Italy visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Sierra Leoneans visiting Italy

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Italian Visa.


  • A duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • A Sierra Leone passport valid for at least 6 months after the intended arrival date.
  • Two (2) blank pages of the passport are needed for visa stamps.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) taken on a white background.
  • A valid travel medical insurance of 30,000 euros to cover the entire duration of stay.
  • A copy of your flight itinerary for the duration of the visit.
  • A letter of invitation from a host in Italy(if invited by a party in Italy).
  • A 3-month bank statement of the visa applicant.
  • A financial support indication from a sponsor (in the form of a notary statement or letter if the applicant's travel is sponsored).
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • A copy of the applicant's return flight ticket.
  • Documents showing the applicant’s ties to Sierra Leone. 
  • Documents confirming the purpose of travel.

Italy Visa for Sierra Leoneans

Facts about Italy


Italy is well known for its delicious delicacies, a plethora of wine, its trendy fashion industry, alpine lakes, mountain ranges, luxury cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects. The country just seems to have it all.
 
The country has about 52.4 million tourists a year which makes Italy the fifth most visited country in the world. This number is projected to increase year-on-year.
 
Italy is the fashion capital of the world. The country has the largest number of UNESCO world heritage sites in the world. There are high art and monument in every nook and cranny of the country. This is such a sight to behold.

Types of Italy Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 15 days 90 days
Student visa 15 days 1-4 years
Work visa 15 days 1-5 years

General Requirements for Italy Visa


  • A duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • A Sierra Leone passport valid for at least 6 months after the intended arrival date.
  • Two (2) blank pages of the passport are needed for visa stamps.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) taken on a white background.
  • A valid travel medical insurance of 30,000 euros to cover the entire duration of stay.
  • A copy of your flight itinerary for the duration of the visit.
  • A letter of invitation from a host in Italy(if invited by a party in Italy).
  • A 3-month bank statement of the visa applicant.
  • A financial support indication from a sponsor (in the form of a notary statement or letter if the applicant's travel is sponsored).
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • A copy of the applicant's return flight ticket.
  • Documents showing the applicant’s ties to Sierra Leone. 
  • Documents confirming the purpose of travel.

Italy Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

60.00 (EUR)

Student visa

99.00 (EUR)

Work visa

99.00 (EUR)

Italy Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Sierra Leone


Location

Address

Freetown

Italian Honorary Consulate. 32A Wilkinson Rd. Freetown, Sierra Leone.

(+232) 22 231440

Frequently Asked Questions


When is the best time to visit Italy?

The best time to visit Italy is in the spring (April to June) or fall (September and October) when the weather is nice as there is moderate temperature, fewer tourists, and lower prices.



Which city is the best to visit in Italy?

The best city to visit in Italy is Rome as it has a lot of sights and monuments. A lot of exciting events are also held in the city as travelers can visit parks and other tourist sites to enjoy their stay.


What is the official language in Italy?

Italian is Italy’s official language although every region has a distinct native Roman language. You might find Italians who understand English, Spanish or French in big cities but when traveling to remote areas, it will be helpful if you have a phrasebook if you cannot speak Italian.


Is English spoken in Italy?

About 29 percent of the population in Italy speak English.


As of now 2020 can a Sierra Leone passport holder apply for Italy work visa?

How can I bring my wife in Italy when I don't have there citizenship card?

I need a visa for my wife to come and visit me in Italy?