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RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY Schengen Visa (C Type) & National Visa (D Type)

 

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY Schengen Visa (C Type) & National Visa (D Type)

No liability can be accepted for application rejected as a consequence of the applicant not complying with the requirements outlined in the ESSENTIAL INFORMATION page, therefore please make sure you read it in full before applying, and in particular the relevant section for each item marked with * (click HERE).

  1. Duly completed application form*: for short stay visas up to 90 days, please use Schengen Visa (C Type) application form; for long stay visas beyond 90 days please use National Visa (D Type) application form;
  2. Valid passport or travel document* (original & photocopy);
  3. U.K. Residence Permit & photocopy, valid at least 3 months beyond the return date of your trip in Italy for Schengen/Short term visa. Valid (just non expired) U.K. Residence Permit & photocopy for National/Long term visa;
  4. For Schengen/Short term visa only: photocopies of all previous Schengen visas issued in the last 5 years (if previous Schengen visas are endorsed in an old passport, then photocopies of the old passport must also be provided);
  5. 1 recent, colour passport size photo*
  6. Adequate documentation regarding the applicant’s effective religious qualification in the form of an original letter from your religious organisation in the U.K. stating your position within the parish and your assignment in Italy. The letter must be signed by a high representative of the religious organisation (e.g., for Catholics, the Nunziatura Apostolica in the U.K.);
  7. Adequate and documented assurances regarding the religious nature of the event in which the applicant intends to take part or regarding the activity to be carried out in Italy. The letter from your religious organisation in Italy should specify the purpose of the trip, the name and address of the organisation where the applicant intends to stay and the length of stay. Such letter should also mention the coverage of all living expenses, including medical assistance (only for long-term visas). Specific mention should be made to the fact that, while in Italy, the applicant’s personal needs will be met in full by the your religious organisation. The letter must must be signed by a high representative of the religious organisation and bear an official seal (e.g., for Catholics, the Segreteria di Stato Vaticano);
  8. Bank statement* or declaration of assumption of responsibility stating that all living expenses are covered by the religious organization;
  9. Travel ticket reservations*: round-trip for short-term Schengen Visa of less than 90 days; one-way for long-term National visa of more than 90 days;
  10. Travel insurance*;
  11. Return Envelope*;
  12. Fees* €116.00 for D Type Visa; €80.00 for C Type Visa;
  13. For all items marked with * see the ESSENTIAL INFORMATIONSINFORMATION section HERE. No liability can be accepted for application rejected as a consequence of the applicant not complying with the requirements outlined in the ESSENTIAL INFORMATION section.

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