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Visas

 

Visas

 

 The Embassy of Italy is still closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To manage the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), travel restrictions are in place to limit travel to Italy. Most people cannot travel to Italy at this time.

These measures are currently in effect until March 5th, 2021, and may be extended. These restrictions stop all non-essential (discretionary) travel to Italy.

Upon the decision taken by the Government of Italy on December 3rd, we have resumed the issuance of National  Visas (Study, family reunion,re-entry, High qualified work visa) and some Short Visas (for fiancee, health, sport, work, religious)

Tourist Visa remains suspended untill further notice.

 

For further information please write to visti.jerevan@esteri.it

Visa applicants have to contact TLS VISA CENTER in order to schedule an appointment and submit visa applications.

 

Once you have obtained Vis, you can download the "nota di accompagnamento" which contains an extract of the current legislation (DPCM December 3rd 2020), which lists the categories of visa applicants exempted from travel restrictions.

 

ATTENTION: for those who come from the countries of list E of the DPCM December 3, 2020 (including Armenia) are obliged to deliver self-declaration to the carrier and to anyone in charge of carrying out the checks; to reach final destination in Italy only by private vehicle (airport transit is allowed, without leaving the dedicated areas of the airport); to communicate immediately their entry to the Prevention Department of the Health Authority territorially competent for the final destination; to respect a period of quarantine for the duration of 14 days; to immediately contact, even if asymptomatic, their entry into Italy to the Health Department of the city where you are going to stay.

According to the type of visa issued by the certain embassy/consulate of any Schengen country there are different restrictions that apply to the particular visa in accordance to the nature of travelling and other relevant circumstances. In this regard, please contact the competent Embassy in order to know COVID-19 restrictions.

 

We are instructed to accept National Visa applications only in the following categories:

  1. Study. This category includes University, AFAM, Erasmus program and Italian Courses (Italian Courses at University for Foreigners of Siena, Perugia,  the Dante Alighieri Society and University for Foreigners "Dante Alighieri" of Reggio Calabria. Italian courses only for those students who have obtained certificates of proficiency in the Italian language with a grade not inferior to B2 level); For more information about Study Visa click here
  2. Qualified work (subordinate work visa)
  3. Family reunification
  4. Fiancee Visa that is granted only for stable, genuine and engaged long-term relationship
  5. Re-entry Visa

 

For any question regarding any other types of Visa, please contact TLS Visa Center  (Telepone number +374 55909449)

 

Application form: National Visa

REGULATIONS TO BE OBSERVED BY VISITING FOREIGNERS DURING THEIR STAY IN ITALY

 

QUALIFIED WORK VISA (subordinate work visa)

Applicants should provide:

  1. Visa Appliction form
  2. Recent passport-style photo (3,5 cm x 4,5 cm or 1''3/8 x 1''3/4, full front and white background);
  3. Passport and Armenian Identity Card
  4. In order to process this type of visa your employer needs to request a “nulla osta” (entry clearance), at the "Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione" (Unified Immigration Desk) in Italy. The “Sportello Unico” will provide for the Nulla Osta (entry clearance) and the "contratto di soggiorno per lavoro" (job contract) to be sent to the Diplomatic Representation.

The Visa Office has full authority to evaluate and request additional documentation, if deemed necessary, in addition to what is submitted. Furthermore, the applicant is informed that submitting all required documentation does NOT guarantee the issuance of any particular visa.

 

FAMILY REUNIFICATION

The family reasons visa allows entrance in Italy to:

  • a relative (spouse, children, or dependent parents) of a non-EU citizen holding a regular Italian Permit of stay. In this case applicant need a "nulla osta" (entry clearance) issued no more than 6 months earlier by the competent "Sportello Unico" (Immigration Desk).
  • a relative (spouse, children or dependent parents) of a EU citizen, has to submit the invitation letter (nulla osta is not required). Foreigners applying for family reunion visa through marriage to an Italian citizen or EU citizen must register their marriage at the competent Consulate prior to applying for the visa.

Applicants should provide:

  1. Long term Visa Appliction form;
  2. Recent passport-style photo (3,5 cm x 4,5 cm or 1''3/8 x 1''3/4, full front and white background);
  3.  Passport
  4. For non Armenian citizens: Armenian residence permit
  5. Nulla osta or invitation letter (in this case applicants are requested to provide also a copy of the EU or European Economic Area citizen’s identity document or passport;
  6. Administrative documentation (marriage certificate, birth certificate, etc.) attesting the family relationship. The certificate must be legalized with Apostille. It must be translated into Italian language. Also the translation has to be legalized with Apostille;
  7. In the case of minor children, written permission from the child's other parent for visa to be issued no more than 1 months earlier;

 

FIANCEE VISA 

Please, refer to https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en in order to check the list of the required documents foreseen for "Tourism visit to family - friends"

In addition to the required documents, the host has to fill in the "Declaration of responsability

 

 RE-ENTRY VISA

  1. Entry visa application form
  2. Recent passport-style photo (3,5 cm x 4,5 cm or 1''3/8 x 1''3/4, full front and white background);
  3. valid travel document

 a) in the case of a lost or stolen residence permit, a copy of the report made to the police authorities. The visa will be issued after obtaing the necessary "Nulla Osta" (authorisation) from the relevant Questura;

  b) in the case of a residence permit expired within the last 60 days, original of the expired document, and receipt of the renewal application already submitted

       4.  authorisation from the relevant Questura (requested directly by the Italian Embassy)

  

 This Embassy has full authority to evaluate and request additional documentation, if deemed necessary, in addition to what is submitted. Furthermore, the applicant is hereby informed that submitting all required documentation does NOT guarantee the issuance of any particular visa.

Foreigners must report to the ‘Questura’ of the city where they are residing in, to obtain a ‘Permesso di Soggiorno’ (Stay Permit), within one week from entry into Italy. To obtain an extension of the ‘Permesso di Soggiorno’, the foreigner must file an application with the ‘Questura’ before the expiration of the original stay permit.

  

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EXTRAORDINARY INFORMATION - COVID 19: travel restrictions are in place to limit travel to Italy. Most people cannot travel to Italy at this time.

These measures are currently in effect until March 5th, 2021, and may be extended.

These restrictions stop all non-essential (discretionary) travel to Italy.

The Embassy does not receive the public on matters related to immigration procedures. You cannot provide biometrics to the Embassy. The Embassy does not accept applications in person. Visa applicants are invited to submit their applications to TLS Visa Center.

 

GENERAL ORDINARY INFORMATION

If you would like to travel to Italy, depending on your citizenship, the duration and purpose of your stay, a visa may be required before departure.

Do you need a visa? To find out whether you need to apply for a visa click here Visas to enter Italy

PLEASE, BE INFORMED THAT IS MANDATORY TO SUBMIT PROOF OF  THE HOTEL BOOKING WITH RESERVATION COSTS AND IF IT IS CANCELABLE AND REFUNDABLE.

Please, be informed that visa, once processed or issued, can not be changed or prolonged. Applicants are requested to apply again.

 
General information on the issuing of visas for short and long stay:


1.  The Italian Embassy in Armenia is competent for issuing entry visas for short stay (type C) to Italy and Malta, as well as long-stay visa (type D) to Italy. Only legal residents in Armenia can apply to the Embassy of Italy in Yerevan

The applicant will be required to pay an additional fee of 20 Euro (about AMD 11.000) as consideration for the service provided by the TSL, to be paid directly to the external service provider in cash and in local currency (Armenian dram).

2.  The visa application must be made not earlier than six months from the date of departure and is usually examined within ten calendar days, but it depends on type of visa.

3.  Only legal residents in Armenia can apply to the Embassy of Italy in Jerevan. The visa application must be submitted in person at TLS VISA CENTER. If the applicant is a minor or an invalid, they should be accompanied by their legal representative. It is prohibited the presentation of a visa application through intermediaries of any kind (travel agencies or other).

4. Each applicant must complete and submit a single application form and two recent photographs. Your passport should be valid for at least 3 months upon conclusion of your trip and have at least two blank pages.

5.  Please note that the application form is free of charge and can be picked up at TLS Contact, or downloaded from the website of the Embassy click here

6.  The short stay visa application processing fee to Italy and Malta  for Armenian citizens is 35 euros (AMD 18.950), payable in cash and in local currency (Armenian dram) upon submission of the application for a visa at the TSLcontact.

7. The refusal of an entry visa does not in any way entitle the reimbursement of paid fees.

8.  The sole possession of a visa does not give an automatic right of entry to its owner into the Schengen Zone, the travelers could be asked to demonstrate at the border that they meet all the conditions for entry.

 According to the art. 331 of the Italian Penal Code, be informed that presentation of false documentation will be reported to the Judicial Authority in Italy.

 

Visa Fees

Forms

 

INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS

Rights and duties of foreign nationals for short-stay in the Schengen Area

Rights and duties of foreign nationals for long-term entries and stays in Italy

 


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