Business Visa

General Information

Business Visa


All visa applicants are requested to submit personal bank accounts (last 03 months' bank statements) with the original stamp by the bank. It is a mandatory requirement of the Schengen authority. Hence application will not be accepted at the BLS centre if the applicant is failed to produce the bank statement with the original stamp.

Once received by the Visa Application Centre, applications will be sent to the Embassy of Italy in Singapore the next working day.

The application cannot be submitted earlier than 180 days before the expected date of arrival in Schengen Area.

Required Documents

According to the new rules imposed by the Schengen regulation, all applicants' passports must have the holder's signature. Some Indonesian and Vietnamese passports do not have the signature of their holder. Passports that do not require a signature or that do not have a space dedicated to a signature will require a signature from the holder and countersigned by the Embassy of their country present in Singapore, or they need to be made new with the signature affixed. Therefore, make sure that all visa applicants' passports have their signature clearly displayed on them.

  • All business visa applicants are requested to submit personal bank accounts (last 03 months' bank statements) Stamped by the bank.
  • Please click here to download the document checklist
  • Please click here to download the standard format - Business Invitation letter

Processing Time

Processing time : Processing time may take minimum 15 working days and the issuance of visa is completely subject to approval. During the processing period the original passport will be at the Italian embassy and no withdrawal is possible in between. Applicants are requested to plan the trip accordingly.

Applicants are advised to submit visa applications minimum 15 days in advance of their travel plans.

The processing time for assessment of a Schengen visa it will be up to the Embassy of Italy.

Dependent on the category of visa application, the Embassy of Italy in Singapore usually aims to return visa applications within 1 week. The visa applications are assessed individually and processing times may vary and result in longer decision times. Due to this the Embassy of Italy in Singapore cannot guarantee the outcome or guarantee the return of passport and documents within a certain timeframe.

Applicants cannot apply more than 180 days before departure.

Visa Fee

NOTE: All Fees would be collected in SINGAPORE DOLLORS and in CASH ONLY at the application submission counter.

Kindly refer to the fee tables. You may look up the exact visa fee payable based on your nationality and visa to be applied for.

Effective from 01st April 2024

BLS service charges: SGD 30.50

Charge Type Amount Remarks
Short Stay Visa Fees SGD 116.40 For each application
Children between 6-12 years SGD 58.20 For each application
Service Fees SGD 30.50 For each application
SMS Fees SGD 5.00 Optional Service
Courier Fees SGD 25.00 Optional Service
Form Filling SGD 15.00 Optional Service
Photocopy SGD 0.50 Optional Service
Photograph SGD 12.00 Optional Services
Printing SGD 1.00/Page Optional Services
Internet Kiosk SGD 10.00 Optional Services
Premium Lounge SGD 40.00 Optional Services
Mobile Biometric SGD 250.00/Application Optional Services
Prime Time Submission SGD 50.00 Optional Services
Flexi Hours collection timing is 09:00 am to 05:00 pm*
SGD 20.00 Optional Services
For some countries (Ukraine, Albania, Moldova and Bosnia Herzegovina SGD 51.00 For each application

Note: In case the visa is denied the fees paid will not be refunded.
According to the existing Visa Facilitation Agreements with the EU, the visa fee for Schengen visa (type A and C) is reduced to 35 euro equivalent to SGD 53.80 for nationals of the following Countries:
Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The visa fee shall be waived for applicants belonging to one of the following categories:

  • Children under six years
  • Married to an EU Passport holder

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    Photo Specifications

    Photo Specifications

    • The photograph must be in colour.
    • The photograph should be not more than 6 months old.
    • It should have white background only so that features are distinguishable and in contrast against the background.
    • It should have a close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph.
    • It should be in sharp focus and clear.
    • It is essential that your mouth is closed and your teeth are not visible.
    • It should be of high quality with no ink marks and creases.
    • The photograph must show you looking directly at the camera.
    • It should be 4 cm X 5 cm.
    • The face length cannot exceed the 3 cm
    • It should show your skin tone naturally.
    • It should have appropriate brightness and contrast.
    • Photograph can be taken with headgear, the main characteristics of the face must be apparent from the photograph. Chin, nose, eyes and eyebrows must not be covered; the forehead should be uncovered to the extent that the shape of the face is apparent.
    • It should be without hat/cap.
    • Hairs must be behind the ears.
    • The photograph must show facing square on to the camera, not looking over the shoulder or tilted, and showing both edges of the face clearly.
    • It should be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on the face and no red eye
    • If wearing glasses the photograph must show the eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames – lighter framed glasses to be worn). Make sure the frame does not cover any part of the eye.
    • The photograph must show alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible) looking at the camera with a neutral expression and the mouth closed.
    • The photograph should not have any staple marks.
    • Scanned and colour photocopies would NOT be accepted.
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