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Announcement DPCM, from September 7, 2020 – Entry of people, including non-cohabitants, who have confirmed and stable affective relationships in Italy

ATTENTION: Kindly ask to send ONLY AND EXCLUSIVELY required attachments and of the smallest possible size to facilitate a faster processing of requests. Please do not provide any video, photos or other unsolicited material.

According to the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy from September 7, 2020, entry into the national territory is allowed to reach the domicile / home / residence of a person specified in paragraphs f and h of Art. 4 p. 1 of the Decree of the Prime Minister of Italy of August 7, 2020 

http://www.governo.it/sites/new.governo.it/file /DPCM_20200807.pdf

including those with whom there is no cohabitation, but there is are permanent and confirmed personal affective relationships. The affective relationship concerns only couples, not family members. Concerned persons can make an appointment at VMS Visa Application Center in Moscow to apply for a tourist visa (for the purpose of visiting family and friends).

In addition to the documents required for applying for a tourist visa (for the purpose of visiting family members and friends), you must provide also a declaration of responsibility from an inviting person for confirming the fact of permanent and stable personal affective relationships accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document.

Once the visa has been obtained, an accompanying note with its translation into Russian can also be downloaded. It contains an extract of the aforementioned DPCM, which lists the categories of visa applicants exempted from travel restrictions. In particular, in paragraph “i-bis” it’s indicated that the entry into the national territory is allowed to reach the domicile / home / residence of a person specified in paragraphs f and h, including those with whom there is no cohabitation, but there is are permanent and confirmed personal affective relationships. This note and other documentation which proves the purpose of the trip is provided while boarding to facilitate, as far as possible, this process and relevant procedures, in compliance with the national legislation of the Russian Federation.

Persons who already have a valid Schengen visa and fall into one of the categories mentioned in the Decree of August 7, 2020 can download the note with its translation into Russian too and also they will have to provide a declaration of responsibility from an inviting person for confirming the fact of permanent and stable personal affective relationships accompanied by a copy of a valid identity document.

Holders of a valid Schengen visa are not automatically entitled to enter the Schengen area and must comply with the travel restrictions in force. The decision to enter the national territory of Italy rests with the border authorities, which may request to provide a documentation proving the purpose of trip and affiliation with one of the categories excluded from the travel restrictions. Border authorities reserve the right to deny an entry of foreign citizens in the national territory of Italy.

Kindly note that the quarantine obligation (14 days) is required for tourist visa holders. 
As required by Article 76 of the Consolidated Law on administrative documentation, anyone who makes false statements is required to take responsibility for the crime of forgery pursuant to the Criminal Code and special laws on the subject.

These directives come into effect on September 8, 2020 and are valid until October 7, 2020.

According to the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy from September 7, 2020, anyone traveling to Italian territory for urgent reasons, including sporting events and trade fairs, subject to the authorization of the Ministry of Health, is obliged to present to the carrier upon boarding, and to anyone who is deputy to carry out the checks, the attestation of having undergone, in the 72 hours prior to entry into the national territory of Italy, to a molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab and with a negative result.

ATTENTION: Obligation of molecular or antigenic test, by means of a swab, with negative result.
To the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy from September 8, 2020, anyone traveling to Italian territory for non-postponable reasons, including sporting events and trade fairs, subject to the authorization of the Ministry of Health, is obliged to present to the carrier upon boarding, and to anyone who is deputy to carry out the checks, the attestation of having undergone, in the 72 hours prior to entry into the national territory, to a molecular or antigenic test, carried out by means of a swab and with a negative result.

Dear applicants!
We kindly inform you that from 30.07.2020 Italian Visa Application Center in Moscow (only the office M. Tolmachevsky a. b.6\1) starts the submission of documents for the following types of visa:

Visa for work (visto per lavoro) Visa for work (visto per lavoro) (Visas for subordinate work in the presence of clearance (NULLA OSTA) from one of the following entities: SUI, ANPAL, CONI). Visas for subordinate employment for Maritime workers.
Driver’s visa (visto per trasporto)
Mission visa (visto per missione)
Transit visa (visto per transito)
Family reunion visa (EU nationals’ close relatives as defined Directive 2004/38/EC) plus close relatives of third-country nationals with a residence permit in presence of a “NULLA OSTA al ricongiungimento” by the S.U.I. (Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione) and person specified in paragraphs f and i of Art. 4 p. 1 of the Decree of the Prime Minister of Italy of August 7, 2020.
Student visa (Visas for university studies, doctorates, masters and exchange programs between universities)
Medical treatment visa (visto per cure mediche)
Re-entry visa (visto per reingresso)
Business visa (visto per affari)

Please note that due to the unstable epidemiological situation in the world, the minimum period for consideration of the submitted visa application by the Consulate General is 10 working days.

All people travelling to Italy from a foreign country for any reason are requested to read carefully the contents of the link: 
https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/ministero/normativaonline/decreto-iorestoacasa-domande-frequenti/focus-cittadini-italiani-in-rientro-dall-estero-e-cittadini-stranieri-in-italia.html and in particular the rules on fiduciary isolation (quarantine) to be spent at the address that each one is free to indicate on the self-certification model downloadable from the aforementioned site.

You can familiarize yourself with the general rules of movement in EU countries during a pandemic here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/  

Documents submission carries out STRICTLY by appointment, which you can book here
In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, we kindly ask you to arrive at the appointed time.When visiting the Visa Application Center, you must wear a mask and gloves and maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 meters. 
The number of persons at visa application center is limited, and therefore we kindly ask you to be receptive to the potential waiting. In order to reduce the total service time and minimize contacts, it is recommended to pay the consular fee and draw up an insurance policy in advance. 

Dear applicants! 

We inform you that as of  31.08.2020, our office in Moscow, Malyi Tolmachevskiy lane 6, bld.1 open for passport collection, call center and e-mail requests processing (Monday till Friday) from 09 am to 5pm.

We inform you that from July 27, 2020, the Visa Application Center offices open for passport collection  in the following cities: Belgorod, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Kazan, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Samara, Ufa, Chelyabinsk.

Tomsk, Irkutsk open for passport collection as of July 28, 2020.
Ekaterinburg open for passport collection as of August 4, 2020.

The passport collection working hours: Monday -Friday, from 9am to 1pm.

Krasnoyarsk open for passport collection as of August 11, 2020.
(The passport collection working hours: Monday -Friday, from 10am to 2pm).

Mineralnye Vody open for passport collection as of September 1, 2020.
The passport collection working hours: Monday -Friday, from 9am to 1pm.

Kindly note that all the above-mentioned offices open for passport collection only. Call center and e- mail requests processing are still temporary out of service. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone +7 (495) 990 75 00 or by email info@italyvms.ru.

Our offices in Ulyanovsk and Stavropol are temporary closed as of August 3, 2020.
Our office in Kalinigrad is temporary closed as of 12.08.2020
Our office in Omsk is temporary closed from 24.08.2020
Our offices in Voronezh and Lipetsk are temporary closed as of  27.08.2020
Our office in Rostov-on-Don is temporary closed from 23.09.2020

To check status of your application click here.
Please provide the following documents to collect your passport.
Please wear a mask and gloves when visiting the Visa Application Center.

Please follow the updated information on our website.

Attention! 
As of June 29, the Italian Visa Application Center in Moscow (office Kievskaya st.,2) is open for collection of the passports, which were going to be collected at this office.
The passport collection working hours: Monday -Friday, from 9am to 1pm.

To check status of your application click here.
Please provide the following documents to collect your passport.
Please wear a mask and gloves when visiting the Visa Application Center.

As of June 18, the Italian Visa Application Center in Moscow (office Malyi Tolmachevskiy lane, 6/1) is open for collection of the passports.

Attention!
Kindly note that according to the Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation No 206 of March 25, 2020 ‘On Declaring Non-Work
Days in the Russian Federation’, all visa application centers VMS (LLC “Visa management service”) will be CLOSED for the period of 30 March 2020 until further notice, documents submission and passport collection, call center and e- mail requests processing WON’T BE CARRIED OUT.

Dear applicants!
Kindly note that documents submission and collection within additional services Prime time, VIP Premium Lounge and Mobile Biometric are currently being suspended. We apologize for any inconveniences.