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Consult the portal “Visto per l’Italia” to get information on applying for an entry visa to Italy.

The Visa Office of the Embassy of Italy in Kenya is connected to VIS. The acquisition on biometric data of short-stay visa applicants has begun in accordance with the modalities defined with other states in the Schengen Area.


Persons interested in applying for a visa are kindly asked to read the Instructions thoroughly.

The Visa Section accepts travel insurance policies only from the insurance companies contained in this List.


Whereas visa applicants are required to book an appointment, submit all the necessary documents and receive replies through the agency to which these services have been outsourced (VFS Global – vide contacts below), it is possible to submit visa applications directly at the Embassy – only for Schengen visas, solely subject to obtaining an appointment by writing to the email address This appointment will be confirmed to the visa applicant by email at the earliest convenient date.

VFS Global operates through a designated Visa Application Centre, VFS Global, located on the Fifth Floor of Parkfield Building, Muthangari Drive, opposite SAFARICOM House, off Waiyaki Way, Westlands, P.O. Box 25180 – 00100 Nairobi.

-      Submission of applications: from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday

-      Collection of passports:  from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*

(*) Visa applicants of Somali nationality applying for Type “D” visas (Family Reunification – Long Term Visa) may collect their passports on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In order to ask for information please contact the Call Center on the number +254 731 077 555, send an email to and consult the website

All decisions regarding visa applications will however be made by the Embassy.

The waiting time for the processing of visa applications submitted through the Visa Application Center for Italy will be around 20 days under normal circumstances.

Visa applicants must pay both the visa application fees and the visa handling fees to VFS Global.

When applying for visas, applicants must pay only the following fees corresponding to the visa type applied for:

SCHENGEN VISA – TYPE “C” (up to 90 days):

  • KES 7,450 – EUR 60.00 (adults and minors over 12 years)
  • KES 4,185 – EUR 35.00 (minors between 6 and 12 years)
  • Free (minors under 6 years)

NATIONAL VISA – TYPED “D” (over 90 days):

  • KES 13,860 – EUR 116.00 (all applicants)
  • KES 5,975 – EUR 50.00 (Type “D” Study Visas)

In addition, visa applicants must pay VFS Global the following commissions for services provided:

-      KES 3,200 for the receipt and handling of Type “C” visas (adults and minors)

-      KES 2,700 for the receipt and handling of Type “D” visas (adults and minors)

The above procedures are the only ones that allow the issue of an Italian visa. Nobody may ask for any money that is not indicated on this website. Persons who promise that they can facilitate, expedite or assure the issue of a visa are to be considered fraudulent or must be reported to the authorities. It is recommended, therefore, that nobody trusts any broker who promises facilitated processes to obtain a visa.