02 November 2017
Notice on Legalization application submission by the representative
Applicants are being notified to provide an authorization letter to their representative whenever the legalization/registration/DOV files are submitted on their behalf. The authorization letter should contain the purpose of submission and authorized person’s name, photo and signature. It is also advisable to attach the applicant’s photo identity document’s copy along with their signature on the same.
04 October 2017
This is to notify to all applicants that VFS Global Italy Visa and Legalization Application Center will not keep any unclaimed passports/documents/files exceeding the period specified below. The passports/documents/file will be handed over to Embassy of Italy, Bangladesh for eventual disposal post the specified period. Also, in applicable cases the deposited fee will be encashed and won’t be refunded under any circumstances.
Unclaimed passport after processing by Embassy: 3 months from receiving date from Embassy.
Unclaimed legalized documents: 3 months from the receiving date from Embassy.
Legalization file back for document adjustment: 6 months from the date of receiving from Embassy.
Legalization file back as refused: 6 months from the date of receiving from Embassy.
Applicants will be notified about their application status over phone, subject to the same being reachable. Hence, all applicants are requested to check their submitted applications status through the website’s ‘Track Your Application’ option and via call center at (+88) 09606 777666, (+88) 09666 911384 (for mobile users), (Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 –17:00 ) or by emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org and collect the documents well in time.
27 March 2017
Notice on incomplete Form and File
This is to notify to all visa and legalization applicants that an incomplete/over written/corrected application form and any missing document(s) from as per the document requirement list in submitted filetheir application file, can may lead to the negative decision on theirof visa/legalization application from the Embassy of Italy, Bangladesh.
18 October 2016
Notice for Family Reunion Applicants
With effect from 19 October 2016 a copy of the respective Kazi’s Identity Card is a mandatory document for family reunion visa applicants, legalization-registration applicants; whenever they are submitting their marriage certificate and Nikaahnama.
27 September 2016
Notice for document attestation
This is to inform all legalization applicants that going forward validation on the photocopy of passport, soggiorno and Carta D Identita sighting of the original documents will take place at Italy Visa and Legalization Application Center.
Applicants are kindly requested to refrain from showing up directly at Embassy of Italy for this service.
Timing: 14:00 to 15:00 on all working days.
Legalization Verification Fee
With effect from 14 August 2016 Italy Visa and Legalization Application Center has started receiving additional fee for verification from legalization applicants who are deemed applicable by Embassy of Italy, Bangladesh as it has started earlier for visa applicants
07 March 2016
Notice on depositing increased amount of legalization fee
This is to inform all legalization applicants who have submitted their documents from 17 January 2016 to 15 February 2016, to deposit extra fee at VFS Global to adjust with the embassy’s increased fee. Fee submission timings are between 09:00 to 12:00 on all working days.
Other than the mentioned date range, some other applicants may also be required to deposit increased amount if the embassy deems applicable. In such cases, VFS Global will notify them through website passport tracking system or by a phone call.
Note: Please obtain deposition slip from bank counter for any transaction at VFS Global.
22 December 2015
Notice for Online Birth Registration
This is to notify all prospective applicants and the ones who have already applied, to register their birth record online at Bangladesh govt. site whenever birth certificate is submitted as a requirement of the Embassy of Italy, Dhaka. Otherwise the submitted birth certificate will be treated as invalid.
Data on the hard copy birth certificate and online registration should be exactly the same. For new applicants, confirmation record of online birth registration has to be submitted along with hard copy birth certificate.
14 December 2015
Notice for valid Identity Card
No unauthorized entry will be attended at Italy Visa and Legalization Application Center. Applicants/representatives are being requested to enter by showing their valid government issued ID card (e.g. Passport, National ID Card, Driving License, Voter Card etc.)
13 December 2015
Notice on Information Service
With effect from 20 December 2015 applicants and representatives seeking information for Italy Visa and Legalization Application Center need to contact the call center for any information.
Call Centre No: 09606777666
The Application centre will no longer cater to walk-in applicants/representatives for any information.
We thank you for your cooperation.
22 October 2015
Changes in Schengen visa application process
As part of the worldwide introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), the Schengen States will launch the VIS in Bangladesh (and in the neighboring countries) on 2 November 2015. Since October 2011, the VIS has been functioning in seventeen (out of 23) world regions. All Schengen consulates worldwide will be connected to VIS by the end of November 2015.
The purpose of this global VIS introduction process is to better protect applicants against identity theft and to prevent document fraud and so-called "visa shopping". Fingerprints are widely used within the EU as a more secure means of identification. The use of biometric data for identification purposes of a visa holder is a faster and more accurate way to identify a visa holder by border police.
As from 2 November 2015, Bangladeshi citizens requesting a Schengen visa will have to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography). This concerns the applications for the short-term Schengen visas (max. 90 days in 180 days). For subsequent applications within next 5 years the biometric data will be copied from the previous visa application included in the VIS.
Apart from that, there will be no change in current procedures such as visa fee or forms. However, the applicants should be aware that due to provisions of biometric data, which might cause at the beginning some disruptions, the first visit to their respective Schengen State Consulate after 2 November 2015 might take a little bit longer.