Christmas holidays: 25-26 December and 1 January...

28 November 2018

Chongqing, Chengdu and Kunming Italy Visa Application Centres will be closed for Christmas and New Year holidays on the following days:

  • 25 December 2018;

  • 26 December 2018;

  • 1 January 2019.

NOTICE: CHANGES TO BUSINESS VISA APPLICATION CHECKLIST...

28 September 2017

We hereby notify that, in order to apply for a Business Visa, applicants have to submit the original form of the invitation letter. Alternatively, companies with a Certified Electronic Mail account (PEC) can send an official invitation letter directly to this PEC email address in advance: con.chongqing@cert.esteri.it.

Copy of the ID or passport of the countersigning officer, showing his/her signature, as well as a copy of an updated version of the company’s Visura Camerale should be attached to the e-mail, and a copy of both documents should be provided by the applicants.

NOTICE: FROM JULY 1st, VISA APPLICATION SERVICE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON WEEKDAYS UNTIL 8PM AND SATURDAY UNTIL 4 PM, ON APPOINTMENT...

26 June 2017

From July 1st, applicants will be able to book an appointment and apply for a visa at the Italian Visa Centers in Chongqing, Chengdu and Kunming also in the late afternoon, on weekdays, and on Saturday until 4PM. This service is available Monday to Friday, from 4 PM until 8PM, and on Saturday from 10AM until 4PM, at an additional cost of 150RMB/person for individual applicants and 100RMB/person for ADS group applicants. This service must be booked in advance through our Call Center (023 63319999), at least by 3.30PM for appointments in the late afternoon of the same day, and by Friday afternoon 3.30PM for Saturday.

We kindly remind all applicants that choosing additional services does not influence in any way the result of the application nor its processing time by the Italian authorities.

NOTICE: CHANGES TO PASSPORT RETURN CHECK SERVICE FOR ADS GROUPS...

26 June 2017

From July 1st, passports pick-up and delivery for Passport Return Check for ADS groups will continue to be available at the Italian Visa Application Centers in Chongqing, Chengdu and Kunming as an additional optional service, upon payment of the following additional fee:

  • 5RMB/passport for delivery and pick-up at the Chongqing Visa Center;

  • 10RMB/passport for delivery and pick-up at the Kunming and Chengdu Visa Centers.

The steps and documents required for Passport Return Check procedure for ADS groups will not change and authorized travel agencies can choose to deliver and pick up passports from one of the three Italian Visa Application Centers in Chongqing, Kunming and Chengdu, Monday to Friday, from 8 AM until 5PM. The additional fee for this service must be paid in advance.

This is an optional service. Alternatively, travel agencies can deliver passports directly to the Visa Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing.

Important changes to study visa checklists...

25 August 2016

We kindly inform the applicants of STUDY visa for university enrolment and Marco Polo / Turandot programs that, starting from 26 August 2016, it is mandatory to provide a family notary certificate legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs even if the parents are indicated in the applicant's family book (hukou).

Opening of Chongqing, Chengdu, Kunming Italy Visa Application Centres on Saturday...

5 July 2016

Starting from Saturday 9 July 2016, Chongqing, Chengdu and Kunming Italy Visa Application Centres will accept applications on Saturday from 8.00 to 16.00. Passport pass back will be available at the same time. Call centre will be off duty.

Individual applicants do not need appointment and will be automatically upgraded to VIP service for a fee of 260rmb per application in addition to the standard service fee (180rmb) and the visa fee (60 euro, 443rmb).

Travel agencies authorized to manage ADS groups can benefit of the opening on Saturday to deliver documents and process applicants’ fingerprints acquisition. For more information about costs and to manage appointments, travel agencies can contact the Visa Application Centre as usual.

Opening of the Kunming Italy Visa Application Centre...

6 April 2016

On April 7 2016, VisaMetric will open a new Visa Application Centre for Italy in Chengdu.

The Chengdu Italy Visa Application Centre will process all the kind of visa applications.

Address: Kunming, Panlong District, Beijing Road, Xindulongcheng, building 5, floor 21, room 2102

Schedule:

Application: Monday - Friday, 8.00 - 16.00

Passport return: Monday - Friday, 8.00 - 17.00

Opening of the Chengdu Italy Visa Application Centre...

30 March 2016

On April 1st 2016, VisaMetric will open a new Visa Application Centre for Italy in Chengdu.

The Chengdu Italy Visa Application Centre will process all the kind of visa applications.

Address: Chengdu, Jinjiang District, Zhongfu Road No. 2, floor 7, area B, unit 2.

Schedule:

Application: Monday - Friday, 8.00 - 16.00

Passport return: Monday - Friday, 8.00 - 17.00

Mandatory fingerprints acquisition from 12 October 2015...

16 September 2015

As from 12 October 2015 all applicants will be required to provide their biometric data (ten fingerprints and a digital photograph) when applying for a Schengen visa. A simple procedure only takes a few minutes.

When applying for the first time, all applicants will have to appear in person at the Visa Application Centre. Biometric data, along with the data provided in the Schengen visa application form, will be recorded in the VIS database and stored for five years. Frequent travellers will only have to complete the procedure once within this period, as the fingerprints will be copied from the previous application file in the VIS.

Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for a limited number of applicants, including children under the age of twelve and persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible.

The recourse to biometric technology will protect visa applicants better against identity theft and prevent false identifications, which in certain cases lead to a refusal of a visa or entry to a person who is entitled to enter.