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Visas

 

Visas

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

Upon the decision taken by the European Union in Bruxelles, we have suspended the issuance of Schengen Visas (up to 90 days) until further notice.

Please, be informed that the issuance of National Visas (more than 90 days) remains suspended till further notice. We will resume routine National Visa Services (Study, family reunion, re-entry, High qualified work visa) as soon as possible but we are unable to provide a specific date at this time.

On August 7th 2020, in order to control the spread of Coronavirus, the Italian Prime Minister issued a Decree that impose new emergency Anti-Covid measures, which include travel restrictions (i.e. people resident in some Countries, including Armenia, cannot enter Italy). The new Decree issued on September 7th is an extension of existing rules foreseen by the previous Decree of August 7th.The existing rules will expire on October 7th 2020. For more information click here

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

REMINDER: the Italian Embassy in Yerevan has outsourced the reception of all types of Visa applications to TLS VISA CENTER.

We are instructed to accept National Visa applications only in the following categories but we have to wait for further instructions before we can accept any of these requests.

  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. Re-entry Visa

 

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 Italian 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;

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.

 

 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)

 PLEASE NOTE: ALL FOREIGN CITIZENS WILL BE ABLE TO USE THEIR RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR THE ONLY PURPOSE OF CROSSING THE BORDERS. THIS IS VALID ONLY THROUGH THE PERIOD SPECIFIED IN THE SAME DOCUMENT. APPLICANTS IN POSSESSION OF AN EXPIRED RESIDENCE PERMIT WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO ITALY BUT MUST APPLY FOR A RE-ENTRY VISA.

In light of the above, the previous information regarding the possibility for foreign citizens in possession of residence permits that expired during the period of 31 January 2020 and 31 July 2020 but we’re automatically extended to the 31 August 2020, the option to return to Italy even though their residency has expired is no more valid. Foreign citizens are required to apply for a re-entry visa in order to return to Italy.

 

 

  

  

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.

2.  The applicant may submit an application at the TLS Contact Visa Centre, by registering online at https://it.tlscontact.com/am/evn/login.php , or directly at the Embassy, by calling +374 60 54 00 29.

In the first case, the applicant will be required to pay an additional fee of 20 Euro (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).

3.  The visa application must be made not earlier than three months from the date of departure and is usually examined within ten calendar days.

4.  The visa application must be submitted in person. 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).

5. Each applicant must complete and submit a single application form and two photographs.

6.  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

7.  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 or at this Embassy.

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

9.  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.

 

Please, be informed that actually, due to the enormous visa applications submitted at this Embassy, the waiting time in order to make an appointment is about two months.

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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