Documents required for the Schengen visa to Italy
Foreign citizens not eligible to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver are required to obtain a Schengen visa for Italy. Unlike ETIAS Italy, which allows entry to all of the Schengen Area during its validity, a Schengen visa is normally issued for one individual country.
There are various different types of Schengen visa depending on the nationality, purpose, and duration of the intended stay.
It is necessary to apply for an Italian Schengen visa from the nearest embassy or consulate of Italy. Applicants are required to download and print the Italy Schengen visa application.
When completing the Italy Schengen visa form, it is necessary to indicate the type of Schengen visa the applicant requires. For each type of Schengen visa, there are additional supporting travel documents needed to go to Italy, including:
- Italian visa to visit friends and family – Letter of invitation
- Tourist Italy Schengen visa – Travel itinerary
- Schengen visa for studying in Italy – Letter of acceptance from an Italian educational institute
- Schengen work visa for Italy – Contract of employment
- Schengen medical visa – Letter from a medical practitioner in home country AND letter confirming medical treatment in Italy
Once the applicant has completed the form, they should make an Italy Schengen visa appointment at an Italian diplomatic mission.
When attending the visa application appointment, it is necessary to bring the following Italy Schengen visa documents:
- A valid passport containing at least 2 blank pages
- The completed Italian visa application form
- Two recent photographs which meet Italy Schengen visa photo requirements
- Evidence of sufficient finances for the trip
- Proof of return flight bookings
- Evidence of hotel bookings in Italy
- Proof of travel insurance to cover the stay in the Schengen Area.
Underage travelers who wish to obtain an Italian visa are required to meet the Italy Schengen visa requirements for minors. It is necessary to supply documents including the minor’s birth certificate, the visa application form signed by both parents, and a notarized parental authorization if the child is traveling alone.