The application for the obtainment of the visa is carried out when the applicant is still outside Italy. Once the investor visa authorization and the actual visa has been approved and then stamped on the applicant's passport by the competent Italian Embassy/Consulate in the applicant's foreign country of residence, the applicant shall necessarily enter Italy to complete the process of obtainment of the residence permit. The processing timing of the application might be affected by the current situation but we still do not know the real impact that it may have on visa issuance's timing.
Will I be required to travel to Italy in person to complete my investor visa application of Italy?
I am preparing my application for the investor visa of Italy. However, I am concerned about the impact of the coronavirus spread in Italy. Will I be required to travel to Italy in this process? Also, could the virus outbreak cause any delay in the adjudication of my application?
There is no need to apply in person, you must create your personal account on the Ministry portal; fill in the forms (contact details, CV, selection of investment) and upload the required attachments (passport, proof of financial resources, criminal record, and other suitable documentation); download the final declaration, and validate it by electronic signature, and submit it.