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How to Get Study Visa of Italy for Pakistani students Updated Guide

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Visa Application Fee 

D- Type Visa: 28€

C- Type Visa: 45€

Processing Time 

15-30 days 


4-6 weeks (8 days after entering in Italy, apply for a residence permit)


If you have decided to study abroad in Italy then knowing visa perquisites is necessary. Study Visa depends upon the duration of your study program in Italy. The EU students do not require study visa to enter Italy for study purpose. Non-EU/ Pakistani students who want to study in Italy need to apply for a study visa. The Italian study visa application should be submitted to the nearest Italian consulate or embassy in the home country, along with the required fee. 

Types Of Italy Study Visa

  • C Type Visa: C type Visa is applied to study programs not exceeding time duration more than 90 days.

  • D Type Visa: D type Visa is applied to study programs exceeding time duration more than 90 days.

Italy Study Visa Fee In Pakistan

The price of an Italy study visa in Pakistan varies and can change at any time. Italian study visa fee from Pakistan for year 2024 is announced by Islamabad embassy. As there are two types of Italian study visas, so visa fee for D-Type is 8,650 PKR and for C-Type is 13,830 PKR.

Italian Student Visa Application Process

The consulate of Italy is situated in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. All consulates accept visa applications. After getting acceptance letter the process for completing required documents for student visa will start. The students who have sent admissions requests to Italian universities are advised to arrange their documents right after sending documents. Steps to be followed are as follows:

  • Book an appointment

  • Visit the official site and get a visa application form

  • Choose your visa type

  • Complete the required documents according to your student’s visa type

  • Italian embassy does not accept any visa application with incomplete documents

  • After completing your documents visit visa application center of Italian embassy

  • You must bring application form with all required documents

  • You can take guidance from professional study abroad consultants for arrangement of documents to avoid delay and cancellation of visa (visit our study abroad consultants section for details)

Note: It is imperative to arrange your documents at least 30 days before you plan to travel to Italy. Otherwise the visa will not be granted and you will be experiencing delays.

Documents Required For Italy Study Visa   

  • A duly filled, signed and dated application form

  • Two recent passport size colored photographs (must be unedited and white background), both the photographs must have applicant’s full name. Attach/glued one of the photograph to the visa application and other clipped on the backside.

  • Passport: Must be valid for 18 months from visa application date (only machine reading passports are acceptable)

  • Acceptance letter: Italian school, college or university’s acceptance letter must be attached with the visa application fee

  • Educational transcripts

  • Receipts of tuition fee (if required)

  • Valid IELTS test scores along with a photocopy

  • Family registration certificate issued by NADRA along its one copy

  • Proof of boarding in Italy

  • Flight booking for route of 90 or more than 90 days as according to visa type

  • Medical insurance for travel: minimum € 30,000 for one year D-Type and 15 days C-Type visa (also attach one photocopy)

Applicants Economic Status Documents Required For Italian Study Visa

  • Affidavit by the sponsor for the financial support proof

  • Recent bank statement of 900 euros

  • Health care insurance of 150 euros

  • Proof of relationship with the sponsor

  • Tax returns details (for last 2 years)

  • Proof of sponsor’s income resource 

Waiting Time To Get Italian Study Visa

The entire application procedure can take anywhere between 1 and 28 days after your interview.


How To Get Italia Resident Permit 


FAQs For Italy Study Visa From Pakistan 

What are the requirements for an Italian study visa for Pakistanis?

  • A valid passport
  • Proof of enrolment in an Italian educational institution
  • Proof of financial support during stay in Italy
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • A recent passport-sized photo

How long does it take to process an Italian study visa application from Pakistan?

Processing time can vary, but typically it takes around 15-30 working days.

Can I work while studying in Italy with a study visa?

Yes, you may work part-time while studying in Italy with a study visa, but only up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

How can I renew my Italian study visa from Pakistan?

You will need to apply for a renewal of your study visa before its expiration date and provide updated documentation, such as proof of enrolment in your educational institution and financial support.

What happens if my Italian study visa application is rejected?

If your application is rejected, you will receive a written explanation of the reasons for the rejection. You can appeal the decision or re-apply with additional documentation to address the reasons for the rejection.

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