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General Information

 

General Information

The Embassy of Italy in Singapore is responsible for issuing Schengen and national visas for Italy and Schengen visas for Malta.

Schengen visas are short-stay visas with a maximum duration of 90 days, every 180 days.

National visas are long-stay visas, with a duration from 91 to 365 days, for the transfer of the applicant to Italy (visas for work, study, family reasons etc..), through the subsequent obtaining of a Card or Stay Permit, issued by the local Italian Police Headquarters in charge.

Some types are reserved exclusively for short-stay visas (business, sports competition, invitation, transit and transport), some for long-stay visas (adoption, diplomatic, investors, family reasons, re-entry, elective residence, working vacations) others for both, depending on whether the duration of stay exceeds 90 days (medical treatment, self-employment, employment, mission, religious reasons, research, study, volunteer work).

 

CHECK IF YOU NEED AN ENTRY VISA

Through a guided process, you will know whether it is necessary to apply for an entry visa to Italy, based on nationality, country of residence, and reasons for the visit and stay duration.

Visit the following website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find out: https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home.aspx

   

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE VISA?

The following are eligible to apply for visas:

  • Singaporean and Brunei nationals who reside in Singapore or Brunei for visas for stays longer than 90 days. However, they are exempted for Schengen visas;
  • Citizens of those countries for which the Schengen visa is required (click here to know for which countries it is necessary) and who are legally resident in Singapore or Brunei;
  • Citizens of those countries for which Schengen visas are required and who are legally present in Singapore or Brunei on a temporary basis, and who have justified reasons for applying for a visa in Singapore instead of at the Italian Embassy in the country of their permanent residence. The Embassy of Italy in Singapore reserves the right to evaluate the justified reasons before declaring the application is acceptable.

Special categories of applicants 

Family members of EU/EEA citizens

The legislation (Directive 2004/38/EC and Legislative Decree 30/2007) provides for facilitations for issuing visas to family members of EU/EEA citizens.

The Spouse, partner of acivil union, dependent first-degree relatives in the ascending line and those of the spouse/partner,direct descendants under 21 years old or dependent and those of the spouse/partner,accompanying or joining an EU citizen, are entitled to priority and free entry visa compared to other applications.   A 90-day multiple-entry tourist visa will be issued to this category, free of charge due to the status of family member of an EU citizen. Applicants are invited to go to the Embassy by appointment (book here) to give proof of their family relationship. For this procedure it is mandatory to provide a valid identity document and, if applicable, the marriage, family relationship or birth certificate.

UK citizens

On January 31, 2020, the "Brexit" process was concluded, with the entry into force of the agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The Withdrawal Agreement (2019/C 384 I/01) entered into force on 1 February 2020 and, from that date, the United Kingdom became a non-member State. As of 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom was included in Annex II of Reg. (EU) 2018/1806, which contains the list of non-member countries whose nationals are exempt from the visa requirement for short stays

Minors

Article 3 of Inter-ministerial Decree No. 850/2011 establishes that the entry into the national territory is subject to the acquisition by the Office in charge of the act of consent to expatriationsigned by each of the persons exercising parental authority who do not accompany the minor on the trip or, in their absence, of the legal guardian. 

 

WHERE TO APPLY FOR THE ENTRY VISA?

At the Embassy:

For national visa applicationsfor Italy (for stays longer than 90 days) it is necessary to book an appointment onlinebefore going to the Embassy.

At BLS International Services Agency:

 

Schengen visa applications for Italy and Malta can be submitted at the BLS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES Agency, by appointment

Contact details of BLS International Services Agency: 

Call Center:  +65 31581938 (Mon - Fri: 08.00 - 15.00, excluding public holidays)

E-mailinfoitaly.sg@blshelpline.com

 

VISA TYPES

 

ISSUE PROCEDURE 

 

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