Business Visa (VSU)

The Business Visa is a document that allows foreign citizens to enter Italy to meet with clients, visit companies, and conclude economic and commercial business affairs.

It is a short-term visa, VSU, for a maximum period of 90 days, and must be requested at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country of residence of the non-EU citizen.

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What documents are required to apply for a Business Visa?

Documentation that proves that the applicant is a commercial or economic operator; Documentation that demonstrates why they need to travel to Italy for business; addresses, names, and specific reasons.

possession of adequate financial means of subsistence, in any case not less than the amount established by the Ministry of the Interior with the directive referred to in Article 4, paragraph 3 of the consolidated text no. 286/1998 and subsequent amendments and additions, a valid alternative is the Bank Guarantee for a business visa, which can be entered into by the Italian partner who invites the foreign citizen for business.

Absolutely a hotel reservation or a declaration of hospitality, provided by a citizen of the EU or a foreigner regularly resident in Italy;

a health insurance policy, for a minimum guaranteed amount of 30,000.00 euros.

1 passport-sized photograph, taken within the last 6 months before the application;

the visa application form, duly completed and signed with the original signature.

To obtain a visa for Italy for business (VSU), there are some requirements that must be met, including:

Purpose of the trip: the main purpose of the trip must be related to business or work, such as attending business meetings, conferences, or commercial events.

Applicant: the applicant must be an entrepreneur, manager, or professional who intends to carry out commercial activities in Italy.

Required documentation: the applicant must present all the required documentation, such as a valid passport, visa application form, an invitation letter from an Italian company, a declaration from their own company stating the purpose of the trip, health insurance, and proof of financial availability.

Duration of stay: the maximum stay allowed is 90 days in a period of 180 days.

Compliance with laws: the applicant must comply with all laws and regulations in force in Italy, including health and safety requirements.

Intention to return: the applicant must demonstrate their intention to return to their country of origin at the end of their stay in Italy.

This can be demonstrated through proof of stable employment in their country of origin, the presence of family members, real estate, or other circumstances that link them to their country of origin.

How long does it take to obtain the visa?

The average processing time is 20 days, but it varies depending on the Italian Embassy where the request is made. It is always better to apply at least 30 days before departure to Italy.

Where can I purchase the Bank Guarantee for the Business Visa and Health Insurance?

Our insurance brokerage company issues the Bank Guarantee for tourist visas and health insurance without age limits, necessary to obtain a visa for Italy within 24 hours of the request and sending of the necessary documents to issue the two guarantees.

Our health insurance policy for business visas has the characteristic of having no age limit and can be easily stipulated by an 80-year-old.

What are the reasons for which a Business Visa may be refused?

There are several reasons why a visa for Italy for business (VSU) may be denied, including:

Insufficient documentation: if the applicant does not provide all the required documentation or if the provided documentation is incomplete or inaccurate, the visa may be denied.

Suspicions about the purpose of the trip: if the competent authority suspects that the purpose of the trip is not related to commercial or work activities, but rather to illegal or criminal activities, the visa may be denied.

Suspicions about financial capability: if the competent authority suspects that the applicant does not have sufficient financial means to cover the expenses of the trip and stay in Italy, the visa may be denied.

Security issues: if the competent authority believes that the applicant represents a threat to the security of Italy, the visa may be denied.

History of violations of immigration laws: if the applicant has had problems in the past with immigration laws, such as a ban on entry or expulsion from Italy or other countries, the visa may be denied.

Issues with previous documentation: if the applicant has provided false or fraudulent documents in the past, the visa may be denied.

Lack of intention to return: if the applicant does not demonstrate their intention to return to their country of origin at the end of their stay in Italy, the visa may be denied.

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