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How To Apply

Step 1:

Before visiting the Visa Application Centre, you are required to schedule an appointment on this website under schedule an appointment.

To make an appointment for submission of application at the Italy Visa Application Centre Click schedule an appointment

Should you experience an issue with scheduling an appointment reach out to the following address for further assistance info.itza@vfshelpline.com

The appointment wait time may go up to 15 working days and that the Italian Consulate’s working time is - 10 calendar days. Hence, please plan your travel accordingly and apply for your visa one month ahead of your trip.

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,Johannesburg to decide on.

Step 2:

Please review the Requisite Documents required at the time of submission.

List of Additional documents are as below and they are available for download in Downlaod forms section of each Visa category

Ancestry Declaration

VFS Refund Form

EU Declaration

Host Declaration

Lettera d'Affari

Parental Consent form

Passport Collection Proxy form

Proof of Accommodation

Proof of Funds

Proof of Residence

Relative Declaration

Short Stay Schengen Form

Long Stay Visa application form

Insurance has to cover the day of departure and the day of arrival +7 days after date of arrival in South Africa (this in case the person misses the flight and there are complications in re-routing through to South Africa).

Step 3:

Track your Application at any time through our website or call centre to know the status of your application.

A visa application cannot be submitted without prior appointment at the Consulate of Italy,Johannesburg.

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