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  • 01 December 2018

    Important new procedures for legalization with effect from 10 December 2018

    Starting 10 December 2018 all persons applying for legalization must submit the new legalization request form which must be completed in full. Persons submitting documents for legalization on authority must submit an original “Delega”. Applications not providing this form without the documents requested will not be accepted. For more information click here.

  • 10 July 2018

    The visa application centre in Islamabad will be closed on 12 July 2018 and 13 July 2018

    The visa application centre at 14-B Sadiq Plaza, G9 Markaz, Islamabad will be closed on 12 July 2018 and 13 July 2018 and will re-open on Monday 16 July 2018 in a new location in Islamabad. Please visit our Contact Us page for the location of the new centre.  

  • 19 November 2017

    Applicants must present a complete set of documents and allow 30 days for processing of visa applications

    This is a reminder that the Italy Visa Application Centres are only permitted by the Embassy of Italy to accept applications that have a complete set of documents and which are being handed in at least 30 days prior to the date of travel.  

  • 14 November 2017

    Important information for Lahore applicants

    All persons applying for an Italy visa or legalization in Lahore should note that due to adverse weather conditions there will be an additional delay of one day in the transportation of application files to the Embassy of Italy in Islamabad. This delay also applies to applications that have been processed by the Embassy and returned to Gerry’s. This delay will continue throughout the winter season and normal service will resume as soon as possible.

  • 28 August 2017

    VAC closures for Eid ul Azha

    Please note that the Italy visa application centres will remain closed on Friday 01 September 2017 due to Eid ul Azha. The VACs will reopen on Monday 04 September 2017.

  • 24 August 2017

    Appointments not required to apply at VAC from 4 September 2017

    With effect from the week commencing 4 September 2017 applicants will no longer require an appointment to apply for a visa or legalization from the Italy Visa Application Centres.

  • 22 June 2017

    The Italy Visa Application Centres will be closed from 26 June 2017 to 28 June 2017 for Eid ul Fitr

    On the occasion of Eid ul Fitr, the visa application centres in Islamabad and Lahore will be closed from Monday 26 June 2017 until Wednesday 28 June 2017. Normal service will resume on Thursday 29 June 2017.

  • 25 May 2017

    An appointment for a visa application is required from Monday 29 May 2017

    With effect from Monday 29 May 2017 visa applicants will be required to book an appointment to submit their application at the VACs in Islamabad and Lahore. An appointment can be booked via this website by clicking the “Schedule an Appointment” link. Applicants can alternatively contact our call centre for assistance, by email at or by telephone 0900-07860 (landline) or 9999 (from a mobile). Persons submitting applications for legalization will not require an appointment.

  • 09 December 2016

    Applications with an incomplete set of documents will no longer be accepted

    On the instruction of the Embassy of Italy in Islamabad, all applicants should note that only applications with a complete set of documents as per the Embassy’s checklist will be accepted. Applicants are therefore advised to double-check that they have all the documents required before attending the VAC, in order to avoid unnecessary delays. If your application is found to be incomplete you will need to take another appointment to re-visit the VAC.

    Furthermore, those applying for a Schengen visa must ensure that they apply at least 30 days in advance of their intended date of travel. Applications that are not submitted 30 days in advance will not be accepted.

  • 08 December 2016

    Welcome to the website for Italy Visa Application Centres in Islamabad and Lahore

    This is the new website for those wishing to apply for a visa to Italy under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Italy in Islamabad.

    The information on this website is applicable to residents of Islamabad Capital Territory, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. If you live in one of these areas you can apply for an Italy visa from the visa application centres in Islamabad and Lahore. If you live in Sindh or Balochistan you should visit and choose “Consulate of Italy in Karachi”.

    From 12 December 2016 an appointment will be required to apply for a visa or legalization at the application centres in Karachi and Lahore. The appointment letter should be carried with you when you visit for your appointment.

    For more information, please contact our helpline:

    From a landline: 0900 07860
    From a mobile phone: 9999