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Visas (english version)


Visas (english version)

VISA OFFICE (office hours and contacts)

Applications are submitted by appointment only from Monday to Friday, booking Online only (here). In the case you cannot find the answer to your question(s) on this web site, please send an e-mail to the Visa Office at: . Only in case of real and specific urgency, you can contact personally the Visa Office (contacts).
We would like to inform you that before applying for a study visa the student must first register him/herself for the chosen course on the website Universitaly. This request does not apply to artistic and musical studies (at Academies / Conservatories).- Valid Serbian Residence Permit.

- Valid passport, issued less than 10 years ago (older passport will not be accepted) and with at least two blank adjacent pages. Passport must be valid for at least three months after the intended return date from your trip.
- Applicants residing outside Serbia or holders of a Serbia C- visa are not eligible to apply for the visa at the Embassy of Italy in Republic of Serbia.
- You can apply for a visa up to six months (or for sailors up to nine months) before your intended departure date
- If required, birth and/or marriage certificates issued outside the Republic of Serbia must be duly translated into Italian and certified in the country of issue (click here).
- for minors: written consent from both parents. If the parents are divorced or one parent lives abroad (and is not travelling with the minor) he/she must legalize his/her signature on the letter of consent at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country of his/her residence and provide a photocopy of his/her passport.
If you would like to apply for a visa, you have to schedule an appointment with this Office - please click the following link. The booking service is totally free of charge. For all types of visas you have to apply in person and by prior on line appointment only.
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Before booking an appointment, please inform yourself if you need a visa and check out the general list of required documents by (Clicking Here). For the list of countries whose citizens are exempt from the visas for short stays (up to 90 days) please (Click Here) Visa Office of the Embassy of Italy reserves the right to request additional documents besides those indicated on the general list. Please note that the submission of the required documentation does not necessarily imply granting of visa.

Visa processing usually takes between 2 and 4 working days (depending on the applicant’s nationality) after the interview at the Visa Office. Applications shall be lodged no more than six months, and for seafarers in the performance of their duties no more than nine months, before the start of the intended visit, and, as a rule, no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit. Also please be advised that the rush fee is not applicable.

Table for establishing the means of subsistence required for admission to Italy
(Click here)
Visa fee must be paid in cash and in Euros only. We do not accept other currencies, personal checks, credit or debit cards . The fee has to be paid at the time of the application and is non-refundable regardless of the fact whether the visa is issued or not.

Visas Fees 0 - 6 Y.O. 6 - 12 Y.O. 12+ Y.O.
Schengen Visa 0 € 40 € 80 € (*)
National Visa 116 € 116 € 116 €
Study Visa (up to 90 days) 0 € 0 € 0 €
Study Visa (over 90 days) 50 € 50 € 50 €

(*) citizens of Armenia and Azerbaijan = 35€
• From September 25, 2014, biometric data (i.e. fingerprints) are collected from all the applicants for a Schengen "C" visa.
Therefore, personal presence of all applicants is mandatory.
Fingerprints are not collected from the following applicants:
- Children under 12 years of age.
- Persons for whom fingerprints collection is physically impossible.
- Other categories in accordance with Article 13(7) of Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament, Visa Code:
Subsequent visa requests within 59 months do not require further fingerprinting (with exemptions if necessary).

• The visa does not guarantee entry in the country. Further checks by Immigration Officers at the borders may lead to a refusal. Travelers are advised to carry copies of documents submitted with visa application and to provide them to the Immigration Officers if requested.

• Please, make sure to have all paperwork complete and in order prior to arriving to the visa office counter.

• Please note that visa officers may request additional documents at their discretion based on the interview with the applicant.

• The visa office of the Italian Embassy in Belgrade has the jurisdiction to process visa applications ONLY for the persons who reside in Republic of Serbia. Only a valid residence permit issued by Serbian authorities is considered as the proof of residence in Serbia.

• Before applying for your visa, make sure your travel document has a validity of at least 3 months beyond the last day of your trip in the Schengen Area and at least two empty ‘VISA’ pages.

• Passports can be collected by the holder or by the person authorized by the holder.

• Invitation letter (e.g. for tourism, business or other): duly filled-in invitation letter (faxed or emailed directly to the applicant) is required along with a copy of the host’s ID or passport (Permit of stay for non-European Union citizens) and should be sent directly to applicant.

• Health Insurance: Schengen regulations require applicants to have health insurance coverage before departure. Please check carefully whether your medical insurance will cover the costs for medical treatment abroad (up to 30.000 euros, including emergency medical evacuation). If it does not, you need to submit a health insurance covering your stay in Europe.

Pre-departure notice
We would like to remind you that Italian national legislation prescribes some obligations to be fulfilled by foreign citizens as soon as they enter Italian territory. Please read carefully the following link regarding the “rights and duties of foreign nationals” (click here).

Complaints Book
We would appreciate very much any comments and observations on the service performed by the Visa Office of the Embassy of Italy. Particularly we would appreciate a detailed report of any inefficiency on the procedures above mentioned, or any other suggestions. Reports can be sent to the following electronic address: or written directly in the “Comments and Suggestions Book” available in the waiting room of the Consulate.

Other Visas FAQs (Click Here)

Study in Italy (Click Here)