Consulate General of Italy in Calcutta processes Italy Schengen Visa (short-stay visa) applications and Italy Residence Permit (long-stay visa) applications.
Calcutta, the financial capital of India, is also the most densely populated city of the country.
Since independence, Calcutta has been diversifying its industrial base from the cotton textile industry to petrochemicals, automobiles, food processing, electronics, and a whole new range of light engineering.
Calcutta also produces more movies than any other city in the world.
Italy at a glance
Italy is the ninth-largest economy of the world. The land where once Romans marched has witnessed many facets of history both the period of romanticism and renaissance and sheer bloodbath and destruction. Hence, it’s not surprising that the country situated Mediterranean coastline is so rich in antique artifacts, masterpieces of art as it continues to leave a powerful mark on the contemporary world.
Besides, the quaint cottages, snow-peaked alps, picturesque landscape, and blue-water beaches entice hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
Italy is also a member of the Schengen Area. Therefore, one needs to apply for Italy Schengen Visa to stay in the country for up to 90 days.
Consulate General of Italy in Calcutta – Jurisdiction
Applications from the residents of the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura, Sikkim, and West Bengal; the Union Territory of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are accepted.
Step 1: Find out If You Need a Visa
You will begin the visa application by finding out whether you need a visa or not.
You will have to answer the following questions:
Your Country of Residence,
Length of Your Stay,
Reasons for Your Stay.
Step 2: Choose Your Visa Type
Now you will choose your visa type.
Step 3: Prepare Your Documents
After categorizing the type of visa that itinerant is required to apply for, he/she will start preparing mandatory and supporting documents. The documents include:
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.
Flight Itinerary For Visa Application: Attach a roundtrip flight reservation with your Italy Schengen Visa application. It is a mandatory document that accompanies your visa application. Through a roundtrip flight reservation for the Schengen visa application, the itinerant determines the duration of your stay and hence, issues your visa against the said duration.
Travel Health Insurance: It must cover a minimum of €30,000 for emergency hospitalization and repatriation expenses, valid throughout the Schengen area.
Hotel Bookings for Visa Application: A hotel booking document is a mandatory document that accompanies your visa application. It assures visa officer that itinerant has paid for availing accommodation facility in the host nation.
Cover Letter: A cover letter is a document in which the applicant explains the core reason for applying for Italy Schengen Visa precisely.
Means of subsistence for Italy: According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, the applicant is bound to attest to the Italian Consulate or Embassy that he possesses minimum daily cash equivalent depending on his/her number of stays. The criteria are as follow:
For stays up to 5 days
The overall amount is 269.60€ /person and 212.81 for two or more persons.
For stays up to 6-10 days
The daily amount is 44.93€ /person and 26.33€ for two or more persons.
For stays up to 11-20 days
The overall amount is 51.64€/person and 25.82€ for two or more persons.
For stays over 20 days
The overall amount is 206.58€/person and 118.79€ for two or more persons.
Evidence of solvency: The applicant needs to prove that he possesses appropriate balance to financially support himself/herself during the period of his/her stay in the Schengen Area.
Step 4: Book Appointment
After amassing all the mandatory and supporting documents, the itinerant will book an appointment with the staffers of the Consulate General of Italy in Calcutta.
Step 5: Submit Application at Consulate General of Italy in Calcutta
Now the itinerant will submit his/her application at the Consulate General of Italy in Calcutta.
Step 6: Appear for Interview
The applicant will appear for an interview on the scheduled date. He/she is supposed to reach the embassy at least 30 minutes before the interview time.
Step 7: Collect Your Visa
The applicant can collect his visa either by appearing in person or through the post.