Consulate information

As photography features, the below mentioned conditions that take part in I.C.A.O. regulations are taken as a reference:

  • The photograph must be recently taken (maximum six months) neutrel,spotless and must hold perfect light and contrast settings.
  • Light-colored, clear, neutral, spotless.
  • It must have perfect lighting and contrast settings.
  • The light should illuminate the face evenly.
  • No shadows, no reflections, and no red-eye effect should be present.
  • It should be printed on a high-resolution photographic paper of good quality.
  • It must show the applicant's face and shoulders; the face must cover 70-80% of the picture and reflect natural colors.
  • The eyes should be open and easily visible and must not be covered by hair.
  • It should be taken exactly from the twelve o'clock direction and should not be in a portrait style or oblique.
  • It should show both sides of the face.
  • The person whose photo is taken should be looking directly at the camera, and their facial features should be visible with a neutral expression, with their mouth closed.
  • If eyeglasses are worn, there should be no reflection on the glasses; the eyes should be open, and the glasses should be colorless.
  • Frames that cover some parts of the eyes should not be used.
  • Veils are acceptable, but both sides of the face should be visible from the forehead to the lower end of the chin.
  • Unless otherwise stated, the original of the required documentation and a photocopy should be presented, and all documents should be at least three months old.
  • All required documents, together with signatures and seals, should be legible.
  • Seals and signatures must come one after the other.
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  • We highly recommend that couples and groups travel together present the visa photocopy of the accompanying person. The applicant can submit their application to an VisaMetric office either individually or through a third person representing them. However, if a representative is preferred, the applicant should present a letter with an attorney-fulfilled authorization form.
  • The authorized person should submit the original authorization form signed by the applicant and a photocopy of their identity card on which the TR identity number is indicated. In any situation, the applicant is responsible for signing the application form, controlling whether the application submission was made correctly, and whether the required documents have been submitted. In case of a fake or revised document, both the applicant and the authorized person will be held accountable.
  • In the case of minors (under 18 years old), the application form and VisaMetric authority form should be signed by both the mother and father of the applicant for all types of application.

Note: Minors (under 18 years) old cannot apply individually.

  • A document prepared by a foreign country can be accepted as valid only if appropriately certified and translated to English or Italian.
  • The Diplomatic Representatives do not possess the authority and means for a third country to evaluate the person's economic, commercial, and professional conditions.
Important Notes
  • During the evaluation of your applications, the Italian Diplomatic Representatives may call you for an interview. In addition to the matters mentioned above, the Embassy/Consulate may ask you for further documentation.
  • In both cases, visa processing and passport delivery times may differ. Visa and VisaMetric coordination fees are charged for every application and are not refunded. In conditions such as the existence of a valid visa covering the whole travel period, the visa applications will not be accepted.
  • Similarly, applicants may be asked to present a Family Register Certificate in case of conflicting surnames, divorce, being a relative of an EU citizen, etcetera..