News and Notices

23 January 2017 - Visa Application Submission till 14:00 on 25 January 2017

General Public is hereby notified that, all buildings / Metro Stations and roads in Connaught Place will be closed and cordon off from 2nd half on 25 January 2017 due to security reason, hence Italy Visa Application Center in New Delhi will be operational till 14:00 on that day.

30 May 2016: Important Information

Please be informed as per instruction of Embassy of Italy VFS will be restricting application submission number for both C and D categories.

17 March 2016: Submission Of Legalization/ Attestation Services at Embassy of Italy, New Delhi

With effect from 12 April 2016 in Chandigarh, Jalandhar and Jaipur Centre VFS will not be accepting Documents for attestation/Legalizations and from 13 April 2016 Delhi Visa application will not be accepting the same.

With Effect from 14 April 2016, All documents for Legalisation/attestation needs to be submitted at  Embassy of Italy, New Delhi.

11 February 2016: Group Submission in New Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh and Jaipur Visa Application Centre

With effect from 11 February 2016 as per instruction from Embassy of Italy, Visa application submission at VFS centre where 20 or more than 20 applications are travelling as a group, Applicants need to take a prior approval from Embassy of Italy. And for less please book an appointment as normal procedure.
For more details: Please contact VFS centers or Contact centre.

19 January 2016: Submission of Legalization/Attestation documents in Italy Visa Application Centre New Delhi, Jalandhar, Jaipur and Chandigarh

With effect from 18 January 2015 as per instruction from Embassy of Italy Legalization/Attestation documents 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.

19 January 2016: Visa Application Submission till 12:00 on 25 January 2016


General Public is hereby notified that, all buildings / Metro Stations and roads in Connaught Place will be closed and cordon off from 2nd half on 25 January 2016 due to security reason, hence Italy Visa Application Center in New Delhi will be operational till 12:00 on that day.

11 December 2015: Brothers and sisters of EU/Italian Nationals need to pay the Visa Fee

Please be informed that as per the instruction received from The Embassy of Italy all brothers and sisters of EU/Italian Nationals must need to pay the visa fees in the form of demand draft.

09 December 2015: All applicants are required to book an appointment online / by calling our Contact Centre at 022-67866004 to submit application

Know more about our new tailor-made services to provide you comforts and benefits while applying for your visa… Read more information here or call us on 022 67866028

07 November 2015: All applicants are required book an appointment online to submit their visa application and Biometric information at the Schengen visa application centre.

As part of the visa application procedure, from 2 November 2015 applicants will need to provide Biometric fingerprint data along with a digital photograph. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, applicants are advised to wait until the injuries have healed before you book your appointment. Henna on fingertips may also mean we are unable to get a clear scanned image and should be removed or allowed to fade before your appointment date.

Before you make an appointment you should carefully read the visa application process available on the website to submit your visa application and supporting documents at the visa application centre.

If you have missed your appointment on the scheduled day, the system will not allow you to reschedule or cancel and you will require to book a new appointment after 24 hours.

Please make sure you arrive at the visa application centre 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Applicants are not allowed to be accompanied inside the visa application centre. The only exceptions to this are those accompanying children under 18 years-of-age or applicants who need special assistance for health reasons or disability.

If you are part of a family or group, each member of the family or group must make an individual appointment. For example, if you are a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children you must make 4 individual appointments.

VFS Global appointment system is compatible with most popular browsers. VFS Global will soon introduce appointment scheduling through call Centre for the ease of applicants.

How to book an appointment

Please click here to book an appointment online.

07 November 2015: Change in the visa application submission process - Introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) on 02 November 2015

Changes in Schengen visa application process – India

Visa Information System

21 October 2015: Non Application Day at VFS Italy Application centers

Please be informed that as per the instruction received from The Embassy of Italy below locations will remain non-application day and details as follows:

29 October 2015 and 30 October 2015 – Jalandhar, Chandigarh and Jaipur

30 October 2015 – New Delhi

29 September 2015: Non Submission Day


Please be informed that as per the instructions received from Embassy of Italy 01 October 2015 will remain as a non-submission day at VFS New Delhi.

29 September 2015: Change in Service Fees.

Please be informed that with effect from 01 October 2015 below mentioned service fee is applicable for all applicant/representative:
VFS Logistic Fee – 1010 INR
SMS- 164 INR
Form Filling – 164 INR
Courier Charges – 323 per Passport

30 July 2015: Change in Service Fees.

Please be informed that w.e.f. 01 August 2015 below mentioned service fee is applicable for all applicant/representative:
VFS Logistic Fee – 982 INR
SMS- 157 INR
Form Filling – 157 INR
Courier Charges – 300 per Passport

30 July 2015: Embassy of Italy has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s).

The Embassy of Italy has implemented a change in arrangement for the collection of passport(s) from VFS Visa Application Centre. With effect from 01 August 2015, third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

  Immediate Family Member (i.e. Parents, Children, Siblings)
  One member of a group collecting for the entire group
  A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials if authorized on the Govt. letter head or department
  Representative of a company - Authorization letter on the letter head of the company and the official ID card

If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents

  Photocopy of Govt. ID card
  Original ICR
  Authorization Letter from applicant

Applicants who do not wish to collect their documents in person and whose documents cannot be collected by one of the above should select delivery mode as courier at the time of submission.

The applicants are requested to mention the complete delivery address on the covering letter. In case no specific address is mentioned on the covering letter, the passport will be sent to the address mentioned on the Visa Application Form.
This procedural change is to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to applicants.

03 June 2015: Italy Visa Application centre will remain closed on 05 June 2015.


Please be informed that Italy Visa Application centre will remain closed on 05 June 2015 as per the instruction received from Embassy.

01 May 2015: Updated Medical Travel Insurance List

Please note that with effect from 01 May 2015 the Indian Medical Travel Insurance List has been updated.

27 March 2015: Change in Visa Fees.

The new visa fees will be:
Up to 90 days- C Category will be 4.210 INR (the equivalent of 60 Euro)
More than 90 days - D Category will be 8.130 INR (the equivalent of 116 Euro)
For children between 6 and 12 years will be 2.460 INR (the equivalent of 35 Euro)

Furthermore, with reference to Consular Services, the fees will be the following:
Attested true copy: 500 INR
Attestation of the translation of documents in Italian language: 640 INR per page

25 February 2015
: Please be informed that all the travel agents and representatives would require to submit the original acknowledgement recipt, passport copy of the applicant,letter of authority with signatures of the applicant and photo id proof for the document, passport and legalization refund collection on behalf of applicants from the VFS Global.

13 February 2015: Yellow passport holders will have to submit their visa applications at VFS Global centres commencing 1 March 2015

Please be informed that as per the instructions received from Embassy of Italy that with effect from 01 March 2015 all the Yellow passport holders need to submit their Visa applications at VFS Global Centres.

13 February 2015: Handwritten passports and Passports with observation are no more accepted

Please be informed that as per the instructions received from Embassy that handwritten/ manual passports and passports with observation will not be accepted with immediate effect.

12 February 2015: Important updation for Legalization

Please note that as per the updation received from the Embassy that with effect from 16 February 2015 the documents that VFS will accept and Not accept for certification of translationon behalf of Embassy.

28 January 2015: Updated Medical Travel Insurance List

Please note that with effect from 30 January 2015 the Indian Medical Travel Insurance List has been updated.

15 January 2015: Updated Travel Insurance List


Please note that with effect from 15 January 2015 the Travel insurance has been updated.

30 December 2014: Change in Visa Fees

The new visa fees will be:
Up to 90 days - C  Category will be 4.650 INR (the equivalent of 60 Euro)
More than 90 days - D Category will be 8.980 INR (the equivalent of 116 Euro)
For children between 6 and 12 years will be 2.710 INR (the equivalent of 35 Euro)

Furthermore, with reference to Consular Services, the fees will be the following:
Attested true copy: 550 INR
Attestation of the translation of documents in Italian language: 700 INR per page

1  October 2014: Applicant submitting application for Medical treatment

Please note that as per the instruction received from Embassy of Italy, with effect from 1 October 2014 All applicants who are submitting their applications for Medical Treatment need to follow the attached checklist. Please click

11 June 2014: Applicant require demand draft to submit application directly at Embassy of Italy
             
Please note that as per the instruction received from Embassy of Italy, with effect from 24 June 2014 All applicants who are scheduled to submit their applications directly at Embassy need to carry demand draft in favor of “Italian Embassy” payable at New Delhi. Embassy will not entertain any other mode of payment.
Please click here for Embassy Notice.

27 May 2014: Submission of Nepalese passport Holder Applications


Please note that as per the instruction received from Embassy of Italy, with effect from 1 June 2014 All Nepalese passport holder have to submit their application to Consulate general of Kolkata. Embassy of Italy, New Delhi will not be accepting any Nepalese application.

27 May 2014: Submission For Re- entry Visa Applications

Please note that as per the instruction received from Embassy of Italy, with effect from 1 June 2014 all Applicants who will be applying for Re- Entry Visa have to submit their application at VFS Global Centres. Embassy of Italy, New Delhi will not be accepting any application pertaining to Re-entry Visa.

1 April 2014: General Election

Please note that due to general elections VFS Global visa application centre will remain closed and the schedule for different locations as follows:
VFS Global Centre Name Closure date
Delhi NCR Thursday, 10 April 2014
Chandigarh Thursday, 10 April 2014
Jalandhar Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Jaipur Thursday, 10 April 2014

18 February 2014: Passport Validity


With effect from 18 February 2014 Visa Applicants are advised to note that For Short Term Visa Applications the passport submitted should be at least 6 months Valid from the date of Travel

01 January 2014: Change in Visa fees

With effect from 01 January 2014 the visa fee at Delhi, Jalandhar and Chandigarh VFS Global Centres will be as given below.

Short Term Visa fee for adults: INR 5045.00
Short Term Visa fee for Child between 06 to 12 year: INR 2945.00
Long Term Visa Fee: INR 9745.00

30 septmber 2013: Requirments of travel insurance


With effect from 01 october 2013 Visa applicants are advised to note that other travel medical insurances issued by Indian insurance companies are not accepted for Schengen visa procedure. However, visa applicants may seek to obtain insurance in any other country where claims against the insurance company would be recoverable in a Schengen State.

30 July 2013: Submission of Document for Conformity of Translation

With effect from 01 August 2013 as per instruction from Embassy of Italy Document for Conformity of Translation shall be submitted by applicants or representative have to submit a copy of passport or National ID proof at Italy Visa Application centre in New Delhi, Jalandhar and Chandigarh.

19 July 2013: Submission of D type Visa Applications in Italy Visa Application Centre New Delhi, Jalandhar and Chandigarh

With effect from 25 July 2013 as per instruction from Embassy of Italy visa applications for D Type Visa 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 and Chandigarh.

26 June 2013: Change in Visa fees

With effect from 27 June 2013 the visa fee at Jalandhar and Chandigarh VFS Global Centres will be as given below. While the visa fee changes in Delhi will be applicable from 28 June 2013.

Short Term Visa fee for adults: INR 4385.00
Short Term Visa fee for Child between 06 to 12 year: INR 2560.00
Long Term Visa Fee: INR 8740.00


25 January 2013: Visa Application Centre timing for Jalandhar and Chandigarh

With affect from 28 February 2013 the Visa Application Centre timing shall change. Below mentioned are the new timings.

  Application Submission: 0900 – 1500 hours
  Passport Collection: 1500 – 1700 hours

25 September 2012: Appointment requirement for Tirochino visa applications

With effect from 26 September 2012 as per instruction from Embassy of Italy visa applications for Tirochino will be accepted with prior appointments only. Applicants are requested to contact VFS Global Contact Centre for appointment booking.

18 September 2012: Revoking appointment requirement for few visa categories

Applicants applying at Italy Visa Application Centre for Business, Invitation and Transit visa categories are not required to take appointment for submission of visa application at Delhi, Jalandhar and Chandigarh.

Important: Verification of Nulla Osta and appointment for D-Type visa (Employment and Family Re-union)
Appointment for Employment and Family Reunion visa applications for Italy must be taken by applicants only through Contact Centre. All the Employment and Family Reunion applications must be submitted in person at VFS Global visa application centre. Applicants are advised in their own interest to not get engaged themselves with unauthorized travel agents or touts.

Contact Centre, No more take request for Nulla Osta/ Protocol number check or verifications. Applicant has to come personally to VFS Global Centre (Delhi, Chandigarh and Jalandhar) to verify the Nulla Osta/Protocol number. No agency or middlemen or relatives is authorized to verify the Nulla Osta/Protocol number. The Nulla Osta/Protocol number will not be updated on basis of fax, phone call and e-mail. It has to be done through VFS Global only.

In order to determine if the applicant making the query at the VFS Global Centre is a genuine applicant, it will be mandatory for the applicant to produce his passport as his identity proof.