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Step-by-Step Process to Apply Italian Schengen Visa from Pakistan

After discovering the numerous Italian visa approvals from applicants who belong to countries that required a visa for travel to Europe/Schengen Zone and they applied by following our articles regarding how to apply for an Italian visa from Turkey, Morocco, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, etc. The citizens of these countries should need a Schengen visa for entry into Italy, so our experts wrote articles that had to help them concerning the Italian visa requirements and the appropriate procedure to submit the application at the right place. After getting success tales from the mentioned countries, we are documenting a step-by-step guide to applying for an Italian Schengen visa from Pakistan because considering the Italian visa acceptance from Karachi and Islamabad Italian Embassies not satisfactory. Moreover, the motivation for preparing this document is to increase the Italian visa approval rate, and that can only happen if Pakistanis will propose the application with inquired requirements and perfect file preparation.

So, if you have a Pakistani passport and urge to apply for an Italian visa, you are at the conventional place. This article serpentines the step-by-step procedure to apply for an Italian Schengen visa from Pakistan, the required documents, and where to submit a visa application after production. This artifact will systematize you to prepare your file from scratch to end, and the outcome will reduce the rejection impact unless you have not followed it adequately.

According to the Statistics of the European Union, the Italian consulates of Islamabad and Karachi received many applications yearly, but only 60% got Schengen visa approval. After rigorous investigation, we found lack of improper file handling is an actual cause of big rejections (40%). So, if you grasp this article as the ultimate source for applying Italian Schengen visa from Pakistan, you have substantial chances to obtain a Schengen visa on the first attempt.

Years Schengen State Country Consulate Number of Visa Applications Visas Issued Visas Denied Not issued rate for uniform visas
2020 Italy PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD 1,762 1,218 542 30.76%
2019 Italy PAKISTAN KARACHI 11,050 8,609 2,440 22.08%
2018 Italy PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD 6,695 3,635 2,541 37.95%

Types of Italian Visa from Pakistan

Choosing an outright Visa Type is a prerequisite for the composition of an Italian visa application because you need to gather the requirements and the required documents according to the specific visa type. Thus, you have to pick a visa type for exact requirements, and you will select any type accordingly to your travel purpose.

  • Italian Tourism Visa
  • Italian Family & Friends Tourist Visa
  • Italian Adoption Visa
  • Italian Medical Care Visa
  • Italian Elective Residence Visa
  • Italian Investor Visa
  • Italian Work Visa
  • Italian Study Visa

You will gain more insights regarding the requirements of the most commonly used Italian visa types from Pakistan using this link.


List of Required Documents for Applying Italian Schengen Visa from Pakistan

The following required documents work like the backbone for the endorsement of your visa application because Italian consulates have restricted policies regarding the capitulation of the asked documents with the visa application. If your application is without attaching the following documents, then your application will is not accepted by the application collection window. 

  • Italian Schengen Visa Application: It should be duly filled out online and signed by the applicant. Keep it with other required documents.
  • Your Passport: Must be valid for more than three months from the intended date of the trip, not older than ten years. It must have two blank pages.
  • Copies of Previous Visas (bio-data page)
  • 2 Photographs: Must be passport-size (35×40mm) pictures with a bright color background. Find more details regarding the Schengen visa photo here.
  • Proof of Socio-Economic Status: You can submit an employment letter mentioning the applicant’s designation, salary, job joining date, and the purpose of travel, a trade license in case of business, and an admission letter in case of study.
  • Cover Letter (if applicable): Explain why you are visiting Italy and provide additional details. You can find the best way to write a cover letter for a visa application here.
  • Family Registration Certificate: You will submit the original FRC, which should issue by NADRA (English version).
  • Flight Booking (round-trip)It must be with the departure and return dates and locations.
  • Travel Medical Insurance: It must support coverage of 30000 Euro and cover all Schengen zone.   
  • Sponsorship Letter: You can read how to write a Sponsorship letter for a visa application using this link.
  • Hotel Reservation: The genuine proof of accommodation after landing in Italy. You can read more about the hotel reservation using this link
  • Proof of Residence (non-Pakistanis): Copy of Pakistani residence permit valid for at least three months beyond application submission.
  • Invitation LetterShould be written by an individual or organization inviting you to Italy.
  • Proof of Sufficient Funds3 months of bank and Credit card statements. The available funds should cover the trip duration expenses accordingly to the selected Schengen state per day expense.
  • No Objection Letter (NOC)Stated that your employer or institute has no objection to your leaving and mentioned when you join again.

You can check the updated Italian visa required documents checklist before preparing the application from here.



Ultimate Steps for Applying Italian Schengen Visa from Pakistan

Regarding the Italian visa application, you can apply with VFS Global. But we are using the steps that would save you from any extra service charges, and these steps will divert you to a direct authentic reference with Italian consulates.

1) Collect your visa requirements

As we already discussed, choosing the visa type is the mandatory and foremost step for the beginning of visa application processing. So, you can find out the requirements against your visa type using this link.


2) Fill out the visa application

Once you have the requirements, prepare the Schengen visa application for an Italian visa and arrange all the required documents you retrieved in Step 1. If you are a family member of an Italian citizen or EU country, you can apply online using this link.


3) Book your visa appointment

After developing the visa application and organizing the required documents, you can book a visa appointment via direct email to the embassy or visit the consulate in person.


You can also book an appointment using VFS Global using this link.

4) File your visa application

Visit the consulate on the appointment date and submit your file in person. You need to attach all required documents with the application. Otherwise, the officer will not entertain you. 

Please note: You will ask to pay the application processing fees, so carry cash with your handbag.

5) Collect your passport

After all processes, including Biometric data capturing and Rectifying the application, you will announce by the consulate regarding acceptance or rejection. After the decision, you will collect your passport in person from the applied Italian consulate.


Italian Visa Application Fees from Pakistan

You will ask to pay the following Schengen visa fees during file submission. The following amounts are payable after the conversion into your currency exchange rate, and these fees are non-refundable.

Schengen visa fee for 12+ years = 80 EUR

Schengen visa fee for children between 6-12 years = 40 EUR

Schengen visa fee for children 0-6 years = No Visa fees


Italian Consulate General in Islamabad, Pakistan

If you have queries concerning the application procedure or visa requirements, you may contact the Italian Consulate General Islamabad directly.


Address: Plot No.12-15, Street 17, G-5, Diplomatic Enclave,44000, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Email: urp.islamabad@esteri.it  

Phone: +92 (0)51 2833183 – 188


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