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VISA to Italy
Short Stay Visa
How to apply?
Effective 2nd April 2012, applications for Schengen Visas to the Embassy of Italy in Jakarta can be submitted, by scheduling an appointment and solely by personal appearance of the applicant, to the VFS Italy Visa Application Centre, Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 15:00, and passports can be collected from Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 16:00.  The address of the VFS Italy Visa Application Center is as follows:

Italy Visa Application Center
Plaza ABDA/ASIA 22nd fl – Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav 59
Jakarta Selatan 12910
Helpline: +62 21 5140 2571 or +62 21 5140 0030


The application form, the invitation format, the visa fee and the list of the documentation required for every type of visa, can be found on this website. For general information on visa regulations, categories and requirements please visit www.ambjakarta.esteri.it or Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website.

General information and inquiries on the status of your visa application can be provided at the counter of the Italy Visa Application Center, by calling +62 21 5140 2571 or +62 21 5140 0030 from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, or by emailing info.italyid@vfshelpline.com
The visa office provides an active information service in response to the e-mails sent to info.italyid@vfshelpline.com.

PLEASE NOTE: The Embassy of Italy has the right to request further documentation and that by submitting the required documentation does not necessary imply that the visa will be granted.
While collection of the application will be managed by the VFS Italy Visa Application Centre, any assessment and decision on visa applications are taken by the Embassy only.

When to apply?

A visa application must be lodged not sooner than three months prior to the date of departure. Please also note that the laws prescribe that the Consular Authority makes its decision on the application in a period of time that must not exceed 15 working days (that can be further extended in case of necessity). Therefore applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application at least 15 working days prior to the date of departure and never, in any case, more than 90 days before departure. This will allow an orderly examination of the applications and limit the chances that decisions on visa applications are taken after the applicant's scheduled date of departure. Experience suggests that it normally takes from 5 to 8 working days to issue the decision on the visa applications. Indeed, there may be changes according to the season and the type of visa.
Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process your application, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy of Italy.
Please go to the link “All About Your Visas” to understand details of various visas.
Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.


Processing Time
The visa fee is collected in cash at the VFS application centre at the time of handing in the application and is not refundable.

Submission at the Visa Application Centre - it is mandatory to schedule an appointment to submit your Short Stay application.

Step 1
Prepare your application and supporting documents: Go to ‘All about your visas’ link on this website and find out details related to the visa category you want to apply for – here, you can find the applicable fee, documents required, Visa application form and more.

Step 2
Book an appointment to visit Visa Application Centre (Mandatory): To avoid waiting time due to high volume of applicants applying at the same time, we strongly recommend you book an appointment before visiting the Visa Application Centre. Booking and appointment is FREE OF CHARGE and is subject to availability. To book an appointment, please click here.

Step 3
Submit your application: Visit Visa Application Centre as per appointment scheduled and submit your completed Visa Application Forms along with required supporting documents.

Step 4
Pay applicable Fee: Please check ‘Visa Fee’ table provided under the visa category you are applying for. Visa Application Centre accepts the fee in CASH ONLY. Submission Officer at the Visa Application Centre will advise you on total payable amount in local currency only (IDR). A receipt will be provided for all payments made at the Centre.