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Services for foreign citizens

If you would like to travel to Italy, depending on your citizenship, the duration and purpose of your stay, a visa may be required before departure.

Do you need a visa? To find out whether you need to apply for a visa click here

For additional information on the individual types of visa please see below:

Please be reminded of the following list of documents to be provided, depending on yout application:

For tourism:

  • FLIGHT RESERVATIONS
  • HOTEL RESERVATION

For business:

  • FLIGHT RESERVATIONS
  • OFFICIAL BUSINESS INVITATION FROM ITALY

For study (less than 90 days):

  • FLIGHT RESERVATIONS
  • ENROLLMENT LETTER FROM THE ITALIAN SCHOOL

For study (more than 90 days):

  • ENROLLMENT LETTER FROM THE ITALIAN SCHOOL

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT, AT THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS PRESENTED WITH ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. IF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE NOT PRESENTED, THE APPLICANT WILL HAVE TO RESCHEDUELE A NEW APPOINTMENT.

We also recommend to carefully read our FAQ

Please note that visa officers may request additional documents at their discretion based on the interview with the applicant.

NEWS – Following the recent amendment to the Immigration Consolidation Act (“TUI” Legislative Decree 286/1998, article 26-bis), foreign nationals who intend to make an investment in Italy are allowed entry and stay in the country through a simplified procedure for the issuance of the visa. The “investor visa” is not subject to the annual limits on entries (“quotas”) referred to in the aforementioned Immigration Consolidation Act. For more information and submission of applications, please consult the website https://investorvisa.mise.gov.it/index.php/it/

For information on visas not listed on this page, please contact the Consular Office by e-mail: visas.newyork@esteri.it