Tourist Visa for Children less than 18 years of age

To enter and enjoy Italy's attractions visitors from the UK must have a valid Italy Schengen visa. This includes minors as well. Italy is a Schengen member state which means that all other countries in the Schengen zone are also free to travel with this visa.

What are the requirements for Italy tourist children visa?

For a successful Italy tourist visa application you need to submit the following documents:

  • Italy visa UK application form completed & signed by parents or legal guardian. 
Note - If minor is travelling with just one parent the other parent needs to give a written permission that has been properly notarized by public notary. If minor is going without parents, both parents need to give a signed written authorization.

  • Copy of valid Schengen visa of parents, hotel reservation and flight ticket must be provided if the minor is travelling with both parents.
  • Birth Certificate of the child.
  • Original and copy of UK residence permit valid for at least one month after coming back from Italy.
  • Passport or copies of ID of both parents.
  • Passport size photo not more than 6 months old.
  • Minor’s enrolment in school or educational institution, attendance and letter of consent for absence from school.
  • Hotel reservation or other accommodation proof with exact address in Italy.
  • Round trip flight ticket details.
  • Provide invitation letter if going to stay with friend or relatives. 
  • Evidence of having sufficient money to cover entire holiday expenses.
  • Travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30000 that covers medical treatment, emergency hospital admission and repatriation.

Travel documents for minors are often the same as those for adults. The minor's Italy visa application has to be completed with only a few more documents. 

How to Apply for Tourist Children Visa from UK?

Follow these simple steps to apply for an Italy tourist visa from UK with us:

  • Fill the visa application for minors
  • Pay the visa fees online.
  • Get express visa appointment.
  • Visit the visa centre with all your documents.
  • Submit documents & provide your biometrics.
  • Receive Passport & visa directly through VFS via courier. 

What Is the Processing Time for Italy Tourist Visa?

Depending on your nationality and whether you are seeking for a long-stay or short-stay visa, the processing time for an Italy Schengen visa from UK may vary. The processing time for short-term visa generally takes 7-8 working days while 8-15 working days for long stay visa with children. For some nations it may also take more than 15 days to process the visa.

How long does an Italian visa last for?

A number of factors affect the validity of your Italian visa like whether it is your first application or you have received several Schengen visas and visited the country previously. Italy typically allows tourist visas for stays of three months to two years or longer, however, a single trip may only be used for a maximum of ninety days.