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Schengen Visa => Schengen Visa Q&A => Topic started by: zimmer550 on August 19, 2017, 07:05:59 am

Title: Has anyone tried to appeal an Italy study visa before?
Post by: zimmer550 on August 19, 2017, 07:05:59 am
So I have been told by several people that my Italy study visa will be rejected due to my low GPA (2.49) and because I did freelancing to cover my 8 month study gap (not related to what I did in my bachelors which is electrical engineering). I am applying from Pakistan and frankly I have lost all hope at this point. I was selected for MS in Bologna and I have an IELTS of 8 and I even had unibo action 2 (11,000 eur in scholarship). Yet, I am not so optimistic because of my GPA. So, now I want to know the appeal process.

If anyone has ever tried to appeal a denied Italy study visa before can they walk me through the process. I know that I am supposed to hire an Italian lawyer. Which Italian lawyer do I hire and what is the fee for the appeal normally and do appeals normally work? I need some answers regarding this because right now I feel hopeless and I am not so optimistic about getting a study visa.

Title: Re: Has anyone tried to appeal an Italy study visa before?
Post by: yaris on November 22, 2017, 11:09:57 am
Have you already submitted the application, or are you just afraid of such development of your case? The visa application is usually handled by the school. GPA is not the only factor that is considered upon granting visa. You may be able to extend your other qualities, universities also have quotas for specific regions or countries for how many students they wish to accept. An applicant with a lower GPA from a highly supported country may be admitted, while another applicant from a less supported country may be denied with higher GPA.

Here is another thread with visa appeal process in Italy:

Appeal - visa denial by Italian embassy (

Title: Re: Has anyone tried to appeal an Italy study visa before?
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Title: Which email should I forward my Italy visa refusal appeal to?
Post by: GODDYSCO167 on June 07, 2019, 01:02:25 am
I am Business man and was invited for a business function in Italy, after submitting all the necessary they needed as the supporting documents along with the visa application, I still got a denial at the Italy Embassy in lagos, Nigeria.
Now I need to appeal the visa refusal decision but

(1) What email address should I forward the appeal to?
(2) How will I know if the appeal is being attended to??
(3) How long does it take to get a reply from the T.A.R that treat Italy appeal cases?

I will appreciate all reply and response regarding my questions