The Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou is pleased to announce that VFS Global has been authorized to run the Italy Visa Application Centre in Guangzhou, Changsha, Shenzhen and Fuzhou. This service is available for Chinese citizens/non-Chinese citizens legally residing in China who wish to apply for a schengen visa or a residence permit to Italy. This site provides details related to your application submission and collection process, along with other useful information.
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Re-opening of Italy Visa Application Centre in Guangzhou
Starting from 03 June 2020, the Italy Visa Application Centre - Guangzhou will reopen to costumers for submission of visa applications. Presently, such possibility is limited only to the following categories of applicants:
Travelers with stable affective relationship with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or with persons who are legally resident in Italy (on a long-term basis) and if they are traveling to their partners' home/domicile/dwelling (in Italy).
In order to lodge the application the applicant is requested to submit proving documentation of the stable affective relationship (example: copies of previous visas, copy of entry/ exit stamps of the passport, wedding publication “Pubblicazioni di matrimonio”, any document proving that the applicant has visited the invitee or vice versa, evidence of stable, proven, affective relationship), etc. Please note that it is burden of the applicant/inviting person to adequately document the solidity of the relationship. It is requested to provide an auto-declaration written by the inviting person, stating the travel purpose and explaining clearly the relationship between inviter and invitee.
The centre will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs for Submission and Passports Collection.
The Italy Visa Application Centres in Changsha, Fuzhou and Shenzhen still remain closed until further notice.
Should you have further enquiry, please kindly reach out to the Contact Centre (during 08:00 Hrs -17:00 Hrs, from Monday to Friday, excluding the declared public holidays).
We thank you for your understanding & Stay safe!
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.
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