Posted on December 20, 2019

Italian Ambassador to Qatar HE Pasquale Salzano inaugurated the Visa Application Centre in Doha for all citizens and residents in Qatar wishing to travel to Italy as its main destination.

He said visitors from Qatar to Italy are up by 50 percent. The ambassador said that until November, approximately 6,000 tourist visas were issued by the Italian embassy. He said there are several daily flights linking Doha with various destinations in Italy including Rome, Milan and Venice. “After opening last April the new premises of the Embassy of Italy, we are proud to present the new Italy Visa Application Centre, which offers enhanced services in a spacious and welcoming facility located in the heart of the central area of West Bay and close to the venue of the Embassy,” said Salzano.

“The centre has been carefully designed and fit-out to offer an authentic “Italian experience” to all applicants by offering a high level of customer care and premium service packages in order to meet different needs. The centre also offers a kids area for families,” the envoy added. “The new Italy Visa Application Centre is conceived to showcase the best Italian style in terms of design, comfort and quality of furniture. Special attention is also dedicated to the promotion of Italian touristic destinations in order to provide applicants with travel information,” said the ambassador.

The outgoing ambassador of Italy expressed his appreciation to the leadership and the people of Qatar. He said that both countries enjoy excellent relations in all respects. He said, he has been treated as a part of the family and he will never forget it. The centre is open from Sunday to Thursday, from 8am to 8pm, to facilitate applicants who are busy in the working hours. During the month of Ramadan the opening hours will be further extended in the evenings. The new centre is operated by VFS Global and is conveniently located at the Gate Mall, 6th Floor, Tower 3, which is also accessible by the new Doha Metro DECC station.

Appointments can be booked online on the VFS website. Helpline number: +974 44231222, E-mails to:

source: Qatar Tribune