Welcome to the website of the Italy Visa Application Centre in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd is a commercial company to provide Italy visa application services in Sri Lanka and the Maldives and Italian passport services in Maldives. All links and information on this website has been endorsed by the Italy Diplomatic Mission.

Step 2 Before you decide to apply for a visa please make sure you familiarize yourself with the information on the visa subclass you are applying for. Quick links to information on visa categories and other helpful information including Visa Fee, VFS Service Charge and Processing Time can be found on the Visa Wizard page on this website.

Step 3 Applicants should fill the Visa Application Form corresponding to the visa subclass under which they wish to lodge their application. Applicants can get the visa application form by visiting the nearest Australia Visa Application Centre or by downloading the forms from Applications and Forms.

  • IMPORTANT: Visa Application Center in Male will accept visa applications every Monday w.e.f. the 28th June, for any assistance please contact the helpline 0094 114 692 642 from Monday to Friday 10:00 till 14:00 or write an email at To book an appointment for your visa submission in Male please visit our "schedule an appointment" page, under Maldives section.
  • IMPORTANT: Italy Visa Application Center in Colombo will be regularly operative from Monday to Friday. The Center will be open for submission on Fridays. VFS call center will also be operative from Monday to Friday, 10:00 till 14:00. VFS informs all the customers that currently visa applications are not accepted due to imposed travel ban to Italy from Sri Lanka, extended till the 30th July.
  • IMPORTANT: Due to expected change in Visa Fees, VFS will remain closed on the 29th June 2021. Regular operations will start again from the 30th June 2021.
  • Important for customers from Maldives: please note that VFS will start operations in Maldives w.e.f. 14 April 2021, therefore Maldivian residents who wish to apply for a visa to Italy can schedule an appointment through the dedicated page and submit their application directly in Male – VFS Joint Schengen Visa Application Center. For more information visit the pages “how to apply”, “schedule an appointment” and “contact us”
  • Important for Italian citizens in Maldives: please note that VFS will start to collaborate with Embassy of Italy in Colombo by handling the administrative part of the service of Emergency Travel Document – ETD issuance to Italian citizens w.e.f. 14th April 2021, therefore to access to the service Italian citizens are invited to schedule an appointment online through the dedicated page “schedule an appointment” in order to submit their applications for passport renewal service. We advise all Italian citizens to visit the dedicated session on this website for “Italian passport renewal” services before applying at the VFS – Joint Schengen Visa Application Center in Male.
  • The service of Italian Ordinary Passport renewal from Male will commence only once the facility of biometric data collection will be available at the Honorary Consulate of Italy in Maldives.
  • Important for customers from Sri Lanka: THERE IS NO NEED OF A PRIOR APPOINTMENT FOR VISA SUBMISSION. VISA APPLICATIONS FROM SRI LANKA CAN BE ACCEPTED DURING WORKING HOURS FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY, 08:00 AM TO 02:00 PM - ON FRIDAYS ITALY VISA APPLICATION CENTER AND CALL CENTER FACILITY ARE CLOSED Please note that for Family Reunion applications, the Nulla Osta which are expired between the 31 January 2020 and the 30 April 2021 can be accepted till the 29th April 2021 for visa submission.
  • Italy Visa Application Centre in Colombo re-opens
  • Effective 18 May 2020, customers can submit visa applications at the Italy Visa Application Centre in Colombo – Sri Lanka

    Your safety is our priority. As part of precautionary measures, customers visiting our Visa Application Centres may be subjected to body temperature checks to assess their health conditions and required to wear face mask and gloves. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 38 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty breathing will be allowed to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.

    Apart from the safety procedures conducted, please note that

    1. Limited number of customers will be allowed inside the Visa Application Center at a time.
    2. At least 1 meter of distance is required to be maintained between other co-applicants
    3. Information will be strictly provided through the helpline, applicants can contact +94 114 692 642 or through emails, applicants requesting information will not be entertained at the Italy Visa Application Center
    4. Accepted D type Visas: Family Reunion, Study, Employment, Re-Entry and for reunion with EU Citizens.

      We request all our walk-in customers to be respectful of the social distancing and public rules while visiting the Visa Application Center. Third parties and family members are not allowed inside the Center if not strictly required. After 14:00 hrs no further applications will be accepted

      Schengen visas are suspended till further notice.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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