News and Notices

  • 10 April 2019

    Notice about DOV application session 2019-2020

    This is to notify to all prospective Bangladeshi students that DOV application receiving for session 2019-2020 has been started and to be continued till 24 July 2019.

  • 06 April 2019

  • 29 December 2017

    Notice on updated embassy fee

    This is to notify to all applicants that the embassy fees for visa and legalization have been increased. You are requested to check the fee list/respective categories fee before applying

  • 02 November 2017

    Notice for representatives

    Legalization applicants who intend to send representative to the center on their behalf are requested to provide them with authorization letter along with the legalization/registration/DOV files to be submitted. The authorization letter should contain the purpose of submission and the authorized person’s name, photo identity and signature. It is also advisable to attach a self-attested copy of the applicant’s photo ID.

  • 04 October 2017

    Notice on passport and legalization document collection

    Please note, the Italy Visa and Legalization Application Centre will not keep any unclaimed passport(s)/document(s)/ (s) exceeding the periods specified below.

    Unclaimed passport after processing by Embassy: 3 months.

    Unclaimed legalized documents: 3 months.

    Legalization file returned for document adjustment: 6 months.

    Legalization file returned refused: 6 months.

    The unclaimed passport(s)/document(s)/file(s) will be handed over to the Embassy of Italy, Bangladesh for disposal once the period has lapsed. The fee paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

    To track an application:

    Call: +88 09606777666 | +88 09666911384 (Sunday to Thursday: 09:00 -17:00)


    Visit: and click on ‘Track Your Application’

    Applicants will be intimated via phone once the documents are ready for collection. Please ensure your phone is reachable for any updates.

  • 27 March 2017

    Notice on incomplete Form and File

    This is to notify applicants that incomplete/corrected forms and missing document(s) from the checklist may lead to a negative decision by the Embassy of Italy, Bangladesh on the visa/legalization application.

  • 27 September 2016

    This is to inform to all legalization applicants that, going forward, validation of the photocopies of your passport, soggiorno, and Carta D Identita, sighting the original documents, will take place at the Italy Visa and Legalization Application Center.

    Applicants are requested to refrain from showing up directly at the Embassy of Italy for this service.

    Timing: 14:00 to 15:00 on any working day on business days.

    Legalization Verification Fee

    With effect from 14 August 2016 Italy Visa and Legalization Application Center has started receiving additional fee for verification from legalization applicants who are deemed applicable by Embassy of Italy, Bangladesh as it has started earlier for visa applicants

  • 07 March 2016

    Notice on depositing increased amount of legalization fee

    This is to inform  all legalization applicants who have submitted their documents from 17 January 2016 to 15 February 2016, to deposit extra fee at VFS Global to adjust with the embassy’s increased fee. Fee submission timings are between 09:00 to 12:00 on all working days.

    Other than the mentioned date range, some other applicants may also be required to deposit increased amount if the embassy deems applicable. In such cases, VFS Global will notify them through website passport tracking system or by a phone call.

    Note: Please obtain deposition slip from bank counter for any transaction at VFS Global.

  • 22 December 2015

    Notice on online birth registration

    This is to notify registered and prospective birth registration applicants to register their record online on the Bangladesh govt. website. The confirmation record must then be submitted at the centre along with a hard copy of the birth certificate.

    In accordance with the requirement of the Embassy of Italy, Dhaka, data on the hard copy of the birth certificate and the online registration should match completely. If not, the submitted birth certificate will be considered invalid.

  • 14 December 2015

    Notice for valid Identity Card

    Applicants/representatives are requested to show their valid government issued ID cards (e.g. passport, NID, Driving License, Voter ID card etc.)

     at the entrance of the Italy Visa and Legalization Application Centre. Applicants will not be permitted inside without one.  

  • 13 December 2015

    Notice on Information Service

    With effect from 20 December 2015, applicants and representatives seeking information on our Italy Visa and Legalization services are requested to contact our Information Desk on: +88 09606777666, +88 09666 911384 (for mobile users)



    Information services will no longer be available at the Application Centre.

    We thank you for your co-operation.

  • 22 October 2015

    Changes in Schengen visa application process

    As part of the worldwide introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), the Schengen States will launch the VIS in Bangladesh (and in the neighboring countries) on 2 November 2015. Since October 2011, the VIS has been functioning in seventeen (out of 23) world regions. All Schengen consulates worldwide will be connected to VIS by the end of November 2015.

    The purpose of this global VIS introduction process is to better protect applicants against identity theft and to prevent document fraud and so-called "visa shopping". Fingerprints are widely used within the EU as a more secure means of identification. The use of biometric data for identification purposes of a visa holder is a faster and more accurate way to identify a visa holder by border police.

    As from 2 November 2015, Bangladeshi citizens requesting a Schengen visa will have to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography). This concerns the applications for the short-term Schengen visas (max. 90 days in 180 days). For subsequent applications within next 5 years the biometric data will be copied from the previous visa application included in the VIS.

    Apart from that, there will be no change in current procedures such as visa fee or forms. However, the applicants should be aware that due to provisions of biometric data, which might cause at the beginning some disruptions, the first visit to their respective Schengen State Consulate after 2 November 2015 might take a little bit longer.

    • Exemptions from the obligation of fingerprinting are provided for the following categories of applicants only:
    • Children under 12,
    • Persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible;
    • Heads of State and members of the national Governments (with their official delegations and spouses) if they travel for official purposes.


    European Commission

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