How To Apply For Italy Visa In Nigeria

This is how to apply for Italy Visa in Nigeria.

Right from the early 1980s, Italy is one of the countries Nigerians travelled to very frequently, for buying numerous Italian goods, equally, Nigerian businessmen and women frequent Italian cities inviting Italian experts coming in to build factories and construction of roads. Young Nigerians studying in their different higher institutions, others seeking medical treatments or transiting to various European destinations. And recently we have people going for religious activities. Regardless of your reasons for travelling to Italy entry Visa must be processed and obtained as a prerequisite for entering Italy.


  1. Short-term Visas
  2. Business visa
  3. Invitation visa
  4. Tourist visa
  5. Religious Purposes visa
  6. Conference visa
  7. Medical Treatment visa


  1. Study visa
  2. Family reunion visa
  3. Employment visa


  1. The first step is to download the visa application form online by visiting:
  2. Carefully fill in your particulars online and print out the hard copy
  3. State clearly in the declaration your reasons for choosing Italy.
  4. After completing the form append your signature and date the application form.

Attach the following documents:

  • 1. Your International passport with six months validity and unused visa pages.
  • 2. Two recently taken passport-sized photographs with white background.
  • 3. Photocopy of the data page of your passport.
  • 4. Your bank account statement for the last 3 months.
  • 5. Travel health insurance, with a minimum coverage of € 30,000 from a reputable insurance company in Nigeria, covering all Schengen areas.
  • 6. Photocopies of all the previous visas in your passport.
  • 7. An employee going on holiday must have the following documents in addition:
    • 1. Letter of introduction from his employer.
    • 2. Tax clearance certificate
    • 3. Last payslips.
    • 4. An identity card issued by his company.
  • 8. An applicant travelling on invitation must produce the following documents:
    • 1. A letter of invitation from the person inviting him, duly signed by the person, indicating your relationship and state how long you are to stay with and if he is ready to bear your financial responsibility.
    • 2. He must send a copy of his identity card or the data page of his passport.
  • 9. An underage child travelling unaccompanied or with a parent. The Guardian is expected to:
    • 1. Singed the visa application form.
    • 2. Produce the child’s birth certificate.
    • 3. Letter of the consent of both parents.
    • 4. Produce the photocopy of the parent’s identity card or the data page of their passports
    • 5. All documents must be endorsed answer sealed by a notary public.
  • 10. An applicant travelling for medical treatment must produce
    • 1. A medical appointment from a hospital in Italy.
    • 2. An official letter stating that the Hospital in Italy is ready and capable of performing the medical treatment the applicant is searching for.
    • 3. A written report from your doctor in Nigeria stating the reason for urgent medical treatment in Italy.
    • 4. Evidence of advanced payment for the treatment, accommodation and additional insurance coverage
  • 11. Additional requirements for a business visa.
    • 1. An original letter of invitation from your business partner in Italy. The letter must come with the company’s letter headed paper, stating the purpose of the visit and how long the applicant is to stay in Italy.
    • 2. It must include a copy of the company’s certificate of incorporation.
    • 3. Evidence of previous business dealings with the Italian company.
    • 4. The applicant tax clearance certificate.
    • 5. The company bank account statement for the last 6 months duly endorsed by the Bank.
    • 6. If your partner is responsible for your accommodation, evidence of this must be provided.
  • 12. Additional requirements for applicants going for studies or research
    • 1. Original copy of acceptance letter from the university in Italy.
    • 2. Evidence of payment of school fees.
    • 3. All the documents used in processing the admission.
    • 4. Letter of sponsorship from your parent or guardian.
    • 5. Sponsor’s bank account statement for the last 6 months
    • 6. Other documents may be required by the embassy.
  • 13. Additional requirements for applicants travelling for religious reasons:
    • 1. For applicants travelling for religious activities make a separate declaration to the Italian Embassy embassy about your desire to go the Vatican City on the holy pilgrimage.
    • 2. Obtain an approval or letter of introduction from a pastor or an ordained church official.
    • 3. Any other documents may be required by the embassy.
    • 4. Be prepared to attend an interview.



After the collation of all the required documents please note the following points.

  1. Ensure that the visa application form is duly signed and dated by you
  2. Ensure you submit all the required documents personally.
  3. Pay the visa processing fee at the Italy visa application centre.
  4. Submit yourself for a biometric fingerprint at the visa application centre.
  5. Note that all applicants for a visa must get set for an interview.
  6. Submit your application well ahead of time to allow the embassy to complete the visa processing.
  7. Ensure that all the documents you’re submitting must come with a set of photocopies,  with exception of the Bank statement of account.
  8. Ensure that all your correspondence is addressed to the Ambassador, Italy embassy in  Nigeria and not the VFSGLOBAL.
  9. Please note that all applicants for long-term visas such as students and family reunions must take their completed visa application form to the Italian Embassy in Abuja or their consulate in Lagos.


    21st Crescent, Off Constitution Avenue,
    Central Business District,
    No. 12, Walter Carrington Crescent,
    Victoria Island,



  • Italy Visa Application Center,
    No. 38, Lobito Crescent,
    Wuse 11,
  • Application submission hours: 8.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m.
  • Passport Collection hours: 8.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m.


  • Italy Visa Application Center,
    Manor House,
    Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way,
    Opposite Treasure Garden Estate,
    3rd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway,
    Lekki Phase 1,
  • Application submission hours: 8.00 a.m. to 02.00 p.m.
  • Passport Collection hours: 11.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m.


Please currently due to the coronavirus pandemic ravaging Italy,  it is advisable to enquire about the pandemic and the areas badly affected in Italy before travelling to Italy. You will do yourself a lot of good if you have the up to date information. Equally, do all the necessary tests and obtain a coronavirus clearance certificate before departure to avoid embarrassment at the point of entry.

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