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From 1st September 2023 BLS International new Italy Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi

The Embassy’s Visa Office, which is exclusively responsible for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, will operate from 1st September 2023 through BLS International, which manages the ITALY VISA APPLICATION CENTRE IN ABU DHABI at Nation Towers Abu Dhabi.

To obtain a Schengen, Business or Tourist visa, applicants, only if resident in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, may apply to BLS International.

Residents of the Emirate of Dubai and Northern Emirates are instead advised to contact the Dubai Consulate General  which operates through the VFS Global Dubai.

It will be necessary to request an appointment for Tourist visas through the BLS International portal (operating from 31 July 2023). For Business visas, on the other hand, you can go directly to the centre at any time without an appointment.

The centre has the following opening hours

– delivery of applications: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m;

– passport collection: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that the additional paid services offered by BLS on their website and in their center, including the ”premium lounge”, are at the request of the users and that their purchase is in no way mandatory for the purpose of submitting the visa application.

Family members of EU citizens may have direct access to the Embassy’s Visa Office by requesting an appointment by email at .

For all other types of visas, please contact the Embassy Visa Office directly to .