This site uses technical, analytics and third-party cookies.
By continuing to browse, you accept the use of cookies.

Visa refusal

There is no foreign nationals’ right to obtain a visa, but at most a simple “legitimate interest”. In the event of a refusal, the decision shall be reasoned and motivated and shall be communicated to the person concerned in a language that he/she understands or, failing that, in English, French, Spanish or Arabic.

An appeal against the refusal of a visa may be lodged with the Regional Administrative Court (T.A.R.) of Lazio within 60 days of notification of the decision.

Only in the case of refusals of visas for family reunification or accompanying family members, any appeals may be lodged with the competent ordinary court without any time limit.

Any appeals shall be notified directly to the Avvocatura dello Stato (the State Legal Service).