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Welcome to the website of the Visa Application Centre for Italy in South Africa and Botswana. Please find the information about how to apply for a Schengen Visa to Italy.

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  • Please Note: The Italy Visa Application Centre in Cape Town will open on the 01 March 2021.

    Kindly note that applicants will only be assisted by appointment.

    Opening times will be on a Monday and on a Thursday – 09:00 to 12:00.

    Please click here to proceed to schedule an appointment.

  • Effective 01 March 2021
    Italy Visa Application Centre accepts applications only with prior appointment. Please note change in our operational days and hours until further notice:

    Johannesburg Centre
    Opening times will be on a Wednesday Only – 09:00 to 12:00
    Durban Centre
    Opening times will be on a Monday Only - 09:00 to 12:00
    Address for the Durban application Centre is currently at - Unit 409, 4th Floor, 91-123 Cowey Road (Problem Mkhize), Essenwood , Durban
    Opening times will be on a Monday Only – 09:00 to 12:00

    All other centres will remain closed till further notice

    Please note only applications by appointment will be assisted.

    For applicants with previous Schengen visa kindly send your last issued visa to info.itza@vfshelpline.com for further directions before making an appointment.

    Kindly note due to COVID-19 no Family/Group appointments will be allowed, only individual appointments will be accepted at the Application Centre

    Owing to the COVID -19 development and directives by the Government of South Africa, the Italy Visa Application Centres will now be able to operate as per the level 3 regultions as from the 01 July 2020. Please note only applications by appointment will be assisted.

    We have a very important update for our customers in South Africa regarding the functioning of our Italy Visa Application Centres.

    As the safety of our customers and staff is our priority, we have implemented strict health and safety measures in line with Government guidelines for social distancing at our Application Centres.It is mandatory to wear a face mask/face covering to enter the Visa applications centre premises.

    We will deny entry if you are present without a face mask/ face covering. On arrival at the Visa Application Centre, you will be required to undergo a temperature reading. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty in breathing will be allowed to reschedule their appointments for another day and not proceed further for their applications.

    For your safety, kindly adhere to the precautionary measures at our Centres. All processed applications will be subject to accepting the mandatory courier service to reduce the number of visits to the Centre.

    For more updates, we request customers to visit our website www.vfsglobal.com

  • As per the Decrees of the President of the Council of Ministers dated 08 March 2020. click here

  • According to the new European Union Regulation n. 1155/2019. All the short stay visa fees are changing

    Adult visa fee is changing from 60euros to 80euros

    Children between 6-12 years fee is changing from 35euros to 40euros

  • The general consulate of Italy in Johannesburg is responsible for residents in… – read more
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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