Importnat Information

  • Important notice for all applicants - 5 or more appointments booked by the same applicant will not be accepted at VFS and will automatically be cancelled, online VFS service fees will not be refunded in case of cancellation. Online VFS fees will also not be refunded in case of appointment not attended at VFS date and time given by applicants.
  • Note for all applicants: the application format need to be printed in A3 size format – A4 size format will not be accepted at the submission at VFS. Applicants facing difficulties in printing the application in A3 size format can request the application form to be filled at the time of submission in VFS
  • IMPORTANT – all applicants requesting short and long stay (with exception of Family Reunion and Re-Entry) visa can submit their application maximum 30 days prior to departure date. Submission prior to 30 days from departure will not be accepted.
  • With effect from the 21 October 2019 all visa applicants are requested to book an appointment using their personal credentials. Walk-in applications for short and long stay visas both will not be entertained at the Visa Center.
  • With immediate effect, in order to submit the legalizations for divorces issued from Sri Lanka it is mandatory to include in the application a copy of the identity documents of both the ex-spouses and the written communication with proof of receipt to the competent Italian Questura (Police Headquarter) from both the ex-spouses informing about the change of the civil status from married to divorced and therefore the missing pre-requisites for a family reunion permit stay (permesso di soggiorno). In the letter to the Questura the cancelled permit stay details of the ex-spouse after the divorce must be mentioned.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here