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Exemptions for visa fee

The following categories of applicants are exempt from the visa fee (only applying for “C” category visa):

– close relatives of citizens of the European Union defined in article 2, act №30/2007 of EU directives №2004/38/EU: spouses, partner to whom the citizen of EU got married in accordance with legislation of host state, ascendants at expense and these ones of spouses and partners, descendants under 21 years or descendants at expense and these ones of spouses and partners;

– close relatives defined in Visa Facilitation Agreement between European Union and Russian Federation: spouses, children (including adopted children), parents (including custodians), grandparents and grandchildren of citizens of the Russian Federation legally residing in Italy (having residence permit).

In both cases it is necessary to provide documents confirming the relationship (birth, marriage certificates etc. as applicable) with european citizen or foreign citizen residing in Italy and a copy of the european passport or a copy of the residence permit in Italy, respectively.

For the citizens of: Russian Federation, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine (Except Biometric passports) and Republic of Belarus visa fee is not required for the following categories (only applying for “C” category visa):

– close relatives of citizens of the European Union;

– children under the age of 6 at the time of the document submission;

– disabled person (all disability categories with original and copy of certificate of disability) and 1 accompanying person (accompanying person must be of legal age);

– participants of the youth international sports events and accompanying persons;

– for participants in official exchange programmes organised by twin cities.

For all other country nationals visa fee is not required for the following categories (only applying for “C” category visa):

– close relatives of citizens of the European Union;

– children under the age of 6 at the time of the document submission.