Please be aware that applicants are received by appointment (Schengen visas only) or they are asked to send their application by mail (National Visas only).
This Consulate accepts only applications lodged by permanent residents in the jurisdiction of the Consulate, which includes the Provinces of Ontario (except for the city of Ottawa and the Carleton, Dundas, Glengarry, Grenville, Prescott, Russel, and Stormont counties under the jurisdiction of the Italian Embassy in Ottawa), Manitoba and the Northwest Territories.
1) If 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 Prenot@Mi
Please be informed that the online appointment-booking schedule may be full due to significant volumes of applications. Check regularly the online system for freed slots after cancellations or non-confirmed bookings or enroll into the Waiting List option that will be offereed by the system.
Note: Holders of a blue Canadian Travel Document (convention of July 28, 1951) do not need visa to enter Italy for transit/and or short term stay (e.g. for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days).
NOTICE TO SCHENGEN VISA APPLICANTS:
Please be aware that for the year 2023 you will find two new calendars. Make sure to book the right one, based on your travel purpose (business or tourism).
If you book an appointment on the wrong calendar, on the day of the appointment you will not be able to apply, your application will be returned to you and you will have to restart the procedure from the beginning.
2) If you need to stay longer than 90 days in Italy you need a NATIONAL VISA
In this case, you do not need ANY online appointment.
Please click the menu item “National Visas” and read carefully the information provided for different types of visas depending on your travel purpose.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL:
Check what are the documents to be included in your mail on the relevant section of this website. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
Include your email address in your application (in case we need further information) and your complete and updated residence address.
Do not forget a prepaid and preaddressed Canada XpressPost envelope or UPS as your passport will be mailed back to you with this envelope.
3) INFORMATION ABOUT TYPE OF VISA (BOTH SCHENGEN AND NATIONAL) AND DOCUMENTS TO BE PRESENTED
To understand what visa type you may need and for a general list of documents needed to apply, we encourage applicants to use the online tool of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the following link:
Kindly note that this Consulate may always ask for further documentation to assess your application.
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.
Please consult our list of Visa Fees.
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 who claim that they can get or cancel an appointment for you are scamming you.
READ CAREFULLY the list of DOCUMENTS needed to apply, on the relevant section of this website.
Please be informed that in specific cases we can ask for further documents not normally listed.
INCOMPLETE APLICATIONS SENT BY MAIL CANNOT BE PROCESSED
AND WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER.
YOU MAY RESUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION.
- Information on the protection of individuals with reference to the processing of personal data for the issuance of an entry visa in Italy and in the Schengen area(General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, art. 13)