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Dear Applicant,

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You wish to go to Italy for tourism purposes and will stay no longer than 90 days.

All documents must be issued or translated into the following languages: English, French or Italian

Document Description

General application documents

Short stay Schengen visa application form

  • Complete the application form in full. Print a copy of all pages, sign it and submit it with your application documents.
  • The original application form needs to be signed by the applicant (or the legal guardian for minors) in the signature box at the bottom of the third page.

Note: it is preferable that you provide the application form typed and printed out rather than filled by hand.

Two identical ID photos

Two identical ID photos less than 3 months old and meeting set standards.

Size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, with white background, taken within 3 months. More information.

Passport

  • Passport, original

A full national private passport or official travel document valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with two blank visa pages with the mention “visa” to affix the visa sticker. Should be issued in less than 9 years and 9 months after the expiry date of your requested schengen visa. The photo used on the passport must resemble its holder at the time of submitting the file.

 

  • Passport, copy

One Copy of the passport page containing personal identity information, one copy of the page containing the validity extension information, and all the pages which contain Schengen visas issued during the last 10 years with all the stamps.

Insurance

  • Insurance, original


1. It should be valid for the Schengen area if you are applying for a short stay visa
2. It should cover the medical fees and the repatriation costs for a minimum of 30,000 euros
3. It should cover the whole period of your stay.

4. a copy of an insurance card or an insurance based on a credit card is not accepted

  • Insurance, copy

Resident Permit

Resident Permit, copy

A copy of a valid resident permit beyond the return date from the Schengen area for foreign applicants residing in Lebanon or in Syria

Proof of entry to the Lebanese territory

Proof of entry to the Lebanese territory, copy

This document can be a stamp on the passport or the white entry card if you cross the border with your ID.

Lebanese personal bank statement

Lebanese personal bank statement covering the last three months, and issued less than 1 month ago, with a credit balance sufficient to cover the costs of the stay, original (Stamped from the bank)

A Bank certificate is not accepted

If the statement refers to another person (preferably from a family member or a relative), a taking in charge legalized by a notary, or signed in front of a TLScontact agent is required together with a copy of the sponsor’s ID. In case of submission of a “savings account statement”, the copy of the savings account should be truly certified and up-to-date.

Hotel reservation or invitation letter

Hotel reservation or invitation letter together with a copy of the hosting person’s ID or of his permit of stay if he is a foreigner resident in Italy

Round-trip flight ticket booking

Round-trip flight ticket booking, copy

your travel date , according to your ticket, should be at least 20 days after your submission at TLScontact center

Family Statement

  • Family Statement, original

or the transcript of the birth certificate. This document should be issued within the last 3 months

  • Family Statement, copy

  • Family Statement, translation

WORK PROOF

Commercial circular or proof of company registration (company owners and employees)

Commercial circular or proof of company registration, copy of the Arabic version stamped from the ministry of justice+ translation, for employees and company owners

Employment letter (employees and civil servants)

Employment letter, original

A less than 3 months old official up-to-date letter from your employer stating the position held within the company as well as the starting date. This document should be signed and certified bearing the company’s stamp, for employees and civil servants

Registration at the Lebanese Social Security (employees)

Registration at the Lebanese Social Security, copy of the Arabic version + translation, for employees

This document must be issued from the National Social Security Fund itself, and is mandatory for every employee who is registered at the NSSF.

The number of the social security mentioned in the employment letter is not accepted.

Certificate issued from the Syndicate/order (liberal professions)

Certificate issued from the Syndicate/order, original

This document should be less than 3 months old, for liberal professions

A copy of the syndicate card is not enough

Freelance certificate (freelancers)

Freelance certificate

This document can be issued from a notary, can be a freelance employment letter, can be a lease contract, etc., for freelancers

Students

Certificate of attendance from the institute

Certificate of attendance from the institute (school or university), original, for the current year/semester

Minors

A legal act of consent

A legal act of consent signed by both parents or by the legal guardians(in case of death or divorce) duly legalized by a notary or directly signed at the Visa Section of the Embassy of Italy (original), together with a copy of both parents ID/passport/valid visa.

 

In case one of the parents is abroad, the act of consent should be legalized by the Italian embassy abroad or by the Lebanese embassy abroad and also legalized by the ministry of foreign affairs in Lebanon(original).

In case one the parents is deceased, a custody certificate is mandatory in Arabic + translation

An Act of entrustment/Acceptance letter of responsibility for minors traveling with a third person

An Act of entrustment/Acceptance letter of responsibility for minors traveling with a third person signed by both parents and the third person, duly legalized by a notary or directly signed at the Visa Section of the Embassy of Italy (original), together with a copy of both parents and the third person’s ID/passport/valid visa

Domestic staff

Employment contract

A valid employment contract, copy + translation

Resident and work permits

Valid resident and work permits beyond the return date from the Schengen area, copies

Employer’s letter

Employer’s letter stating that the employer guarantees the return of the employee to the country of residence, signed by the employer, together with a copy of his/her ID/passport/valid visa + translation

Unemployed applicants

Additional document for unemployed applicants

This document must be a copy of a proof of work of the spouse/child/parent/sibling/sponsor, etc.

This document is mandatory for all the unemployed applicants applying alone and doesn’t have a previous Schengen visas issued in the last 10 years.

Holders of a special passport should provide a verbal note from the Lebanese ministry of Foreign Affairs

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