Visa information

Application Fees

To apply for a visa, you will have to pay a visa fee and a service fee.

The visa fee is collected on behalf of the Embassy of Italy in Lebanon and the service fee is collected for the processing of your visa application at TLScontact.

Visa Application Fees


To apply for a visa, you will have to pay:

  • Visa fee - collected for the Embassy of Italy in Lebanon;
  • Service fee - collected for the processing of your visa application at TLScontact.


Attention: Payment of the visa fee and the service fees do not give any guarantee or right that a visa will be granted. The visa fee and service fee are both non-refundable and non-transferable if the visa application is denied by the Embassy staff or if the applicant decides to terminate his or her application.

Visa type EUR USD*
Short stay 80.00 90.00
Short stay concerning the following nationals: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine, unless for holders of non-biometric passports: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYROM (Macedonia), Montenegro and Serbia. 35.00 40.00
Short stay Child between age of 6 and age of 12. 40.00 45.00
Long stay (Study) 50.00 57.00
Long stay 116.00 131.00

* According to the latest restrictions of the Lebanese banks, we would like to inform you that we are obliged to accept the dollar notes of the new edition only, which are not damaged and which do not contain stamps and writings.

* The visa fee, only collectable in USD and in cash, may change as a result of currency fluctuation. Applicant should provide the exact amount, no exchange are available in TLScontact centre.

The visa fee is fixed in EUR but payable only in USD and in cash. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the Consulate and is updated periodically, therefore the amount you are requested to pay may differ from those quoted above. Please note that your visa application fee receipt will only quote the fee paid in USD.

The service fee, mandatory for any visa application, is 22.00 USD (payable only in USD and in cash).

This amount has been decided in agreement with the Embassy of Italy in Beirut and corresponds to the different services provided by the TLScontact centre (i.e. visa application reception, data processing, information collection, appointments booking, etc.).

Kindly note that an additional fee will be added to your balance for the Prime Time Appointments and Prime Time Weekend (Saturday’s appointments)

  • Prime Time Appointment: 37.00 USD (per file); for the appointments booked from 07:30 - 08:15 and from 14:00 till 16:30;
  • Prime Time Weekend: 61.00 USD (per file); for the appointments booked on Saturday.

The following categories do not have to pay the visa application fees :

  • Short stay for children under six years old;
  • Italian citizen’s spouse;
  • EU citizen’s family (Spouse, parents, children);
  • For family members (spouse, children, parents, grandparents, grand children) of Georgian nationals who are legally residing in Italy (on the submission of the proof of the family relationship and copy of the Italian resident permit of the family member living in Italy):
    1. Direct descendants under the age of 21 or dependent and those of the spouse or partner;
    2. Direct dependent ascendants and those of the spouse or partner.
  • Applicants officially invited must submit an official invitation letter, duly signed and stamped by the inviting organization. They are invited for business/event purposes by the following organizations: ILO (International Labour Organization); IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development); FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization); ETF (European Training Foundation); IAM BARI (Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari); Other United Nations organizations.

Please note that satisfactory proof will have to be submitted to establish that one of the above exemptions applies.