Italian Visa Application Centers may have suspended the acceptance of documents for issuing visas due to the decision of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
Earlier it became known about the suspension of the acceptance of documents for visas by Italian visa centers due to problems with accepting payments for the consular fee. This was explained by the fact that Intesa Bank cannot accept and process payments of this kind.
withdraw money from accounts. That is, Italian diplomats from Russia can receive payment, but they are not able to use the account.
It is assumed that there are several options for resuming the process of accepting documents for visas: The Consulate General can resume accepting payments to the frozen account; if possible, accept the fee through the Consulate in St. Petersburg (uses a different payment system); organize the collection so that it goes directly to Italy.