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It is not easy for tourists from the regions to sign up to submit documents to visa centers in Italy

On February 16, a TourDom.ru correspondent checked for which upcoming dates registration is open for submitting documents for Schengen visas at visa centers (VC) in Italy.

The easiest place to find free slots was in Moscow. You can register online at the VMS CC on Maly Tolmachevsky Lane for dates starting from February 22, and you can also choose a convenient time. However, submitting documents at the capital’s visa center is only available to applicants with permanent registration in Moscow or the Moscow region.

According to the rules in force since July 6 last year, citizens registered in St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Pskov, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Veliky Novgorod, the corresponding regions and the Republic of Karelia must submit documents to the Italian VC in St. Petersburg (VMS). Those with permanent registration in other regions should contact Almaviva visa centers. They are in Moscow, St. Petersburg and seven other cities. The only problem is with free slots.

In the first half of the day on February 16, there were no available time windows for the visit for any dates in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan.


It turned out to be possible to sign up to submit documents only in two cities. At the Almaviva Exhibition Center in Samara – for the dates from March 15 to March 29, excluding weekends.


At the Almaviva visa center in Nizhny Novgorod – for the days from March 19 to 29. Registration is not yet open for April and the following months.

Service fee at Almaviva – 3850 rubles. – paid upon registration at the visa center. If canceled less than 48 hours before your scheduled visit, no refund will be given. Perhaps, in this way, the VC is trying to cut off applicants who sign up to submit documents without yet being sure that they will go on a trip to the Schengen countries. However, it is not yet possible to solve the problem with the shortage of free slots in this way.

We previously wrote about complaints from visitors to the Spain visa center in Moscow about the strictness of security guards who prohibit the use of mobile phones.

Source: Tourdom



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