Requirements

  1. Application Form
  2. Two recent passport size colored photographs
  3. Current Passport and Previous passports (if any)
    – passport shall contain two blank pages
    – current passport shall be valid for a period of 90 days beyond the date of return to Sri Lanka
    – previous passports should be submitted at the interview
    – lost passports should be declared with a police report
    (translated into English and certified by the Consular Division – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo)
    – photocopy of passport bio-page and any amendments
  4. Covering Letter self addressed by the applicant explaining the purpose of visit and travel plan
  5. Sponsored visit
    – original sponsorship letter in accordance to the current valid format
    – copy of the sponsors passport/soggiorno/identity card
    – copy to be faxed/emailed directly to the Italian Embassy and original submitted for interview
    (fax: 0094-112-588622 email: visti.ambcolombo@esteri.it)
  6. Non-Sponsored visit
    – confirmed hotel/apartment etc reservation
  7. Proof of Employment
    – company business registration and/or memorandum of articles and/or articles of association
    – most recent (updated-to-date) company bank statement for the last 3 months
    – company income tax payment slips / annual reports / balance sheet statements / audit reports
    – letter from employer explaining purpose of visit, date of commencement of employment, professional status of applicant, leave approval confirmation, travel/additional expenses borne by etc
    – salary slips for the last 3 months
    – EPF , ETF contribution statements
    – Personal income tax payment slips Students
    – Letter from school/college/institute/university granting permission of academic leave
  8. Personal financial status
    – personal bank accounts (current / savings / fixed deposit etc) for last 3 months
    – certified valuations for movable and immovable assets
    – Fideiussione bancaria in favour of the applicant prepared by the sponsor”
    Insurance – travel, medical and accident insurance policy as per travel itinerary – cover of Euro 30,000/-
  9. Foreign Exchange
    – letter from Bank stating the issuance of foreign exchange on receipt of visa
    – most recent credit card statement
  10. Airline Ticket – confirmed reservation issued by airline or travel agency
  11. Proof of family bonds birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate etc
    (translated into English and certified by the Consular Division – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo. In case of non-Sri Lankan passports, certification should be done by the respective nationals Embassy / High Commission / Consulate based in Colombo)
  12. Proof of Previous Travel – photocopies of visas issued in the last two years by Schengen countries, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada,Australia and New Zealand
  1. Application Form
  2. Two recent passport size coloured photographs
  3. Current Passport and Previous passports (if any)
    – passport shall contain two blank pages
    – current passport shall be valid for a period of 90 days beyond the date of return to Sri Lanka
    – previous passports should be submitted at the interview
    – lost passports should be declared with a police report
    (translated into English and certified by the Consular Division – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo)
    – photocopy of passport bio-page and any amendments
  4. Covering Letter self addressed by the applicant explaining the purpose of visit and travel plan etc
  5. Invitation / Sponsorship ( from Italian company / institution)
    – indicate the purpose and duration of stay
    – mention who will bear the expenses (travel, accommodation etc)
    – declaration of responsibility according to Italian Immigration regulations
    – copy of registration with Italian Chamber of Commerce
    – copy to be faxed/emailed directly to the Italian Embassy and original submitted for interview
    (fax: 0094-112-588622 email: visti.ambcolombo@esteri.it)
  6. Proof of Business (covering letter from Sri Lankan company)
    – explaining purpose of visit, professional status of applicant, leave approval, travel/additional expenses borne by, brief description of local company profile , details of the business relationship with the Italian company etc
    – company business registration and/or memorandum of articles and/or articles of association
    – most recent (updated-to-date) company bank statement for the last 3 months
    – company income tax payment slips / annual reports / balance sheet statements / audit reports
  7. International Fairs/Exhibitions
    – documentary proof of full payment for the stall
    – documents relating to the exhibits being exported
    – entrance fee payments and registration details
  8. Hotel Reservation – confirmed hotel booking or proof of hospitality offered by Italian company
  9. Proof of Employment / Financial Guarantees
    – confirmation letter from employer of approved paid/unpaid leave
    – salary slips for the last 3 months
    – EPF , ETF contribution statements
    – Personal income tax payment slips
    – personal bank accounts (current / savings / fixed deposit etc) for last 3 months
  10. Foreign Exchange
    – letter from Bank stating the issuance of foreign exchange on receipt of visa
    – most recent credit card statement
  11. Proof of family bonds birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate etc
    (translated into English and certified by the Consular Division – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo. In case of non-Sri Lankan passports certification should be done by the respective Embassy / High Commission / Consulate based in Colombo)
  12. Insurance – travel, medical and accident insurance policy as per travel itinerary – cover of Euro 30,000/-
  13. Airline Ticket – confirmed reservation issued by airline or travel agency
  14. Proof of Previous Travel – photocopies of visas issued in the last two years by Schengen countries, UK, Ireland, USA, Canada,Australia and New Zealand

Note:

  1. The Embassy reserves the right to request further documentation at the interview if and when required
  2. All documents should be provided in original accompanied with a set of photocopies in A4 size
  3. Documents in Sinahalese, Tamil or any other language must be presented with an official English or Italian translation and certified by the Consular division Ministry of Foreign Affairs Colombo or in case of non-Sri Lankan nationals certified by the respective Embassy / High Commission / Consulate based in Colombo

Italian Embassy

55, Jawatta Road,

Colombo 5

Tel.: 0094-11-258 8388
Fax: 0094-11-259 6344

Hours of operation:
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Email:ambasciata.colombo@esteri.it

Website :ambcolombo.esteri.it

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