As part of the worldwide introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS) the Schengen States will Launch the VIS in India (and in the neighbouring countries) on 2nd November 2015.
In order to ensure a smooth transition to the new process, The Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai will accept only 250 application per day from all centre in West and South India from 26th to 29th Oct 2015.
For this process Italian VFS in Mumbai has informed that they will accept only 50 application or less.
As per the latest update, please note that with effect from 02nd November 2015, Biometric (fingerprints & digital photo) has become a mandatory requirement for All Schengen Country Visas. Which means that all travelers applying for a Schengen visa will now have to come personally to the respective Embassy/VFS centre for biometric and application submission.
This biometric data will be valid for 5 years and the travelers, who have already given their biometric once, will not need to come personally for biometric/submission for next 5 years.
How the system will work, will be inform us later. Like we have to submit first and the VFS will give us the appointment or we have to take appointment from their web site
There are certain exemptions as follows:
w.e.f. 02nd March 2015, all the passports will be send by courier to the applicant address Or applicant company address as mentioned in the covering letter. All applicant have to mention the courier address on their covering letter. The VFS courier charges will be Rs 300 per person.
Please note, there has been rush started in Italian Consulate and they are excepting only 50 application a day from all the agents, and if our number came they will only accept 2 application from one agent. Please keep the note on it and for the same token charge will be applicable on every application.
As per All the Scghengen consulates in Mumbai, henceforth no handwritten passport will be accepted for visa submission.
The VFS will accept tourist visa application only if the pax departure is after 10 days...
W.E.F 30th July 2011 , The consulate will require Euro endorsement Original Forex receipt with all the visa application ... If the pax is providing credit card then we require credit card statement along with the credit limit mention on it !!!! We request you to pls check on Italy VFS site www.vfs-italy.co.in Important notice , As the consulate require Euro endorse and rcpt as per the number of days pax staying in Italy !!
With Immediate Effect Passports which are issued more than 10 years ago, cannot be accepted any more, the pax will have to take a fresh passport.
Business Visa : PLS NOTE WE NEED TO SUBMIT AT VFS
Valid passport for
3 months from the date of return,
If the pax is staying for more than 30 days then the clause is as : In Case the visa is requested for a continuous stay which exceeds 30 days, Invitation from Italian company should be completed with a declaration that no relationship of subordinate or independent work will be instituted. Particularly, its is to specify that the activity to be undertaken does not fall into the category of dependent or independent work for which , under Italian law a regular work contract needs to be stipulated.
Valid passport for 3 months from the date
Pls note if children below 18 traveling traveling with single parents then we required NOC affidavit on 100rs stamp paper with notary & home department from both parents.
Religious Visa :
Invitation from Vatican in original with seal and sign, Apolastic Naunctiue letter from Delhi, Bishop letter, U$$ 500 at least.
1. Passenger should be come personally as the consulate doesn’t accept visa application from travel agent.
2. Passenger have to take the token one day before in the afternoon at for the submission, submission will be on next working day only or date for submission given by the consulate
3. All Original paper & bank statement required.
Please note Consulate require at least 15 days Medical Policy for the Submission.
Listed medical insurance for Italy visa as per below:
w.e.f. 2nd November 2015, all applicants have to come personally for submission & biometrics at VFS with prior appointment. Pls note we will take the appointment for submission & assist the applicant at VFS.
Visa Time Taken : 07 Working days ( Note : Passenger traveling to First Time Schengen it will take 12 working days to process )
Visa Fee : Rs. 4250/-- + VFS Charges Rs. 1020 /- + DD charges Rs. 75/-
Rs. 8290/- + VFS Charges Rs. 1020/- for long stay + DD charges Rs. 75/-
VFS Courier charges : Rs. 300/-
Visa Sub. Time : As per the appointment timing.
Visa Coll. Time
: W.E.F. 2nd March 2015, All the passports will be send by
courier to the applicant's address Or