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All About Your Visa
All foreigners intending to enter Italy must provide the documentation required to justify the reasons and duration of their stay as well as, in some prescribed cases, the availability of adequate economic means and lodging.

In some cases you need a visa, application for which can be made at the Italian Diplomatic and Consular Representations in your country of residence.

Do you need a visa?

Visit the web site to:
Find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence, and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Italy.
Find out which documents are required in order to apply for your visa.

Be advised:
Presentation of the documentation requested does not necessarily ensure issuance of the visa

Where to apply for a visa

Italy Visa Application Centre
191 Silom Complex
15th Floor Unit C Silom Road,
Silom Bangrak Bangkok Thailand 10500
Near BTS Saladaeng, Bangkok

Documents required:
Please refer to the specific visa category and the correspondent checklist to ensure the correct documents are submitted with the application.

Please note that:

For underage children traveling (under 18 years): a written consent of the other parent is required; birth certificate, house registration, parents’ passport copies and the authorization of the change of the surname (if changed). Incase applicant under 18 years: in application form, parents have to sign in No.36, Consent letter have to issue from district.
For applicants holding non Thai passport:) Original work permit and Re-entry stamp from Thai immigration, valid at least one month after coming back from the Schengen states.

The Embassy of Italy reserves its right to request additional documents.
All documents must be update not more than 1 month
Sponsor must be parents, sister, Brother, husband and wife only and they must provide written confirmation that they will sponsor your trip

Required Travel Insurance

A medical insurance is compulsory for visitors to Italy and other Schengen states. You may provide either a policy from an insurance company based in Europe or in Thailand. Please note that only certain insurance companies in Thailand are accepted. The insurance must cover at least 30 000 Euro or 1 500 000 Baht and include costs for medical treatment, hospitalization and repatriation due to injury or medical reasons. The insurance must be valid in all Schengen states and cover the total length of the visit.
The reimbursement from the insurance company must be payable in any EU-country, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. The insurance certificate must be shown when the application is submitted. Please note that you have to bring your travel insurance with you when travelling due to inspections of relevant documents at the border control when entering the Schengen area.

All Applicants please note, the Insurance policy will be considered valid, only if it has the Insurance Company stamp and authorized signature.

Please click here to download the list of approved insurance companies in Thailand

Important information for foreigners

1. When entering Italy, even if you have already obtained a visa, the border authorities are authorised to check the documentation required for obtaining the visa itself.
2. Pursuant to article 4, paragraph 2 of Consolidated Text no. 286/98 and subsequent amendments, concomitant with the issuance of your visa you will receive a written communication from the diplomatic or consular authority illustrating the rights and obligations associated with your entrance and stay in Italy, with particular regard to the procedures envisaged for requesting a "Permesso di soggiorno" (permission to stay) or the issuance of a "Dichiarazione di presenza" (statement of presence).

For further information on entrance visas for Italy and the Schengen area click here.

The visa fee is collected in cash at the VFS application centre at the time of handing in the application.

Step 1
Applications for Italy visa (Short-stay) are accepted at the Visa Application Centres.

Step 2
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 or Consulate.

Step 3
Please go to the link “All About Your Visas” to understand details of various visas.

Step 4
Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.