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Ultimate Steps for Applying Italian Schengen Visa from China

Different Asian countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines citizens of China also fancy to travel Italy. Similarly, Chinese citizens are also required to apply Italian Schengen visa to forge the visit possible like other Asian countries, but they have a relatively significant visa approval rate. According to various Italian consulates in Chongqing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai, those applicants who received the visa rejection submitted an inappropriate and imperfect application. Moreover, we have acquired many queries from Chinese citizens that they have faced difficulties in gathering the requirements and have no proper guide regarding the application procedure for an Italian Schengen visa from China. We amass exceptional responses from Chinese travelers who got accepted for a Spanish Schengen visa after following an already-published article supporting how to apply Spanish visa from China. These efficacious approvals prompt us to write another document that will elaborate utter steps for applying Italian Schengen visa from China and contribute a predominant role for 100% visa approval for Chinese contestants.

If you hold a Chinese passport and desire to obtain a Schengen visa for Italy, then you are in the right place. In this article, we express step-by-step a solution for applying Italian Schengen visa from China, the required documents, and where you can submit a visa application after preparation. This brief article will support Chinese and non-Chinese citizens who wish to travel Italy for Tourism, Family Visit, Business, and Study purposes.

According to European Union Statistics, the rate of Italian visa approval from China is 95%, and Italian consulates only reject those applications that are incomplete and have missing required documents. So, if you follow this article decently and proceed according to mentioned, you have great feasibility to retrieve an Italian Schengen visa from China without any objection.

Years Schengen State Country Consulate Number of Visa Applications Visas Issued Visas Denied Not issued rate for uniform visas
2020 Italy CHINA BEIJING 15,712 15,190 522 3.32%
2019 Italy CHINA CHONGQING 64,960 64,430 530 0.82%
2018 Italy CHINA SHANGHAI 134,713 129,361 5,349 3.97%

Types of Italian Visa from Mainland China

Comprehending visa requirements is the supreme step before the preparation of the application, and you can only locate the elemental requirements after choosing an outright visa type. So, you can pick any visa type from the following according to your travel purpose and then start assembling your application.

You can fetch more information regarding how to apply, the required documents, and the processing fees of a specific visa type using this link.


Required Documents to Apply Italian Schengen Visa from China

Place substantial attention on paperwork will lead you to Italian visa confirmation the first time. Italian Embassies strictly check & verify the attachment of required documents with the application and make sure the availability of demanding documents compulsory for every applicant. Here are the following documents you should arrange before the visa file and inspect the authenticity of the documents before capitulation.

  • 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 plus two copies of your passport.
  • Copies of Previous Visas
  • One Photograph:  Passport-size (35×40mm) picture with a bright 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.
  • Travel Itinerary Program: Attach a detailed itinerary that can provide evidence of your traveling route, the total locations you will visit, etc.
  • 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.
  • HukouIf you are non-Chinese, you should submit a copy of your Chinese residence visa or work permit. Your permit should be valid for three months before applying.
  • Hotel Reservation: The genuine proof of accommodation after landing in Italy. You can read more about the hotel reservation using this link. 
  • Invitation LetterShould be written by an individual or organization inviting you to Italy.
  • Proof of Socio-Economic Status: Copy of Employment Certificate in case of working under the company or Business License in case owning organization.
  • 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.





Step-by-Step Procedure for Applying Italian Schengen Visa from China

Two methods can use to submit the Italian visa application, via the VFS visa collection center or directly to the Italian consulate. We are using 1st method because it will save our time from a long appointment delay and recommended by Italian immigration authorities.

So, as 1st method, we need to use VFS Italian visa collection centers pinpoint in four Chinese Jurisdictions like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chongqing. You can use any nearest Jurisdiction and apply for an Italian Schengen visa using the following steps:


1) Gather your visa requirements

First, you will extract the visa requirements after choosing a specific visa type according to your travel purpose. You will withdraw the requirements like visa fees, required documents, processing time, and photo requirements.


2) Prepare your visa application

After evacuating the requirements, prepare your Schengen visa application and collect the required documents. Your application is duly signed and perfectly aligned with the details of the attached documents.

3) Book your visa appointment

Once you have completed your application, you can book a visa appointment using this link. You can select an available appointment slot according to the schedule. You should be there before 30mins of the booked time.


4) Submit your visa application

Visit the visa application center where you booked the appointment and file your application in person. You should submit a complete application with the required documents.


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 VFS visa application center (VAC).


Italy Visa Application Fees from Mainland China

We categorized the following Schengen visa fees according to visa type. You should pay Schengen visa fees before starting visa processing. 

Please Note: these fees are non-refundable even if you will get a rejection.

Tourism Visa = 578 RMB

Business Visa = 578 RMB

Medical Treatment = 578 RMB

Study Visa = No fee

Sports and Cultural Events Visa = 578 RMB

Transit Visa = 578 RMB

Transport Visa = 578 RMB

Family Reunion with Non-EU Citizen = 837 RMB

Elective Residence = 837 RMB

Re-entry = 837 RMB

Work Visa = 837 RMB

Study Visa = 361 RMB

Italian Consulate General in Beijing, China

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


Address: 2, San Li Tun Dong Er Jie – 100600 Beijing – CHINA

Email: visti.pechino@esteri.it

Phone: +86 10 8532.7600


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