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The Schengen Visa is a visa issued by this Embassy which allows the visa holder to travel in all of the 27 European Countries that signed the Schengen Agreement, namely: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. If you intend to visit one or more Schengen Countries in the course of a single trip, you must apply for a visa at the Consulate of the Country that is your main destination (i.e. where you will stay longer). If, in the course of your trip, you will spend an equal amount of time in different Countries, the visa MUST be requested at the Consulate of the Schengen Country port of entry.

Please note that the border authorities may refuse entry to a foreign national who does not meet all requirements.


The National Visa is a long-term visa (over 90 days) issued by at the Italian Consulate for various purposes (work, study, family reunion, diplomatic or military mission, etc). This type of visa allows a foreign national, who is awaiting a residency permit in Italy, to move freely within any other Schengen Country for up to a maximum of 90 days within six (6) months from the initial date of validity of the visa. A foreign national who has been granted an Italian National Visa must report to the Questura (Central Police Station) within eight (8) working days from the date of entry to apply for a permesso di soggiorno (residence permit). Please note that failing to report to the Questura, might compromise your ability to legally reside in Italy.


Do you need a visa?

Legal status in Malaysia: Passports and Malaysian visa must have a validity of at least three (3) months beyond the last day of your trip in the Schengen Area. In order to apply, you must be resident in this Consular district. Please note that applicants not residing in Malaysia and do not hold a Malaysian visa are not eligible to apply.


Appointments are processed exclusively at the prenot@mi portal


Applicants must always appear in person.

Please, make sure to have all paperwork complete and in order before coming to the visa office to apply for the type of visa you wish to request. All documents must be printed out and presented in original plus a photocopy where required. This office does not make photocopies on your behalf.

This consular administration has full authority to evaluate and request additional documentation, if deemed necessary, in addition to what has been submitted. Furthermore, the applicant, is hereby informed that submitting all the required documentation, does not guarantee the issuance of any particular visa.

Before applying for your visa, make sure those documents have a validity of at least three (3) months beyond the last day of your trip in the Schengen Area and at least two empty ‘VISA’ pages. The passport will be kept and returned with the visa, if approved. Therefore, passport’s withdrawal is not allowed.

: Generally, 15 working days depending on the type of visa and citizenship of the applicant.

Please be aware that it is not possible to rush processing time because the system is automated.

You can apply for a visa no more than six (6) months before the start of the intended visit, and no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit; the seafarers, in the performance of their duties, no more than nine (9) months in advance to the intended travel date are issued at the discretion of the Consulate upon fulfilments of all requirements provided by the Law.

: Visa fees are payable only in cash and in Malaysian Ringgit (RM) at the Visa Office of this Embassy.

Visa Information System