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VISAS

Al Etimad has been appointed as an outsourced partner by the Embassy of Italy in Saudi Arabia, to facilitate short stay visa applications to Italy.

Visa applications will be accepted at the Al Eitmad office in Riyadh, in accordance with the respective place of residence of the applicant.

Foreign nationals who wish to travel to Italy must be in possession of a visa, unless they are nationals from countries which are not included in the list of countries with the obligation to carry a visa in order to cross external borders for stays in the Schengen Area of no more than three months (90 days) in a period of six months (180 days) from the date of entry into the Schengen Area.

In case the applicant intends to visit various Schengen countries the country responsible to issue the relevant visa for the entire duration of the trip, including for other Schengen countries will be determined in the following order:

  1. The Embassy of the country in which the traveler is going to stay the longest.
  2. If the traveler is to stay the same time in different Schengen countries, the Embassy of the country of first entry.

Please note granting a visa is the prerogative of the Embassy for each application. Submission of all the documents does not imply "right" to be granted a visa.

All foreigners intending to enter Italy must provide the documentation required to justify the reasons and duration of their stay as well as, in some prescribed cases, the availability of adequate economic means and lodging.
In some cases you need a visa, application for which can be made at the Italian Diplomatic and Consular Representations in your country of residence.

Note :
Applicants may submit their visa applications directly at Embassy of Italy Riyadh on every Tuesday. For book an appointment to visit the embassy please call our (helpline: +966 11 481 6467 / +966 11 482 5956 from 0900hrs to 1700hrs).