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Hi I have a visa appointment this Friday 19 at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia and i have a question about the flight reservation requirement: According to the Visa requirements "Confirmed flight reservation for a round trip showing complete itinerary.. " Does this mean I have to reserve the tickets, pay and print the itinerary? in this case if my visa gets denied then i will lose the money i paid.Or I can just show the planned itinerary (written not booked)? in this case the travel agency would not give me the Travel Insurance coverage until i book and pay for the reservation. Please write accor

I am a US green card holder and applying from North Carolina.

Can anyone help?

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From where do you have the visa requirement that a confirmed flight reservation is required? The EU regulations covering the Schengen agreement have no such requirement. –  Tor-Einar Jarnbjo Sep 17 at 8:56
    
@Tor-EinarJarnbjo is up to each Schengen country to issue or deny a visa. According to the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia you need to provide a confirmed flight reservation. Confirmed and paid are two different things, some travel agencies can provide a confirmed flight reservation with a deposit and a final higher price –  Guido Preite Sep 17 at 9:08

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Does this mean I have to reserve the tickets, pay and print the itinerary?

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  1. return-trip booking or ticket or proof of available means of personal transport

Checked the emabassy of France too

  1. Your travel itinerary : you MUST BOOK your airline ticket but do not purchase until the visa has been approved.

Considering both are Schengen countries, I would believe both would use the same rules. But you could always call up and confirm, which is a sure shot way for confirmation.

But as insurance is compulsory, you have no other way than to book the tickets.

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