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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.

  • 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:

    • 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 (Please send email to for appointment booking. Kindly make sure your email includes the following information: your contact phone number, the planned departure date, a scan copy of residence permit card and a scan copy of passport data page)
    • Subordinate Employment visa and Family Reunion visa (Please send email to for Nulla Osta registration and appointment booking. Kindly mention in the email your contact number and make sure to attach a scan copy of the Nulla Osta as well as a scan copy of your passport data page.)

    The centre will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs for Submission and Passports Collection.

    To submit the application taking an appointment is a MUST. Kindly click here or send email to for appointment booking.

    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.

  • Please be informed that application can be also lodged directly at the Consulate, by appointment, which will be communicated by the Consulate according to the queue. For more information please click here.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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