Jurisdiction to Apply
RESIDENCY CRITERIA

The Embassy of Italy in Delhi accepts applications only from Indian applicants residing in the areas under its jurisdiction, i.e. Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh.

If you reside in other areas of India you should apply either at the Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata (competent for the North-East and Nepal), or at the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai (competent for the South and West).

If you are a Nepalese citizen, please apply at the Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata.

In order to apply for a visa you should prove that you have been legally residing in the relevant consular jurisdiction for at least 6 months.
However, an application may be accepted from a person legally present – even if not residing – in the jurisdiction of the Embassy/consulate where the application is submitted, if he/she can justify in a credible manner (supplying relevant documents and certificates) the reason why the application could not be lodged in his/her place of residence. It is for the Embassy to appreciate whether the justification presented by the applicant is acceptable. On an average such applications are rejected in the overwhelming majority of cases. In particular please note that indian citizens studying abroad (for example in Australia, Canada, the US, or the UK) are considered, for the purpose of visa issuance, as not being indian residents. Therefore their application should be filed at the relevant italian consulate/embassy in the country where they are pursuing their studies.

Applications directly at Embassy of Italy, New Delhi: Application immediate family members (parents, parent-in-laws, spouse, children, brother and sister) of Italian / EU member country citizen should be submitted directly at the Embassy of Italy on all working Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00 till 12:30 and cannot be accepted at VFS Italian Visa Application Centre. Applications for Funeral cases of immediate family members (parents, parent-in-laws, spouse and children) can also be applied directly at Embassy. Applicants are required to book a prior appointment for submission at Embassy by calling at VFS Helpline Number +91 22 67866004.
Please note that w.e.f. 24 June 2014; Embassy of Italy will be accepting applications visa fee in the form of Demand draft only. Embassy of Italy will not entertain any other mode of payment.

Demand draft needs to be made in favor of “Italian Embassy” payable at New Delhi.
Please click here for Embassy official Notice.

All applications will be assessed and decided by the Visa Section of the Italian Embassy, in accordance with the Italian / Schengen immigration legislation and policy. VFS Application Centre staff does not have the authority to assess visa applications or make visa decisions.

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