machine readable. Handwritten passports cannot be accepted

·       Applications are only accepted within 3 months of the requested date of arrival

·       Relevant Forms & Photograph: Fully completed application form appropriate to the type of visa and supplementary form requested with two original passport-size photographs [NB: digital photographs not acceptable]

·       Application will be accepted only until 7 working days (excluding VFS handling time) before the date of travel.

Travel agents/Representative seeking an appointment

Kindly note that travel agents with 15 applications or more need to book an appointment in advance either by mail or in person one day prior to the date of application. We will only entertain a request for a maximum of 15 applicants in one email. Kindly email separately in case a group comprises for more than 15 applicants. The email needs to sent to Please give details below in the mail.


·       Travel Agency Name 

·       First Name and Last Name of the applicant 

·       Passport number 

·       Date of Travel 

·       Number of Applicants 

·       Date of Issuance & Expiry of Passport 

VFS will aim to send you a response to your request as soon as possible. However, please note you may not receive an immediate response if there is a high volume of requests. You will be allocated the first available appointment. Please mention the name of the travel agent/representative who will come to the VFS Italy visa application centre to submit the application.

Kindly ensure that travel agent/representative carries a valid ID proof along with him.

It is not possible for appointment details to be changed once made or for another person to attend the visa application centre. You must make one request for an appointment only (multiple requests are likely to result in not receiving an appointment).

Please note: 
You will not be allowed to enter the application centre under the following conditions: 


·       If the number of applicants are more as compared to the ones advised at the time of appointment. 

·       If there is any difference between the information provided by the Individual/travel agents/representative at the time of making an appointment and the time of attending the visa application centre. 

In case of an incentive group , kindly send below mentioned details in a hard copy or mail to the Consulate of Italy in Kolkata prior to approaching VFS. An approval from the Consulate for incentive groups is mandatory. 


·       Travel Agency Name 

·       Date of Travel 

·       Number of Applicants 

·       Place, Date of Issuance & Expiry of Passport 

·       Covering letter of sponsor Company

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