The Embassy of Italy in Abu Dhabi, UAE is pleased to announce the opening of the Visa Application Centre.

    The visa applications can be submitted at the visa application centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE. They will be assessed by the Embassy of Italy in Abu Dhabi.

    Only residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can apply for a visa at the visa application centre in Abu Dhabi.

    For Prospective Applicants

    Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the risk of your application being incomplete or take a longer time to be processed.

    Please note that the Schengen system doesn’t allow to process applications more than 90 days prior to the application travel date.

    It is advisable to schedule an appointment, kindly click on the "Schedule an appointment" link to proceed with your on-line booking.

    Please note that personal appearance may be required, a Visa / Immigrations officer may require a personal interview at The Embassy of Italy, Abu Dhabi, UAE prior to a decision being taken on your application.

    The applicant’s decision to apply at VFS Global is voluntary and they have the right to visit the Embassy directly.


    All applicants must have reliable intentions supported by actual travel arrangements (accommodation and return flight) for the whole trip. In case of multiple destinations within Italy or in other Schengen Countries, a detailed travel plan showing all relevant arrangements (including internal connections) must be provided and explained.

    Important Information on Biometrics: As part of the visa application procedure, an applicant aged above 12 years must come in person to complete their biometric which is a 10 digit finger scan.

    Step 1 :

    Applications for short term visas to Italy are accepted at the visa application centre.

    Step 2 :

    Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visiting ITALY’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process your application, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy.

    Step 3 :

    Please go to the link “Apply for a visa” to understand details of various visas.

    Step 4 :

    Submit your documents at our Visa Application Centre

    Step 5 :

    Track your application at any time through our website: track your visa application status online or call centre to know the status of your application

    Step 6 :

    Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.