Visa Application Process
Persons wishing to apply for a visa should carefully read the visa requirements. The instructions given on this website are to help you prepare your documents in the best way possible. This will reduce the risk that the application is incomplete and take longer to process. Click on the process map below to read the description and understand each process step in detail.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to file their application at least 15 working days prior to the date of departure and not more than 90 days before departure. This will allow an orderly examination of the applications and limit the chances for delay in decisions on visa applications.

Step 1
Check if you need a Visa

  Applicants should use the web-tool to determine their appropriate visa and the respective requirements.

Step 2
Choose your visa type

  Refer All about Visas webpage of this website
  Ensure you choose the correct visa type as per your purpose of visit.

Step 3
Prepare your application

  Complete your visa application form
You should submit one visa application form for each individual applying for a visa, including children. Please download a copy of the visa application form from this website.
  Prepare your documents
First, check the current validity of your passport. The period of validity of a passport must be at least 3 months longer than that of the visa. The passport shall have been issued within the previous 10 years.

Second, make sure your passport has minimum 2 blank Visa pages.
  Arrange two color photographs as per the photograph specifications per applicant.
  Know what documents you need to submit along with your visa application. Refer All about visa webpage of this website for more information on the required documents. Kindly note information mentioned in required document section of this website is not exhaustive.
  Ensure you submit documents in Italian, if required. Documents which are not in Italian must be translated into Italian. Translation should be completed from certified translator.

Step 4
Schedule an appointment

  All applicants are required book an appointment to submit their visa application at the Joint Schengen visa application center.
  How to book an appointment
  Call - 022-67866004 to book an appointment through call center.
Or
  Please click here to book an online appointment.

Step 5
Visit the Visa Application Centre

  Read security regulation of the visa application Centre
  You must carry the following documents : Original Valid passport ,duly filled and signed application form ,two color photographs and all other supporting documents as mentioned in respective visa application checklist.
  You will have to undergo with a brief security check before a token is issued.
  For submission of visa application you will be called at the submission counters as per your token number. Staff will check the completeness of application and capture your application information in the system. An acknowledgement receipt will be issued for submission of visa application and payment of visa fees.
  Applications submitted through travel agents and representatives, please click here to know more about the submission process.

Step 6
Post submission process

  You can track your visa application by using the following options
   SMS
   Online tracking
   Telephone to call centre
   Email

Step 7
Collection of Passport

  Modes of delivery
  Counter delivery : If you wish to collect your passport by visiting the visa application Centre
  Courier delivery: If you wish to receive your documents at your home or office then you can opt for this service.

Note: Under few circumstances your passport cannot be couriered, even if you opt for it and you may

have to collect it personally from nearest VFS Visa Application Centre.