Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours, therefore it is essential that you check current visa requirements with the embassy before travel. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months from your planned date of departure from the Italy with at least two blank pages and your passport must have been issued within the last 10 years.
UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA passport holders do not require a visa to visit Italy, for a stay of less than 90 days in any 180-day period.
For passport holders of other nationalities not included here, please check the Project Visa website for more information.
South African Residents
Italy is part of the borderless region known as the Schengen Area and South African passport holders require a Schengen visa in order to enter Italy. A passport valid for at least three months from your departure is required and a visa will only be issued if blank pages are available. Requirements for the procurement of a visa are subject to change but application requirements include round-trip travel itinerary specifying entry and exit dates from the Schengen state and proof of funds to support yourself during your stay (approximately $50 USD per day).
Capago is the only intermediary recognised and authorised to process visa applications on behalf of the Italian Consulate in South Africa and they have visa application centres in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria.
Telephone: (+27) 087 231 0313
Open from Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Inanda Greens Business Park, Block A, 98 Albertyn Avenue,
Sandton 2196, Johannesburg
Cape Town office:
Ground Floor, Old Warehouse building, Black River Park South,
2 Fir Street, Observatory Cape Town, 7925
Pencarrow Office Park, 8 Pencarrow Crescent,
Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia, 4319 Durban
Hadefields Business Park, 1267 Pretorius Street,
Hatfield, 0028 Pretoria
Check out our handy Travel Guide resources to help plan your trip to Italy:
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