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Italy is a very beautiful country with a very rich culture, and is one of the most visited in Europe. In this post we’ll give every detail you need about processing Italy Visa in Nigeria
Located in the Southern region of the continent, Italy has a lot to offer everyone, irrespective of the reason you intend going there.
If you intend investing your money in Italy, the country has a nice economy compared to various other countries. If you desire going there for sightseeing, Italy has a lot of beautiful places and destinations.
There are a lot of Nigerians in Italy currently, which means it is possible for Nigerians to get there. However, take note that you need to have a valid passport and apply to get an Italian visa to be achieve your aim.
Since the country is a member state of the Schengen area, what you’ll need is a Schengen Visa.
Here are the types of Schengen Visa.
• Business Visa: The processing time is 15 days, and it’s valid for 180 days
• Tourism Visa : The processing time is 15 days, and it’s valid for 180 days
• Invitation Visa: The processing time is 15 days, and it’s valid for 180 days
• Sport competition Visa: The processing time is 15 days, and it is valid for 180 days
• Medical Treatment Visa: The processing time is 15 days, and it is valid for 180 days
• Religious Purposes Visa: The processing time is 15 days, and it is valid for 180 days
• Transit Visa: The processing time is 15 days, and it is valid for just 24 hours
• Airport Transit Visa: The processing time is 15 days, and it is valid for 24 hours
We should stress it out that Schengen Visas only enables one to remain in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 days period.
Italy Visa Requirements
Irrespective of what your purpose is, as far as getting the visa is concerned, you are expected to have the following documents:
• A duly filled and signed application form
• All the fields of the form must be filled.
• A valid Nigerian passport with at least two free pages, and 6 months validity
• 2 clear colored passport-size photos
• Proof of payment of visa application fee
• Travel health insurance
• Proof of financial capacity.
• Underaged (below 18 years) applicants, would need to provide the following documents:
• A copy of birth certificate issued by the National Population Commission
If you are visiting the country for sightseeing, you should attach documents of your hotel accommodation.
Types of Italy Visas
You would need a Uniform Schengen Visa to travel over there (it allows you to enter all 26 members states of the Schengen area).
Take note that this has 3 categories
Category A: Airport Transit Visa (you won’t be allowed into the Schengen area with this)
Category B: Transit Visa (you will be permitted to get into more than one Schengen for a period of 5 days maximum)
Category C: Short-term visas (it includes single-entry, double-entry and multiple entry visas)
Single Entry Italy (Schengen) Visa
If an applicant should obtain this visa, they will be allowed entry into Italy only once within the period of time mentioned in the visa sticker affixed to their passport. It means such a person can’t enter Italy with that same visa once they exit the country.
Double Entry Italy (Schengen) Visa
With this visa, the person can go back to the country after leaving. But it should be noted that the person won’t be allowed to return to the Schengen area after leaving it a second time.
Multiple Entry Visa
If you should get this, you’ll be allowed to go in and out of the country as many times as you desire (as far as the person won’t violate the 90/180 rule.)
You should also know that there are 3 types of Multiple Entry Visa
1 Year Multiple Entry Visa
3 Year Multiple Entry Visa
5 Year Multiple Entry Visa
All of these Multiple Entry Visas have the same purpose. With any of them, the holder can leave and return as many times as they want.
If your desire is to stay in Italy for a long period of time (or permanently), then this visa is for you. The Italian visa department issues these to persons they found worthy of receiving it.
Of course, you must have a good reason why you desire staying in the country for a long period of time. It might be for academics, work, health, or something else.
Address and Location of the Italy Embassy in Nigeria
Here is the address to the Italian embassy in Nigeria.
Address: The Italy Consulate. 12, Walter Carrington Crescent. Victoria Island, Lagos.