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The Italian Embassy in Manama cooperates for short-stay Visas("Uniform Schengen Visa" - Type C) with the external service provider VFS GLOBAL, in charge of the Italy Visa Application Centre. Applicants wishing to obtain a Schengen visa for travel to Italy and Malta as main destination can therefore submit their applications to the said Visa Application Center (Sunday to Thursday from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm).
For more information and to book an appointment please visit or call (+973) 16199646 or send an e-mail to   

Application will then be forwarded to the Embassy of Italy in Manama for visa processing. Any assessment and decision on visas is taken by the Embassy only. The visa does not guarantee entry into the Schengen area. The requirements for entering are checked again at your point of entry by immigration officials.

You may also wish to submit your Schengen visa application directly to the Embassy. For more information and to book an appointment please send an e-mail to .

The Visa Section of the Embassy of Italy will continue to handle directly national visa and long term visa (such as study, family reunion), official delegations and diplomatic visas. To book an appointment please send us an e-mail to

For any additional information on the rules and procedures governing the visa application procedures and requirements, please visit the website  


The Visa Information System started operating on 2 October 2012

Visa information System (VIS)


Information on personal data processing

Web Portal for on-line Visa Applications