Additional Services

SMS Service

VFS Global is pleased to be able to offer an SMS service which updates customers in Sri Lanka on the progress of their Italy visa application. The easy to use SMS service sends an automated message to the applicant's mobile phone at various stages of the visa application process. The service supports the transfer of SMS text in English only. This is followed up with an automated email message to the applicant's email informing them of the status of their visa application.

This optional service can be purchased for LKR 432.00 (inclusive of VAT) at the time a customer submits the visa application. The form can be obtained from the Visa application centre.

Form Filling Service

This optional service can be purchased for LKR 378.00 (inclusive of VAT)

Premium Service Lounge

The VFS Premium Service Lounge is an optional service facility available at the visa application centre in Colombo to smooth the application process. The premium lounge service includes:

  • Separate lounge with personalized service by dedicated staff
  • Refreshment
  • Application in timely manner
  • Courier Return of your Passport
  • SMS alert on the status of your application
  • Photocopying and photograph service

Important note:

Your visa will be processed and decided by the Italy Embassy. Use of the premium service lounge does not affect the processing time or decision of your visa application.

The VFS Premium Lounge is available only to applicants with a scheduled appointment on the same day. It is not a fast-track or an overbooking facility.

What does it cost?

The Premium Lounge service costs LKR.4101/- (Inclusive of all taxes) per application. This charge is in addition to the visa application fee and VFS service fee. Please note that optional fees are non-refundable.

How do I book?

 Apponitment to Premium Lounge can be granted only on the same date as regular appointment. You need to book a regular appointment through Click here and email us your request for Premium Lounge on the following email ID: with your appointment confirmation (.pdf), preferred time (if different than the one scheduled) and contact numbers.

Courier Passport Delivery

Applicants can have their passport and documents delivered to their home or office by paying a courier charge LKR 810/=. (Inclusive of all taxes)

Photo booth

The cost of 3 photographs (which meet the required specification for visa applications) is LKR 221/- exclusive of taxes.

Photocopy facilities

The cost of one copy (single side) is LKR 4,50/- exclusive of taxes.

Please note:

All optional fees are non-refundable.