On 26 October 1997 Italy joined the Schengen system at the end of a gradual process of adjusting to the common visa regime provided by the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement.Reinforcement of the common external border followed the parallel and gradual removal of internal border controls, allowing complete freedom of movement within all the territories of the Schengen agreement signatory States and establishing what has become known as the Schengen Area.
The visa applications are to be submitted at the Italy Visa Application Centre in Nairobi. All applications will be assessed by Embassy of Italylocated in Nairobi ‘competent’ on the basis of the applicants’ residence.
Please Note: All applicants should submit their visa application in person at the Visa Application Centre.
The Italy Visa Application Centre therefore under no circumstances accepts nor receives couriered or mailed applications. We shall be forced to return the couriered or mailed application at the senders cost via the same courier or mail company.
Submission of Application 0800 – 1500 hrs (Monday – Friday) Except Holidays
Passport Collection 1000 – 1530 hrs (Monday – Friday) Except Holidays
For Prospective Applicants
Applicants who wish to apply for a visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents accurately. This will reduce the risks of your application being incomplete or from it taking a longer time to being processed.
Please note that you may be required by the Embassy to appear for a personal interview, prior to a decision being taken on your application. Please make sure you submit the correct email and phone number in order for the Embassy to reach you if needed.
|Step 1 :
||Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – 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. We have no say on whether you will be granted a visa or how much time it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate of Italy to decide on.
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||Please review the Requisite Documents required at the time of submission
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||Schedule an appointment through our call centre or website to submit your application at the Visa application Centre in Nairobi
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||Submit your documents at our Visa Application Centre on the date and time given for your appointment.
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||Track your Application at any time through our website or call centre to know the status of your application.
If you have already applied for your visa through the Italy Visa Application Centres you can track the status of your application by clicking here and providing your unique Reference number (located at the top of the Receipt issued to you at the time you submitted your documents in the Centre) and you’re Date of Birth.
The Visa Application Centre aims towards providing a complete professional assistance and experience to applicants in the process of applying for a visa. However, we do not have nor take any participation in visa decision. This is at the complete behest of the Consulate General of Italy