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Visas

 

Visas

The Visa Office of Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem handles the issuance of visas allowing applicants’ entrance into Italy /EU Schengen Area.

Please, visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for information about entry and stay in Italy and the entry visa (https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/servizi/stranieri/ingressosoggiornoinitalia/visto_ingresso). Specific information about visas for Italy can be found at the website “Visa for Italy

 

Who can apply for a visa to Italy?
People legally residing in the area of competence of the Italian Consulate General in Jerusalem.

Please check the following lists:
countries whose citizens are subject to the visa obligation 
countries whose citizens are exempt from the visa requirement for short stays
countries whose citizens are subject to the airport transit visa

 

Where to apply?
Applications can be lodged at the Visa Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem (Katamon-16, Kaf Tet Benovember St., Jerusalem - 9104402).
Please, be sure to make an appointment first by sending an e-mail to: visti.gerusalemme@esteri.it, indicating in the subject “Request of appointment” and the date of departure.

For those who cannot reach the Consulate General, applications can be lodged at the “VFS-Aramex” visa application centres in Ramallah and in Gaza City.
For more information, please visit the VFS website or contact them.

Applications at the Visa Centres in Ramallah and in Gaza for the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem can only be lodged by appointment.
In order to schedule an appointment, please click here .

Customers are reminded that scheduling an appointment is free of charge. Anyone offering appointments upon payment must be reported to the Consulate General.

We strongly suggest to apply for the visa at least 21 days in advance the departure date.

What is needed to apply?

Make sure to gather all the documents needed for the kind of visa you wish to apply for by checking the relevant lists:
Visa for Italy 
EU harmonized list

Applicants may be asked to present any other document deemed appropriate to process the application.
The Consulate General shall report to the Italian judiciary any case of forged document submitted in support of a visa application (art. 331 and 332 of the Italian code of criminal procedure).

Forms:

Please, provide also a photocopy of each document - passport included - submitted together with the visa application.

 

Visa fees
1. National visa (D): 116 EUR.
Study visa: 50 EUR.

2. Schengen visa: 60 EUR.
For children from the age of 6 years and below the age of 12 years: 35 EUR.
Study visa: free of charge.
Schengen visa fee waiver:
• children under six years
• school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training,
• researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research
• representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations;
• EU-citizens family members, when accompanying or joining the EU relative, falling under Directive 2004/38/CE and Italian Legislative Decree 6 February 2007, n. 30:
a) the spouse;
b) the partner with whom the Union citizen has contracted a registered partnership, on the basis of the legislation of a Member State, if the legislation of the host Member State treats registered partnerships as equivalent to marriage and in accordance with the conditions laid down in the relevant legislation of the host Member State;
c) the direct descendants who are under the age of 21 or are dependents and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point b);
d) the dependent direct relatives in the ascending line and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point b).

PLEASE NOTE: Visa fees can only be paid cash, in Shekels. Click here to check the updated list of visa fees in Shekel.

Applicants are informed that no rush fee is foreseen.
Applicants are warned against anybody who, claiming contacts in the Visa Office, promises facilitations of issuance of visas in exchange for money or other benefits.

 

Schengen visa fee waiver:

  • children under six years
  • school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training,
  • researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research
  • representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations;
  • EU-citizens family members, when accompanying or joining the EU relative, falling under Directive 2004/38/CE and Italian Legislative Decree 6 February 2007, n. 30:
    1. the spouse;
    2. the partner with whom the Union citizen has contracted a registered partnership, on the basis of the legislation of a Member State, if the legislation of the host Member State treats registered partnerships as equivalent to marriage and in accordance with the conditions laid down in the relevant legislation of the host Member State;
    3. the direct descendants who are under the age of 21 or are dependents and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point b);
    4. the dependent direct relatives in the ascending line and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point b).

 

Visa Information System-VIS

The Visa Information System (VIS) is a system for the exchange of visa data between Schengen area States. The establishment of the VIS is a key element of the European Union’s visa policy, aimed at creating an area of freedom, security and justice without internal borders.

For more information, please visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

 

Rights and duties of foreigners
For information for foreigners intending to go to Italy, please click here .


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