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How To Get A Visa For Italy In Manchester?

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To obtain a visa for visiting Italy whilst you're in Manchester, you'll need to get in touch with the VFS Joint Visa Application Center which processes visa requests on behalf of the Italian consulate.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Before you go ahead and visit the Italian Consulate, I'd recommend you double-check whether people of your nationality require a visa when travelling to Italy in the first place.

The Italian foreign office has the following site which will help you figure that out:
http://www.esteri.it/visti/home_eng.asp

Applying for a visa in Manchester

The best thing to do when applying for your visa is to book an appointment. Just showing up at the Italian consulate may mean waiting for a long time to be seen. You may even be asked to come back another day.

From the information provided on the Italian consulate website, it is most likely that your visa will be dealt with by the VFS Joint Visa Application Center. This will almost always be the case when you're applying for a tourist or business visa, so the first step would be to call their helpline on: 0871 376 002

They can also be contacted via email on [email protected]

Alternatively you could visit the actual building located at:

4th Floor, 40 Princess Street,
Manchester
M1 6DE

For further information, on the process of applying for a visa, I'd recommend you visit the VFS website.

Tips when applying for an Italian Visa

Some useful suggestions that might help in the application process are:

  • Make sure you have a valid passport that is not older than 10 years
  • Bear in mind that if you go to an appointment and your application cannot be processed further (due to missing documents etc..) you will be required to apply for another appointment
  • Make photocopies and submit these rather than the original documents (unless otherwise specified). The VFS doesn't return any of the documentation you provide them.

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