The Embassy of Italy in Singapore is competent to issue Schengen and national visas for Italy and Schengen visas for Malta.
Schengen visas are for short stays with a maximum duration of 90 days, every 180 days.
The national visas are for long stays, with a duration of from 91 to 365 days, aimed at a transfer to Italy by the applicant (visas for work, study, family reasons…), through the subsequent obtaining of a Card or a Residence Permit stay, issued by the competent Italian Questura for the area.
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 holidays) others for both, depending on whether the length of stay exceeds 90 days (medical treatment, self-employment, subordinate work, mission, religious reasons, research, study, volunteering).
FIND OUT IF YOU NEED A VISA
Through a guided procedure, based on your nationality, the country of residence, the reasons for the visit and the length of stay, you can check whether it is necessary or not to apply for an entry visa for Italy.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR A VISA?
The following visa applications can be submitted:
- Singaporean and Bruneian citizens residing in the territory of Singapore or Brunei for stay visas longer than 90 days. Instead, they are exempt for Schengen visas;
- citizens of those countries for which a Schengen visa is required (check here to find out which countries it is required for) and who are legally resident in Singapore or Brunei;
- citizens of those countries for which a Schengen visa is required and who are legally present on a temporary basis in Singapore or Brunei, and who have justified reasons for applying for a visa in Singapore rather than at the Italian Embassy in the country of establishment residence. The Italian Embassy in Singapore reserves the right to evaluate the justified reasons before declaring the application admissible.
Special categories of applicants
Family members of European Union/EEA citizens
The legislation (Directive 2004/38/EC and Legislative Decree 30/2007) provides for facilitations for issuing visas to family members of citizens of the EU/EEA.
Spouse, civil union partner, dependent direct ascendants and those of the spouse/united, direct descendants under the age of 21 or dependents and those of the spouse/united) accompanying or joining an EU citizen are eligible for a visa entry in priority to other requests and free of charge. This category will be issued a 90-day tourism visa, multiple, by applying the EU citizen family gratuity (GF). Applicants are invited to go to the Embassy by appointment (book here) in order to prove their relationship. For this procedure, it is mandatory to provide a valid identity document and, depending on the case, a marriage, family relationship or birth certificate.
On 31 January 2020, the procedure relating to “Brexit” ended, 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, as of that date, the United Kingdom has become a third State. As of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom has been included in Annex II of Reg. (EU) 2018/1806, which contains the list of third countries whose citizens are exempt from visa requirements for short stays.
The art. 3 of the Interministerial Decree n. 850/2011 establishes that entry into the national territory is subordinate to the acquisition by the Headquarters of the deed of assent to expatriation signed by each of the parents exercising parental authority who do not accompany the minor on the trip or, in their absence, the legal guardian .
WHERE TO APPLY FOR A VISA?
At the Embassy:
For applications for a national visa for Italy (for stays longer than 90 days), it is necessary to book an appointment at the Embassy.
At the BLS International Services agency:
Schengen visa applications for Italy and Malta can be submitted at the BLS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES agency, by appointment.
Call Center: +65 31589149 (Mon – Fri: 08.00 – 15.00, excluding public holidays)