Employment Visa


This visa is for applicants who require work permit (permesso di soggiorno per lavoro autonomo) and need to obtain the related Nulla Osta per Lavoro from the Italian Authorities given their work requires or permits them to be employed in Italy.

Visa Fees

Customers can walk-in at the Italy Visa Application Center from Monday to Thursday and from 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM. Customers DO NOT NEED to book an appointment prior to visa submission

From 30 September 2020 until next exchange rate modification Visa Fees as follows:

Tourist /Business/Religious/Seaman (1-90 days) type 80 17330
Transit (type A/B) 80 17330
Family Reunion 116 25130
Re-entry 116 25130
Student Short Term 0 0
Long Stay in Italy (Religious) 116 25130
Employment 116 25130
Minors below 6 years of age (short stay) 0 0
Minors from 6 to 12 years (short stay) 40 8670
Student Long Term 50 10840

Service Charge - 3791 LKR (Per person)

Please note:

  • Visa fee , service / additional charges can be paid in cash (Sri Lankan Rupees)
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Kindly bring the exact change in order to avoid any inconvenience.

Photo Specifications

h Quality

The photographs must be:

  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-40mm in width
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear
  • Of high quality with no ink marks or creases

The photographs must be:

  • Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Show your skin tones naturally
  • Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.

Style and lighting

The photographs must be:

  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain light-coloured background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye

Glasses and head covers

If you wear glasses:

  • the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.

Head coverings :

  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.

Expression and frame

Your photographs must:

  • show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.

Processing Time

After submission of your passport to VFS, you have to face for an Interview and the processing time depends.

Download Form

To Download a Form:

  1. Click on the form link
  2. When the form opens, save the form on your computer.


  1. Press the right button on your mouse on the required link.
  2. Select Save Target As from the list
  3. Save the form on your computer.

Visa Application Form

Please print this form on an A4 paper.

  (Italy - National Visa Application)
  Italy - Schengen Visa Application – Italian
  Italy – Schengen Visa Application - English
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Application form must be printed in A3 size only, application forms in A4 standard size will not be accepted at the submission time. A3 size formats are available at VFS.