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Schengen Or National Visa For Study

1. Proof of residence within the Ottawa consular jurisdiction area: domestic utility bill or driving license (original and a photocopy).

2. Proof of legal residence in Canada: Canadian permanent residence card or visa valid for at least three months after the date of re-entry (original and a photocopy).

For travellers not returning to Canada after leaving the Schengen area: relevant visa or travel document authorising entry into the Country of destination, and a photocopy.

3. Schengen visa application form* or National visa application form carefully and correctly completed and signed.

Please ensure that you leave no blank spaces. If a question does not apply to you, enter N/A (not applicable).

If the applicant is a minor please refer to “VISA FOR MINORS” for specific supplementary documents.

4. One recent passport-size colour photo (must have been taken less than six months before the application), size 35mm x 40mm, full-face and light coloured background. Face must be correctly centred and must be seen from a front view, with both sides visible. Styled poses (looking over one shoulder, head bowed etc.) are not allowed. The head must be free of all headgear, no hats, scarves, headbands or other decorative objects.

5. Your passport, which must be valid for at least 3 months after the visa expiry date, as well as photocopies of the first 2 pages and of visas previously issued, if any. Furthermore, there must be at least two blank pages in the passport.

6. A copy of your flight reservation and full itinerary.

Buying your ticket in advance does not ensure that a visa will be issued.

7. Hotel booking stating number of reservation, name of the applicant, address and telephone number of the hotel, or Declaration of private accommodation* signed by the person inviting, plus a copy of his/her ID.

8. Proof of enrolment or pre-enrolment in course of study, indicating duration of course (i.e. letter of acceptance from the school or university in Italy indicating the address of the school in Italy, student accommodation (if applicable) dates of the program and payment of the fees (if applicable)).

9. Documentation of educational history in applicant’s country of origin.

10. Proof of economic means of support (as per Ministry of Interior Directive 1.3.2000 DIRETTIVA 1° marzo 2000 ( last three months bank statements clearly indicating name of the holder and salary slips if applicable.

If the applicant needs financial support from his/her parents, he/she must provide a Declaration of financial responsibility* for study, to be signed in front of the consular officer, together with a copy of a picture ID and the last three months’ bank statements of the his/her parents.

11. A travel medical insurance policy valid throughout the Schengen area.

Please underline or highlight: your name, the medical emergency expenses coverage (minimum € 30,000) including hospital care and repatriation for medical reasons or in case of death.

12. VISA FEES (non-refundable) to be paid in cash the day of the appointment.

Please consult our list of Visa Consular Fees at: Consular services fees (

Schengen Visa (less than 90 days) for Study is free of charge.

13. Please register at Prenot@mi in order to book an appointment.