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Schengen Visa

 

Schengen Visa

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you need to request a Schengen Visa and you landed to this page directly from an internet search, please stop reading now, and go to the main page of the Visas Section which contains very important information about the process to request a Visa in this Consulate General. 


EXEMPTIONS

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Canadian citizens, and nationals of some other Countries are exempt from the visa requirement for visits up to a maximum of 90 days in six months, for tourism,  mission, business, invitation, participation in sports events and study.

The EU Home an Migration Affairs website has a common list of countries whose citizens must have a visa when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement.

Check here the list

Citizens of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and the Ukraine are exempt from visa obligation only if the passport contains biometric data. All passports with biometric data show a special symbol (e-passport) at the front cover of the passport

HOW TO REQUEST A SCHENGEN VISA

If your Country is not exempt and you need a short-term stay (90 days or less), you must apply for a SCHENGEN VISA

A Schengen visa is required to stay in the Schengen territory for up to 90 days within a 180 day period and allows the visa holder to travel in all of the 26 European Countries that signed the Schengen Agreement.

If you intend to visit one or more Schengen Countries in the course of a single trip, you must apply for a visa at the Consulate of the Country that is your main destination (i.e. where you will stay longer).
If, in the course of your trip, you will spend an equal amount of time in different Countries, the visa MUST be requested at the Consulate of the Schengen Country port of first entry.

If you need a SCHENGEN VISA from the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, you need to book an appointment through our booking system Prenot@Mi

Click here to book an appointment

Please be informed that the online appointment-booking schedule may be full due to significant volumes of applications. We are working on increasing the availability from August 1st, 2022. Check regularly the online system for freed slots after cancellations or non-confirmed bookings or enroll into the Waiting List option that will be presented by the system.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MOST REQUESTED SCHENGEN VISAS

Below you can find the requirements for the most requested Schengen Visas
If your visa is not listed below, additional information for visa applicants available in various languages including English, can be found  at the official site of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the following link:

https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en

Attention: Visa for minors

Tourism

Transit

Business

Study

Sport Competition

Subordinate Work

Subordinate Work/Sport

Other Schengen Visas

FEES

Please refer to the dedicated page on this website.

AFTER THE APPOINTMENT

Your passport will be returned to you using the prepaid and preaddressed Canada XpressPost envelope or UPS you left at the Visa Office the day of the appointment.

NOTICE

  • Consular Visa fees (non-refundable) are to be paid in Canadian dollars. They vary depending upon the type of visa, duration of stay and exchange rate.
  • Keep in mind that border authorities may in any case refuse entry to a foreign national who does not meet all requirements.
  • CONSULAR FEES RELATED TO AN ACCEPTED VISA APPLICATION CANNOT BE REIMBOURSED, including in case of refusal
  • BE INFORMED THAT APPLICATIONS ARE INDIVIDUAL: we do not accept group applications (exception can be made for families travelling together) or applications presented by third parties.
  • APPOINTMENTS ARE ALWAYS FREE; intermediaries claiming of obtaining or canceling appointments are scamming you.
  • PAY ATTENTION AND READ CAREFULLY WHAT ARE THE NEEDED DOCUMENTS
  • Please be informed that in specific cases we can ask for further documents not normally listed.

INCOMPLETE APLICATIONS CANNOT BE PROCESSED


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