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Visit Family and Friends Visa

General Information

Visit Family and Friends Visa

Visit Family and Friends Visa

Information

  • If traveling in more than one Schengen Country, please make sure that your longest stay (counting by night spent) is in Italy. If the days of stay are the same in more than one country, please be sure that Italy is the first country of entry.
  • Once received by the Visa Application Centre, applications will be sent to the Embassy of Italy in Singapore the next working day.
  • The application cannot be submitted earlier than 90 days before the expected date of arrival in Schengen Area.
  • ***The Embassy of Italy reserves its right to request additional documents.

Required Documents

Processing Time

The processing time for assessment of a Schengen visa it will be up to the Embassy of Italy.

Dependent on the category of visa application, the Embassy of Italy in Singapore usually aims to return visa applications within 2 weeks. The visa applications are assessed individually and processing times may vary and result in longer decision times. Due to this the Embassy of Italy in Singapore cannot guarantee the outcome or guarantee the return of passport and documents within a certain timeframe.

Applicants cannot apply more than 90 days before departure.

Visa Fee

NOTE: All Fees would be collected in SINGAPORE DOLLORS and in CASH ONLY at the application submission counter.

  • BLS service charges: SGD 22.30
Charge Type Amount Remarks
Short Stay Visa Fees SGD 95.50 For each application
Children between 6-12 years SGD 55.70 For each application
Service Fees SGD 22.30 For each application
SMS Fees SGD 5.00 Optional Service
Courier Fees SGD 25.00 Optional Service
Form Filling SGD 15.00 Optional Service
Photocopy SGD 0.50 Optional Service
Photograph SGD 12.00 Optional Services
Printing SGD 1.00/Page Optional Services
Internet Kiosk SGD 10.00 Optional Services
Premium Lounge SGD 40.00 Optional Services
Mobile Biometric SGD 250.00/Application Optional Services
Prime Time Submission SGD 50.00 Optional Services
Premium Lounge SGD 40.00 Optional Services

Note: In case the visa is denied the fees paid will not be refunded.
According to the existing Visa Facilitation Agreements with the EU, the visa fee for Schengen visa (type A and C) is reduced to 35 euro equivalent to SGD 55.70 for nationals of the following Countries:
Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The visa fee shall be waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

  • Children under six years
  • Married to an EU Passport holder

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    Photo Specifications

    Photo Specifications

    • The photograph must be in colour.
    • The photograph should be not more than 6 months old.
    • It should have white background only so that features are distinguishable and in contrast against the background.
    • It should have a close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph.
    • It should be in sharp focus and clear.
    • It is essential that your mouth is closed and your teeth are not visible.
    • It should be of high quality with no ink marks and creases.
    • The photograph must show you looking directly at the camera.
    • It should be 4 cm X 5 cm.
    • The face length cannot exceed the 3 cm
    • It should show your skin tone naturally.
    • It should have appropriate brightness and contrast.
    • Photograph can be taken with headgear, the main characteristics of the face must be apparent from the photograph. Chin, nose, eyes and eyebrows must not be covered; the forehead should be uncovered to the extent that the shape of the face is apparent.
    • It should be without hat/cap.
    • Hairs must be behind the ears.
    • The photograph must show facing square on to the camera, not looking over the shoulder or tilted, and showing both edges of the face clearly.
    • It should be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on the face and no red eye
    • If wearing glasses the photograph must show the eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames – lighter framed glasses to be worn). Make sure the frame does not cover any part of the eye.
    • The photograph must show alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible) looking at the camera with a neutral expression and the mouth closed.
    • The photograph should not have any staple marks.
    • Scanned and colour photocopies would NOT be accepted.
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