Embassy of Italy in Moscow 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 Embassy of Italy in Moscow.
Italy is also part of the Schengen Area.
When to apply for Italy Schengen Visa?
An applicant must apply for Italy Schengen Visa at Embassy of Italy in Moscow no sooner than 3 months prior to the planned date of the departure.
Existing laws compelled staffers of the Consulate General of Kolkata in Italy to announce a verdict on a visa application in a period not exceeding 15 days.
Visa Application Process at Embassy of Italy in Moscow
Below is your ultimate guide to applying for Italy Schengen Visa at the Embassy of Italy in Moscow:
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 by paying a specific cost.
Step 2: Gather Visa Docs
After booking an appointment with the staffers of the Embassy of Italy in Moscow, the applicant will amass all the supporting and necessary documents. These include:
If the applicant has already provided his fingerprint he/she can authorize another person to submit his visa application only in the following cases:
- by one of the family members with the documents confirming a relationship (marriage certificate for spouses, birth certificate for parents and children) — in original and in copy. In case surname was changed, additional supporting documents should be provided (for example marriage certificate or certificate of changing name);
- by a person acting under the power of attorney if submitting documents in Moscow. If an applicant is living, working or registered outside Moscow and Moscow Region authorized representatives should present the following documents: notarized power of attorney (original and 3 copies), 3 copies of national or international passport.
- by a person acting under the power of attorney if submitting documents in branch offices of LLC Visa management service. If an applicant is living, working or registered outside the city of submission authorized representatives should present the following documents: notarized power of attorney (original and 2 copies), 2 copies of national or international passport.
Consent for processing the personal data
Application form (of established format)
Photo (of established format) – 1 pcs.
Copy of applicant’s passport page containing the holder’s data and validity
Proof of employment
Travel document (passport)
Deposit slip from the bank as proof of payment of Consular fee (Banca Intesa)
Internal passport (original and copy of the page with a photograph and page with registration)
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.
Cover Letter: A cover letter briefly explains the core purpose of visiting the host nation.
Step 3: Appear for Interview
Appear for an interview at the Embassy of Italy in Moscow on the date that you have selected while booking an appointment.
Step 4: Track Status of Application
The applicant can track the status of his/her application by simply entering the agreement number and applicant’s date of birth.
Step 5: Collect Your Visa
If the staffers of the Embassy of Italy in Moscow are satisfied with the information, they will issue you an Italy Schengen Visa within the duration of 15 days.