The purpose of this visa is to travel to Italy as a tourist, either by taking a trip organised by a tour operator, or through individual booking of tickets and accommodation.

A Schengen visa only allows foreign nationals to visit Italy and the other Schengen countries for up to 90 days.

Visa Fees

Please note that applicants will also be charged a service fee of Euro 30 per application (charged in local currency) which must be paid in cash when you attend the visa application centre

Schengen Visa 60 9060
Schengen Visa (Children 6 to 12 years of age) 35 5280
Schengen Visa (Children under 6 years of age) 0 0

The fees shown above are set using the exchange rate of the Consulate of Italy in Karachi, with effect from 1 January 2019.

The following are exempted from the fee when submitting an application for Schengen Visa:

  • Children under 6 years of age
  • Pupils, students and their accompanying teachers if the purpose of the travel is studying or educational training
  • Researchers from third countries travelling in the Schengen area to do scientific research as defined by the European parliament and council recommendation 2005/761/EC of 28 September 2005
  • Representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.
  • Participants aged 25 years or less in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.
  • Spouses, children and dependent ascendants of an EU/EEA national who is exercising free movement rights in Italy, when visiting the person.

Documents Required

Applicants should click here for the list of documents required.

Please note that those who come from Afghanistan, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, and Syrian Arab Republic - both residents of the aforementioned countries or persons who have stayed there for more than four weeks - must be in possession of the international polio vaccination certificate attesting that they got vaccinated against polio between 4 weeks and 12 months prior to travel date.

The submission of the aforementioned document in the Visa application for Italy is an additional eligibility requirement both for issuing the Visa and crossing the external borders.

Photo Specifications

The photo must:

  • be in sharp focus, clear and with good contrasts
  • be printed on high quality photo paper with high solution
  • be in colour
  • be 35–40 mm in width
  • be maximum 6 months old and resemble the applicant
  • be taken with the applicant facing the camera directly, against a light background
  • show the whole head and the top of the shoulders. The face must occupy 70–80 % of the picture.
  • show open eyes that are clearly visible. Hair must not cover the eyes.

Regarding glasses:

Glasses are allowed as long as the eyes are clearly visible.

  • the glasses must not be coloured
  • the rim must not cover any part of the eyes
  • there must be no reflection in the glasses

Regarding head-dress:

Religious head-dresses are allowed, provided that all details of the face are clearly shown.

  • chin, forehead and both cheeks must be clearly visible
  • shadows on the face due to the head-dress are not allowed

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If the photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. A photo booth for meeting these requirements is available at the visa application centre.

Processing Time

The Consulate General of Italy in Karachi strongly suggests to apply for a visa entry at least three or four weeks before the planned date of departure.