Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata processes Italy Schengen Visa applications and Italy Residence Permit applications.
Italy at a glance
From picturesque villages oozing unrealistic but magical charm to exquisite alpine scenery, it is almost impossible for any place in the world to beat Italy. The fairytale beauty of the Central European country comprises emerald valleys, crystal clear blue lakes, snow-capped Alps and white-fluff glaciers.
Travelers come here for jaw-dropping scenery but are charmed by the many cultural attractions.
Italy spreads over an area of 301, 338 kilometers-square and is inhabited by 60.48 million people.
If you want to explore the exquisite scenery of Italy for up to 90 days, you will apply for Italy Schengen Visa at the Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata.
Jurisdiction of Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata
Visa applicants hailing from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura, Sikkim, West Bengal, the Union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
When to apply for Italy Schengen Visa?
An applicant must apply for Italy Schengen Visa at the Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata no sooner than 3 months prior to the planned date of the departure.
Existing laws compelled staffers to announce a verdict on a visa application in a period not exceeding 15 days.
Visa Application Process at Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata
Below is your ultimate guide to applying for Italy Schengen Visa:
Step 1: Book An Appointment
All applicants are required to book an appointment online to submit their visa application at the Italy visa application center.
Important: Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Please be aware if you arrive any earlier, you may not be admitted to the application center. If you arrive after your scheduled appointment time, you may be asked to re-book a future appointment or you can avail Walk-in service which cost you INR 2650.
Step 2: Gather Visa Docs
After booking an appointment with the staffers, the applicant will amass all the supporting and necessary documents. These include:
Visa Application form: The application form can be filled online. After filling all the entries, download it and print a hard copy. Make sure that there exists no mistake; intentional or unintentional.
Passport: The passport must possess validity of at least three months after the intended date of return. The passport must also possess two blank pages to mark the backpacker’s dates of departure and return.
Flight Reservation for Visa Application: Flight Reservation for Visa application is a mandatory visa document in the Italy Schengen Visa application’s procedure.
For a short-stay visa like Italy Schengen Visa, the itinerant will a roundtrip flight reservation with his visa application as it assures the visa officer that the itinerant has no intention whatsoever of prolonging his stay in the host nation.
Travel Health Insurance: An important document in the visa application procedure, a travel health insurance assures visa officer that the itinerant has got himself financially covered.
The availed travel insurance must provide minimum coverage of $50000 or EUR 30000. It must also cover the cost of repatriation.
Hotel Bookings for Visa Application: A hotel booking document for the visa application is also a mandatory document. It entails information that the applicant has booked to avail services in the host nation.
Means of subsistence: According to the information provided by the European Commission, a foreign national who wants to enter the territory of the Netherlands, while applying for a Netherlands Visa it needs to attest owning 34€/day for the period of stay, to the Netherlands Embassy or Consulate.
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.
Cover Letter: A cover letter briefly explains the core purpose of visiting the host nation.
Evidence of social status in India.
Step 3: Appear for Interview at Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata
Appear for an interview at the Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata on the date that you have selected while booking an appointment.
Step 4: Collect Your Visa AT Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata
If the staffers of the Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata are satisfied with the information, they will issue you a Belgian Schengen Visa within the duration of 15 days.