If you are living in the UK with a residency permit. In that case, you will need a valid visa for Italy from the UK to conduct business, work for a company as an employee or explore the country as a Retired professional for up to 90 days.
You can obtain a single-entry or multiple-entry business visa depending on how frequently you would need to enter and exit Italy to do business or work for your employer.
For a successful application of Italy visa London based on your employment, you need to provide the following documents:
Italy visa UK application form, completely filled and duly signed.
Two recent photographs, taken within the three months according to the following Italy Schengen visa photograph requirements.
Two identical photos that are no older than six months.
The photo needs to be in colour and have a light background.
The candidate must look straight in the camera with closed mouth, neutral facial expressions.
Uniforms and outfits that matches with the background should be avoided.
Issued in the last 10 years.
Must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
After you return to UK from Italy, it should be valid for at least three months.
Previous passports with visa stamps (if any).
Round-way flight ticket or an all-inclusive itinerary. Flight numbers and dates of your arrival and departure from Italy must be listed on your ticket. In addition to providing comprehensive advice, we can take care of almost all of your Italy Schengen visa needs, including hotel and travel itinerary arrangements.
Rental agreement in case you are planning to rent a property during your trip.
A letter of invitation from your host in Italy where you will spend your holidays.
Financial evidence demonstrating your ability to support yourself throughout your time in Italy. One of the following Visa documents must be submitted:
Bank statement which displays that you have sufficient funds in your account for your trip. The statement cannot be more than three months old.
A sponsorship letter from a third party confirming that they will cover the cost of your travel to Italy. For this letter to be accepted, it must be sent along with your sponsor's bank statement, which should not be more than three months old.
A combination of the above mentioned documents.
Cover letter describing the reason for your trip to Italy.
A short description about your employment place.
A letter from the employer detailing the itinerary for the days that will be spent travelling in Italy and the purpose of the trip.
An invitation letter from Italian organisation. This letter must be presented as an invitation to attend conferences, meetings or other relevant events related to the trade, business or occupation.
The following Italy Business Visa UK requirements must be met, based on your employment status:
Last six-months bank statement
Approval of leaves from employer
Income tax return file
License of your business
Last six months bank statement of business
Income tax return of your business
The processing time for Italy tourist visa from UK varies depending on nationalities and duration of your stay. For example if you are applying for long stay or short stay visa. Generally processing time for short stay visa ranges between 7-8 working days and visa to Italy from UK for long stay takes around 8-15 working days. For some nationalities it may take around 15 days as well.
A number of circumstances, such as whether this is your first application or whether you have previously obtained several Schengen visas, affect the validity of an Italy visa from UK. Italy typically grants visitor visas for stays of three months to two years or longer, however, longest stay permitted in a single visit in 90 days.