Italy visit visa

If you want to visit Italy, you will need a 90-day short-term visa. The Schengen visa is another name for the Italy tourist visa. The Schengen visa is valid in all European countries that are part of the Schengen agreement, as you may know. Italy is one of the Schengen member nations. With a Schengen visa you can travel to and stay in Italy and all the other 26 Schengen countries.

 Eligibility requirements to apply for Italy tourist visa
  • A valid passport
  • Old passports if any
  • Passport size photos
  • A copy of your completed and signed visa application form
  • Proof of hotel bookings, flight bookings and a detailed plan of your activities during the duration of your stay in Italy
  • Schengen travel visa insurance or a health insurance covering Italy and the Schengen Area for medical emergencies with a minimum coverage of 30,000 pounds
  • Copy of tour ticket
  • Proof of having enough finances to support your travel and stay in the country
  • Bank statement of the last 6 months
  • Proof of income tax returns
  • A cover letter explaining why you want to visit Switzerland, your duration of stay, date of return etc.
  • Documents proving your civil status which could either be a marriage certificate, birth certificate of children etc.
Requirement for Italy visit visa


You should make an appointment at the nearest Italian embassy or consulate to the applicant’s residence in order to apply for an Italian Schengen visa.

To ensure adequate visa processing time, this should be requested well in advance of the travel, at least 2 to 3 weeks before the expected date of arrival in Italy.

The applicant must fill out a form with personal and passport information to carry to the interview, as well as indicate the intent of travel and the expected duration of stay.

 Before the travel permit can be accepted, the tourist must pay the Schengen visa processing fee after sending the form to a consular official.

The applicant must also ensure that the passport he or she is using is valid for at least six months from the intended date of travel to Italy.

The applicant has to fill out a form with personal and passport data to bring along to the interview, indicating the purpose of travel and the intended length of stay on the application.

After submitting the form, the visitor must pay the Schengen visa processing fee before the travel document can be approved.

The applicant must also ensure that the passport used to apply has at least 6 months’ validity from the intended date of entry to Italy.

Can I apply at the Embassy of any other country?

No. You cannot apply at any other Embassy if you will only be travelling to Italy. 

Do keep in mind that you will have to apply for a travel visa through the Embassy of Italy under two situations. These include –

  • Italy is your only destination
  • Italy is your main destination
What if I will be visiting other countries from Italy?

If you plan on visiting and staying in more than one Schengen country, you must apply at the embassy of the first country you visit. This will be the country where you make your first entry.

This is required since the entry stamp of the country into which you entered first, i.e., your first destination, would appear on your passport.

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