• A single entry visa allows a visa holder to enter the Schengen countries only once and the visa expires as soon as the visa holder leaves the country. Whereas, a multiple visa allows its holder to enter and leave a Schengen country multiple times.

• Generally, the visa process takes a week to 20 days or beyond depending on the process time of embassy.

• Not all the UK residents need to apply for an Italian Schengen visa, as only the non-UK citizens with the UK ‘s residency permit need an Italian Schengen visa to travel to the Schengen zone.

• No, the application fee is nonrefundable in every case, either its cancellation or rejection of the visa application.

• Yes, you can reapply once you receive an intimation from embassy about the rejection.

• No, The Embassy/consulate issues visa not just for Italy but for the entire Schengen area allowing a visa holder to visit any of the 26 member countries being the part of the Schengen agreement.