Long Term Visas-"D" Type

A long-term entry visa (for more than 90 days) is called a “National Visa” NV and grants access for long-term sojourn (stay) in the State that issued it allows, on condition it is still valid, the free circulation for a period of no more than 90 days per half-year in the territory of other Member States.

Note: “D”Type Visa (Long  Term Applications) shall be submitted by applicants only and other persons accompanying applicant will not be allowed entering the Italy Visa Application centre in New Delhi, Jalandhar, Jaipur and Chandigarh.

The applicant must ensure that he/she clearly writes his/her active email address and telephone number on first page of the visa application form (field number 16).

Directions for VFS to follow while collecting and processing family reunification cases for the Italian Embassy with effective from 14 November 2016.


Category Processing Time
Study Long Stay 90 Days
Family Reunion Long Stay 30 Days
Employment Long Stay 90 Days
Self-Employment Long Stay 120 Days

Important Notice for family reunion visa applicants:

Kindly be informed that after the submission of the application for Family Reunion Visa and due payment of the relative visa fees, the applicant might be notified at a later stage (and only after the thorough analysis/assessment of the completeness and credibility of his/her application) about the need of paying an additional verification fees, for further investigations to be conducted in accordance with the provision of art. 2 bis of DPR 394/1999.

After receiving the above notification, the applicant is required to submit the proof of the payment of the additional verifications fees, at the VFS Centre.

Payment of additional verification fees should be done as per the details given below:

Account name: SIIVIS

Account no.: 0404073000000738

Bank: The South Indian Bank Limited

IFSC Bank Code: SIBL0000404


MICR CODE: 160059001

Please note that verification fees varies depending on the region where additional investigations will be conducted:

1.Punjab only - Rs.25, 500/- (Per family)
2.Rest of India-Rs.35, 500/- (Per family)
3.Nepal -Rs.40, 500/- (To be paid in INR-Per family)

Please provide additional verification fees only if required to do so.

Verification fees should be paid either by Demand Drafts or NEFT.

Please do not deposit any cash or cheque in the above mentioned account.