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The Embassy in Beijing is pleased to announce that VFS Global has been authorized to run the Italy Visa Application Centre in Beijing, Xian, Shenyang, Wuhan,Jinan. This service is available for Chinese citizens/non-Chinese citizens residing in China for Schengen or National visas. This site provides useful information and details related on application lodging and collection process.

Embassy informs that application can be also lodged directly at the Embassy /Consulates, by appointment, which waiting time is around ten days. For information click here

Step 2 Before you decide to apply for a visa please make sure you familiarize yourself with the information on the visa subclass you are applying for. Quick links to information on visa categories and other helpful information including Visa Fee, VFS Service Charge and Processing Time can be found on the Visa Wizard page on this website.

Step 3 Applicants should fill the Visa Application Form corresponding to the visa subclass under which they wish to lodge their application. Applicants can get the visa application form by visiting the nearest Australia Visa Application Centre or by downloading the forms from Applications and Forms.

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  • Information for customers planning to visit our Italy Visa Application Centres under Beijing jurisdiction:

    Please kindly be informed that starting from 29 June 2020 Italy Visa Application Centre in Beijing will open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs only on appointment.

    To submit an application or for passports collection it is mandatory to book an appointment. To book an appointment kindly click here

     Presently, such possibility is limited only to the following categories of applicants:


    • Family members of EU citizens;
    • Health care and elderly care professionals;
    • Health researchers;
    • Transit passengers;
    • Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons (to be properly documented).
    • Study
    • Re-entry
    • Subordinate Employment visa and Family Reunion visa

    Please note that the Italy Visa Application Centres in Xi’an/ Shenyang/Jinan/Wuhan under Beijing jurisdiction will remain closed. Customers who need to collect their passports need to come when the VAC reopens. Regarding the re-opening of the centres, please refer to this page for further update.

    Should you have further enquiry, please kindly reach out to the Helpline (during 08:00 Hrs -17:00 Hrs, from Monday to Friday, excluding the declared public holidays).

    Thank you for your understanding!

  • Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in Jinan

    Starting 30 March 2020, Jinan Italy Visa Application Centre will be relocated at 8F, Qianfoshan Building (Foreign Visa Centre Jinan), No.15-1 Wenhua West Road, Lixia District, Jinan, Shandong, China. The previous address will no longer be valid

  • Increased fees for visa applications

    Please note: As of 02 February 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person (Short Stay Visa) will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent.

  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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