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Consolato Generale d’Italia – Sydney
VISA INFORMATION
General Information and Step by Step guide
Agg: 15/03/16
A Schengen Visa allows travel throughout the “Schengen Area” on a single visa. The following countries make up the
Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
NO VISA IS REQUIRED FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS travelling to Italy for tourism, business, mission, invitation, study, or
sporting event, WHO INTEND TO STAY FOR UP TO 90 DAYS.
TYPES OF VISAS AVAILABLE
Visas are divided into several categories, depending on the duration and reason of stay, as follows:
Short stay (up to 90 days) “C” Visas: tourism, business, study, sport, mission, etc.
Long stay (over 90 days) “D” Visas, also called National Visas: work, working holiday, study, family reasons,
elective residency, etc.
Please note that 90 days is the maximum period that can be granted for tourism purposes.
WHERE TO MAKE AN APPLICATION?
The Schengen visa is generally issued by the Consular Representation of the country that will be the main destination for
the traveller, or the first port of entry, should the time spent in each country be of the same length.
Each applicant must lodge their own application in person through an interview process. Each interview takes place on
appointment ONLY. Appointments can only be booked online only, EXCLUSIVELY through our website booking system.
Please note: no earlier appointments are available and all required documentation must be supplied during the interview
else the application may not be processed.
WHAT ARE THE VISA REQUIREMENTS?
Visas can be presented at the Consulate of Italy competent for the state of legal residence of the applicant. The Consulate
General of Italy in Sydney accepts visa applications lodged by residents of NSW only.
Supporting documentation may vary, depending on which type of visa the applicant is requesting.
The Basic Requirements must be met for all types of visas, however supporting documentation is necessary depending
on which type of visa is being requested.
In general, the basic requirements are: Visa application form
(Schengen Visa
National
Visa, both available from our
website), current valid passport, 2 passport size photos, application fee (where applicable), flight reservations.
Prior to the appointment, applicants are requested to complete the enclosed checklist, to ensure that all the
documentation being presented is correct and complete.
Please note that each visa has specific requirements, those requirements are listed on the following website:
http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/
IMPORTANT
For any specific visa request, please contact
info.sydney@esteri.it
stating “VISA ENQUIRY” in the subject of your
email
Visa applications cannot be lodged earlier than 90 days from first date of entry in the Schengen Area.
Special requirements apply to applicants under 18 traveling alone. For further information please contact this
Consulate General by email.
The checklist must be completed, checked and submitted along with the documentation on the day of the
appointment.
Consolato Generale d’Italia – Sydney
VISA INFORMATION
General Information and Step by Step guide
Agg: 15/03/16
A Schengen Visa allows travel throughout the “Schengen Area” on a single visa. The following countries make up the
Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,
Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
NO VISA IS REQUIRED FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS travelling to Italy for tourism, business, mission, invitation, study, or
sporting event, WHO INTEND TO STAY FOR UP TO 90 DAYS.
TYPES OF VISAS AVAILABLE
Visas are divided into several categories, depending on the duration and reason of stay, as follows:
Short stay (up to 90 days) “C” Visas: tourism, business, study, sport, mission, etc.
Long stay (over 90 days) “D” Visas, also called National Visas: work, working holiday, study, family reasons,
elective residency, etc.
Please note that 90 days is the maximum period that can be granted for tourism purposes.
WHERE TO MAKE AN APPLICATION?
The Schengen visa is generally issued by the Consular Representation of the country that will be the main destination for
the traveller, or the first port of entry, should the time spent in each country be of the same length.
Each applicant must lodge their own application in person through an interview process. Each interview takes place on
appointment ONLY. Appointments can only be booked online only, EXCLUSIVELY through our website booking system.
Please note: no earlier appointments are available and all required documentation must be supplied during the interview
else the application may not be processed.
WHAT ARE THE VISA REQUIREMENTS?
Visas can be presented at the Consulate of Italy competent for the state of legal residence of the applicant. The Consulate
General of Italy in Sydney accepts visa applications lodged by residents of NSW only.
Supporting documentation may vary, depending on which type of visa the applicant is requesting.
The Basic Requirements must be met for all types of visas, however supporting documentation is necessary depending
on which type of visa is being requested.
In general, the basic requirements are: Visa application form
(Schengen Visa
National
Visa, both available from our
website), current valid passport, 2 passport size photos, application fee (where applicable), flight reservations.
Prior to the appointment, applicants are requested to complete the enclosed checklist, to ensure that all the
documentation being presented is correct and complete.
Please note that each visa has specific requirements, those requirements are listed on the following website:
http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/
IMPORTANT
For any specific visa request, please contact
info.sydney@esteri.it
stating “VISA ENQUIRY” in the subject of your
email
Visa applications cannot be lodged earlier than 90 days from first date of entry in the Schengen Area.
Special requirements apply to applicants under 18 traveling alone. For further information please contact this
Consulate General by email.
The checklist must be completed, checked and submitted along with the documentation on the day of the
appointment.
Consolato Generale d’Italia – Sydney
VISA CHECKLIST
All applications must be submitted including both
BASIC and SPECIFIC supporting documentation
SURNAME __________________________________ FIRST NAME _________________________________
DOB _____________________ POB ______________________ NATIONALITY _______________________
EMAIL __________________________________________________________________________________
Date ___________________________
Signature_______________________________________
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
All Visa applications must be submitted including both the BASIC requirements (required for all kinds of
visas), and the SPECIFIC requirements (if you do not have all the documents listed in your checklist, we
recommend to rebook a new appointment to avoid a positive negative outcome of your request).
On the second page, you will find the list of needed documentation for most common visa applications
such as Tourism, Business and Study (Please note there are several subcategories of STUDY VISA. Prior to
lodging your application, we advise to check on the above website which supporting documentation is
required for your specific situation)
If your requested visa is not listed above, please visit the official Italian visa website to obtain information
regarding the supportive documentation needed.
Please note that the BASIC requirements need also to be included in all visa applications:
http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (mandatory for all visas)
CHECK
1
Visa application form
2
2 recent passport-size photos
Passport or travel document valid for at least 3 months after visa expiry date + photocopy. Passports
3
must have at least 2 spare pages to affix the Visa
Australian visa (+ photocopy) or Copy of VEVO Confirmation – Visa to be valid for at least 3 months
4
from date of exit from Schengen area
Schengen Visas (All visas under 90 days): Return-trip booking from/to Sydney (*)
5
National Visas (All visas over 90 days): One-Way or Return-trip booking from Sydney (*)
(*) ticket reservation with proof of transport showing entry into the Schengen area
6
Payments by CASH ONLY – please refer to
fees table
for the exact amount applicable
Consolato Generale d’Italia – Sydney
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS (tourism)
CHECK
Proof of available lodging for entire stay in the Schengen area: tourist vouchers, hotel bookings,
1
offers of hospitality - any proof of lodging needs to be under the applicant's name (as shown on
passport)
Proof of economic means of support: updated bank statement in the applicant name as shown on
2
passport (transactions list of the last 3 months including current month)
Documentation of socio-professional standing: employment letter or employment contract or proof
3
of enrolment in school/university
Travel insurance policy (ONLY from local Australian insurance companies) + Insurance Table of
4
Benefits: minimum coverage of €30,000 for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses, valid for
all Schengen countries and for the whole duration of the stay in the Schengen area
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS (business)
CHECK
Proof of available lodging for entire stay in the Schengen area: tourist vouchers, hotel bookings,
1
offers of hospitality - any proof of lodging needs to be under the applicant's name (as shown on
passport)
Proof of economic means of support: updated bank statement in the applicant/company name as
2
shown on passport (transactions list of the last 3 months including current month).
Schedule of the stay with the business contacts and the contact details in Italy, OR Inviting Letter
from the company in Italy with copy of their Business License/Chamber of Commerce certificate and
3
confirming the purpose and duration of the visit and whether the host is covering any expenses for
the trip
Original letter from your employer stating designation, date of employment, salary, period of stay,
purpose of visit, stating full responsibility for employee’s expenses during the trip and his/her return
4
stamped OR documentation issued by the relevant local authorities proving the actual position of
economic-commercial operator (e.g. : operating licence, company registration certificate , etc.)
Travel insurance policy (ONLY from local Australian insurance companies) + Insurance Table of
5
Benefits: minimum coverage of €30,000 for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses, valid for
all Schengen countries and for the whole duration of the stay in the Schengen area
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS (study)
CHECK
Reminder: there are several kinds of study visas
Please be sure to check
http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/
to apply for the correct one
1
Proof of available lodging for entire stay in Italy: hotel booking or declaration of hospitality
Proof of economic means of support: updated bank statement in the applicant name as shown on
passport (transactions list of the last 3 months including current month).
2
For regular University courses or University exchange you must consider a minimum of 417.30 EUR
per month of stay
For all other courses (ex. language courses) a minimum of 864.59 EUR per month of stay
Students: must have an original letter from the Australian University/School and copy of student ID
3
Non- students: Documentation of socio-professional standing and proof of the consistency of the
studies with the previous training acquired in Australia
4
Enrolment or pre-enrolment in the course to be followed in Italy
Travel insurance policy (ONLY from local Australian insurance companies) + Insurance Table of
5
Benefits: minimum coverage of €30,000 for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses, valid in
all Schengen countries and for the whole duration of the stay in the Schengen area
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