Do you dream of taking a walk down the winding streets of UNESCO world heritage site Sienna and going for wine-tasting sessions in the vast Tuscan country-side? This summer, Italy invites you to explore everything from the famed white sand beaches along the Amalfi coast to the fashion capital of the world in Milan.
Are you planning to apply for Italy Schengen visa appointment from New Delhi? In 2017, the consulate at New Delhi issued just above 38,000 visas.
The New Delhi consulate gets a large number of applications throughout the year and getting an appointment can be time-consuming and irksome.
Do not worry though! We have got you covered! This article will help you find out how to get an Italy Schengen visa appointment and what you should do if you are unable to get one. We can book your Italy Schengen visa appointment for you, by filling out our Schengen visa appointment form.
Once you have your appointment ready, you can head on over to our related article to get all of your required documentation in order.
How to get an Italy Schengen Visa appointment in New Delhi- The Basics
This is how you can book an Italy Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi:
The Italy Consulate has outsourced all visa applications from India to VFS Global.
Visa applications from New Delhi are collected and examined by the Italian Consulate after they go through the VFSGlobal appointment and tracking systems.
After you have filled the visa application form, you will be redirected to the VFS Global official website.
Please click on the option to “Schedule an appointment“.
To gain access to the online appointment booking portal you will have to fill in the details in the form below. You can select date and time slot based on your convenience.
VFSGlobal has the bandwidth to support at least 30 applicants on a day. Getting an appointment at VFSGlobal is not easy and is subject to availability of a slot. Depending on your convenience of securing an appointment date, the handling charge for this service will be $25 or more.
Visit this link to find out more information on the application submission process for Schengen visa.
What should I do when there are no appointment slots available for Italy Schengen visa?
We advise you to try one of the following options if you are having trouble getting an Italy Schengen visa appointment date:
Apply in a different jurisdiction
Have you been waiting for too long for your Italy Schengen visa? In this case, wait no longer and try to apply at the nearest jurisdiction. For this, we suggest that you look at other nearby centres.
Have you tried changing the main Schengen consulate of your visit?
Main Schengen states like Germany, France, Italy, and Spain are usually booked out for a couple of months at a stretch. In these cases, you can try your luck by applying to the consulate of countries like Slovakia or Malta. These countries do not have a large number of applicants thus making it easier to secure an appointment with them.
Remember that you will have to show a tentative travel itinerary to this country in order to get an appointment. We can help you with this. Click this link to make the temporary flight and hotel bookings and we will take care of the rest for you.
You could read our article on how to book an appointment when no appointment slot is available.
Wait for someone to cancel their Italy Schengen visa appointment
We strongly suggest that you do not discard this option. It is a risky option as there are no guarantees that you will be able to secure a visa appointment. What you have to do is wait for someone to cancel their Italy Schengen visa appointment. Watch intently for any appointment slots to open up and try and book it as it becomes available. Keep multiple browser tabs open for all the consulates near your city and far and do not forget to refresh the tabs.
There have been multiple scenarios in which our customers have secured an appointment just by waiting patiently for a cancellation. Our dedicated team watches for any Schengen visa appointment cancellations and can help you secure a booking as soon as a slot opens up. If you are interested in this service, please fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
Do you want us to get you your Italy Schengen visa appointment?
We can help you get your Italy Schengen visa in the following countries:
Our customers residing in India, US and UK, who are corporate employees and business professionals, usually need a visa immediately. For them, we can usually arrange for Schengen visas within a short span of 7-15 days.
This option is subject to the availability of slots in the consulate of your preference. We will also try to get you an appointment in all the nearest consulates.
We are not the authority in fixing the appointment fee, but we get in touch with the travel agents to get a price quote from them for an appointment and this quote depends on the demand we face at that time. Click here for our Schengen visa appointment form.
Fill the above form. We would like to inform you that no payment is needed initially. We will contact our agents for an appointment for you.
Within the first 8 hours of the payment, you will receive an email regarding the availability of a slot and the consulate where it is available.
Once we receive your confirmation, we will send you the appointment details and reference number for you to verify.
Click here to know more about getting Italy Schengen visa appointment in 7 days here.
Voila! You now have your appointment date! Pack up and enjoy your trip!
FAQs on Schengen visa appointments
Please read on to have your queries answered.
Can I take an appointment for my whole family?
No, you will have to make separate appointments for each member of your family. If you go through VFSGlobal, then using a single account you can book up to 5 Schengen visa appointments. Please note that the dates for each of the 5 appointments may vary as they may not be available on a single day.
Can you make an appointment on my behalf?
Yes! We can definitely assist you in getting your Italy Schengen visa appointment. We can handle the appointment request for your whole family as well. For this, just fill our Schengen visa appointment form.
Where can I have my appointment verified?
You can verify your appointment with the government or the VFSGlobal website.
What amount do I have to pay to get an appointment?
The amount to be paid varies from one consulate to another. We charge INR 1000 as the service fee, above the quote specified by the agents. The date of the appointment also determines the appointment fee. The earlier your request for an appointment, the higher you will have to pay.
Can I get the appointment on priority if I pay a higher amount?
We operate purely on a first come first serve basis. You will have to wait for your turn to come up.
Is the appointment fee refundable?
If you cancel before we get you an appointment or if we are unable to get you one, the fee is fully refundable. But once we have received a confirmation from you, it is non-refundable.
Could my Italy Schengen visa application get rejected?
Yes, your Italy Schengen visa application could be subject to rejection by the consulate for a number of reasons. Common reasons include:
Travel insurance invalidity
No evidence of travel itinerary
How early can I apply for the Italy Schengen visa?
Applicants can apply up to 90 days prior to the scheduled date of travel. It is recommended that you apply at least 3 weeks prior to the date of travel to account for any delays in processing.
Can I apply for my visa if my passport is more than 10 years old?
At the time of application, all applicants must have a passport that is not more than 10 years old. The same can be said about passports issued more than 10 years ago and have not been extended. Applicants must have their passports renewed before applying for a visa.
What details are required in order to book an appointment?
Your name, passport number, expiry date, and passport issue date are among the details we will need to book you an appointment. The information needed varies depending on the country you will be visiting. For additional information, we will correspond with you by email.
Do I need to have a travel insurance for Italy Schengen visa?
Yes, you have to provide proof of travel insurance that covers emergency medical expenses and costs of repatriation up to a minimum of 30,000 Euros.
How long will it take for you to get me my Italy Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi?
We usually take about 8 to 10 hours to get back to you, as we will be checking with all nearby consulates for the availability of the earliest slot.
Within how much time must I complete the payment?
We make close to 250 appointments a day. You have 1 hour to complete the payment once an appointment slot becomes available. In case we do not hear back from you within the hour, our reseller will put the appointment to auction for other customers in need of an appointment.
What is the accepted mode of payment?
You can make a direct bank transfer to us. You can also make the payment via PayuMoney or Western Union.
In which countries do you provide the service for booking a Schengen visa appointment?
We are currently in operation in UK, USA and India. We are adding more countries.
Contact Information for VFSGlobal
VFSGlobal New Delhi Address:
Italy Visa Application Centre,
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd,
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station,
Mezzanine Level Baba Kharak Singh Marg,
Connaught Place New Delhi – 110001
Embassy of Italy in New Delhi Contact Information
50 N, Nyaya Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi,
Tel: +91 11 2611 4355
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