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Requirements for Invitation Visa


Requirements for Invitation Visa

Schengen States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

  2. One recent colour photograph (white background);
  3. Original passport (with a validity of at least three months after the expiry date of the requested Visa), together with copies of relevant pages including any previous Schengen, UK, Canadian or USA visas. Holders of passports issued after 1.1.2013, should also submit  their old one;
  4. Non-Sudanese citizens must hold a valid residence permit and exit/re-entry visa;
  5. Proof of valid means of travel (flight reservation for the whole period of stay in the Schengen area);
  6. Reference letter from employer  (organization/institution etc.)  specifying the reason of the journey, applicant’s position, salary, beginning and duration of the contract of employment etc..
  7. Invitation from Organizers in Italy, program of stay and/ or letter of confirmation of event  (it  MUST be sent  by the Organizers  directly to the Embassy  before your appointment).
  8. Letter from the sponsor confirming who will bear all costs related to the trip and proof of payment of course/workshop/seminar/conference etc.
  9. Proof of financial means (bank statements of the 3 months prior to the date of Visa application, credit cards, sponsorship letter etc.);
  10. Hotel reservation  (if not already included in invitation)
  11. Travel medical insurance for all Schengen Countries with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for emergency hospitalization and repatriation expenses.





-          The Italian Embassy will issue visas to travellers whose main destination is Italy;

-          The Visa office reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or a further interview with the applicant;

-          Applicants should submit all their documentation in English;

-          Presentation of all the requested documents does not necessarily guarantee issuance of a Visa;

-          Submission of counterfeit or falsified documents will result in refusal of entry into the Schengen Area; such papers will not be returned and may be sent to the relevant local Judicial Authorities;

-          Schengen Border Authorities are entitled to demand proof of requisites from all travellers  and may refuse entry to Visa holders.





For visa fees please consult the page Visa proceduresees