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VISA REQUIREMENTS – TYPES OF VISAS:

TOURIST VISA

YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.

INCOMPLETE VISA APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT PROCESSING.

THE APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT AND LEGIBLE

Visa applicants must appear in person to submit their visa request.

Applicants must submit the following documents (2 sets of documents: 1 original plus 1 copy):

  • Passport or travel document accepted by the Schengen countries valid for a period of 3 months beyond the applicant's last day of stay abroad. The passport must have a blank page on which the visa will be affixed. (plus: copy of the official page with personal data and expiration date)

    In your passport, your complete birth date must be mentioned: day, month and year.
  • Proof of permanent residence in the United States: U.S. Alien Registration Card or valid longterm U.S. visa. U.S. visas B1/B2 visas are not acceptable for this purpose. (plus: copy of the residence card or the passport page with the longterm U.S. visa). The US residence permit or visa should be valid at least three months beyond the intended departure from the territory of the Schengen Member States.
  • One recent ICAO standard photograph: 45mm (1,77 inch) by 35mm (1,37 inch)  in size, full face, front view, color.
  • Students must have a valid I-20 Form and exchange visitors a valid I-66 Form
  • One Application form completely and clearly filled out.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the expenses of your planned stay (most recent bank statement/s) of saving, checking or travelers checks in an amount of approximately $100 per day for the total number of days of your stay.
  • Employment verification:

    a) Letter from employer, or letterhead, stating position, salary and that the vacation/leave has been approved. The letter must be signed and dated
    b) If you are self-employed, present the valid business license, certificate of incorporation, and latest tax return concerning business.
    c) If you are a student: a letter of full-time enrollment from the school, college or university
  • Round trip ticket/reservation
  • Lodging:

    a) If staying at hotels, present letter from travel agent or from hotel itself stating the reservation dates and confirmation number. The name of applicant/s must be mentioned on the reservation
    b) Rental agreement of vacation home
    c) If you have been invited to stay with an Italian citizen  or  a foreigner who resides in Italy, you must have that person fax directly to the Visa Office , prior to submitting your visa request, the Letter of Invitation also available in English. A copy of that persons’ document of identity must accompany the invitation:
    • A copy of the valid Permesso di Soggiorno (Permit of stay for foreigners) if the host is a foreigner.
    • A copy of a valid identification document if the host is an Italian citizen.

d) If you are travelling with an organized tour, present a letter from your travel agent stating that you are a member of the group, and a copy of the tour itinerary

  • In case of a minor applicant, one of the parents must submit the visa application on behalf of him or her (the minor does not have to come in the Visa Office) along with documents mentioned on n.1, 2, 4, 5, 6 (from parents), 7c), 8, 9,11,12,13 of this list of requirements
    The following documentation is also required:
    • authorization to travel abroad signed by both parents. The signatures must be authenticated by a Notary Public if he parents are in the United States, or by an Italian Embassy or Italian Consulate if the parents are outside the States
    • birth certificate translated in English, and the translation must be authenticated by the Consulate of the country of birth-notarized copies of both parents' picture I.D.
  • Proof of purchase of Worldwide Travel Insurance.
    Travel insurance can be purchased from a travel agent or online. Provide letter or certificate from insurance company showing coverage for medical expenses, hospitalization costs and repatriation for medical reasons, for the days you are  outside  the United States. Insurance coverage must not be less than 30,000 Euro (or $50,000).
  • Handling fee will be paid in exact amount in cash or money order upon presentation of the visa application regardless of the outcome of the request. (Exchange rate will be adjusted every three months.)
  • Please provide a self-addressed (from yourself–to yourself) pre-paid/stamped envelope (Express Mail, FedEx), if you wish to have your passport mailed back to you.

The Consular office will evaluate the documents submitted and may request additional ones at its discretion. Furthermore, you should also be aware that submitting the required documentation does not automatically guarantee the issuance of a visa.

Required documents are submitted in two (2) sets – one original and one copy – since immigration authorities abroad can ask you to show the documents that were submitted to obtain the visa.

According to art. 5, par. 2 of the Testo Unico (Unified Body of Laws) n. 286/98 and Law n. 68 of May 28,2007, upon your arrival in Italy you must report to the Border Authorities or, if you are coming from one of the Schengen Countries, you must report to the competent Questura (Police Department) within 8 (eight) working days of your entry in Italy.

STUDY VISA

YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.

INCOMPLETE VISA APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT PROCESSING.

THE APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT AND LEGIBLE.

Visa applicants must appear in person to submit their visa request.

Applicants must submit the following documents (2 sets of documents: 1 original plus 1 copy):

  • Passport or travel document accepted by the Schengen countries valid for a period of 3 months beyond the applicant's last day of stay abroad. The passport must have a blank page on which the visa will be affixed. (plus: copy of the official page with personal data and expiration date).
    In your passport, your complete birthdate must be mentioned: day, month and year.
  • Proof of permanent residence in the United States (only for non-U.S. citizens): U.S. Alien Registration Card or valid longterm U.S. visa. U.S. visas B1/B2 visas are not acceptable for this purpose. (plus: copy of the residence card or the passport page with the longterm U.S. visa)
  • One Application form completely and clearly filled out, to be signed by the applicant. Please use the proper application form : National Visa (more than 90 days) or Schengen Visa (up to 90 days)
  • One recent ICAO standard photograph: 45mm (1,77 inch) by 35mm (1,37 inch)  in size, full face, front view, color.
  • Complete documentation on the course or cultural program that will be attended. One of the following:
    • An official letter of acceptance from an Italian academic institution.
    • A letter of acceptance from an American academic institution stating that you have been accepted and admitted to its center in Italy. The letter must be addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Mission competent for territory of your official residence, and must indicate the address of the center in Italy, the period of study by date and bear the seal of that institution.
    • A letter of acceptance from an American academic institution providing for the Study Abroad Program, and a letter of acceptance from the accredited academic institution in Italy. Both letters must be addressed to the Visa Office of the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Mission competent for territory of your official residence, and must indicate the address of the center in Italy, the period of study by date and bear the seal of that institution.

      Students applying for full-time enrollment or “corsi singoli” at an Italian University, must first contact the Education Department of the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Mission competent for territory of their official residence.
      Visas will not be issued for private school programs in basic language instruction.
  • Financial guarantee must be presented in one of the following manners:
    • If you are financially responsible for yourself: present a letter or bank statement from your bank, on the bank’s letterhead, signed by a bank official and with a recent date, indicating account balance. (A minimum of $ 800.00 per each month of stay in Italy is required.).
    • If parents are financially responsible for you: present their Notarized Affidavit  stating their financial commitment for expenses incurred in Italy. A letter or bank statement from their bank, on the bank’s letterhead, signed by a bank official and with a recent date, indicating account balance. (A minimum of $ 800.00 per each month of stay in Italy is required.)
    • If your school or another institution is providing financial aid, present a letter from that institution’s Financial Advisor stating amount granted. (A minimum of $ 800.00 per each month of stay in Italy is required).
  • Health insurance coverage must be presented in one of the following manner:
    • A signed declaration from your health insurance company stating that you have a policy that will pay for medical expenses, emergency and hospital stays incurred in Italy during your period of stay there. The dates of the program must be mentioned.
    • If you cannot obtain the above mentioned declaration or do not have a health insurance policy, then you must show proof of purchase of an Italian health insurance, or present an Affidavit of Health Insurance Coverage stating that you will purchase an Italian insurance policy upon your arrival in Italy, before registering with the local Police Dept. (Questura).
  • Proof of suitable lodging
  • Round trip flight itinerary (for non-U.S. citizens)
  • Current document of identity (driver License, State I.D., student I.D.)
  • No handling fee applies.
  • Please provide a self-addressed pre-paid/stamped envelope (Express Mail, FedEx), if you wish to have your passport mailed back to you.

The Consular office will evaluate the documents submitted and may request additional ones at its discretion. Furthermore, you should also be aware that submitting the required documentation does not automatically guarantee the issuance of a visa.

Within 8 days of your arrival in Italy you must register with the Police Department (Questura) and obtain the Permesso di Soggiorno (Permit of stay for foreigners). You must present a copy of the documents that were submitted with your visa application bearing the seal of the Italian Diplomatic/Consular Mission.

BUSINESS VISA

YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
INCOMPLETE VISA APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT PROCESSING.
THE APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT AND LEGIBLE

Visa applicants must appear in person to submit their visa request.

Applicants must submit the following documents (2 sets of documents: 1 original plus 1 copy):

  • Passport or travel document accepted by the Schengen countries valid for a period of 3 months beyond the applicant's last day of stay abroad. The passport must have a blank page on which the visa will be affixed. (plus: copy of the official page with personal data and expiration date)
    In your passport, your complete birth date must be mentioned: day, month and year.
  • Proof of permanent residence in the United States: U.S. Alien Registration Card or valid longterm U.S. visa. U.S. visas B1/B2 visas are not acceptable for this purpose. (plus: copy of the residence card or the passport page with the longterm U.S. visa)
  • One recent ICAO standard photograph: 45mm (1,77 inch) by 35mm (1,37 inch)   in size, full face, front view, color.
  • One Application form completely and clearly filled out.
  • Letter from employer confirming employment (specify title and duties), detailing purpose of trip, giving the names & address/es of the company/ies that you will visit.
    If you are self-employed, present the valid business license, certificate of incorporation, and latest tax return concerning business.
  • Letter/s of invitation from the Italian company/ies
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the expenses of your planned stay (most recent bank statement/s) of saving, checking or travelers checks in an amount of approximately $100 per day for the total number of days of your stay
  • Round trip ticket/reservation
  • Lodging:
    a) If staying at hotels, present letter from travel agent or from hotel itself stating the reservation dates and confirmation number. The name of applicant/s must be mentioned on the reservation.
    b) If you have been invited to stay with an Italian citizen or a foreigner who resides in Italy, you must have that person fax directly to the Visa Office (fax #202.462.94.06), prior to submitting your visa request, the Letter of Invitation also available in English. A copy of that persons’ document of identity must accompany the invitation:
    • A copy of the valid Permesso di Soggiorno (Permit of stay for foreigners) if the host is a foreigner.
    • A copy of a valid identification document if the host is an Italian citizen.
  • Proof of purchase of Worldwide Travel Insurance.
    Travel insurance can be purchased from a travel agent or online. Provide letter or certificate from insurance company showing coverage for medical expenses, hospitalization costs and repatriation for medical reasons, for the days you are  outside  the United States. Insurance coverage must not be less than 30,000 Euro (or $50,000).
  • Handling fee will be paid in exact amount in cash or money order upon presentation of the visa application regardless of the outcome of the request. (Exchange rate will be adjusted every three months.)
  • Please provide a self-addressed (from yourself–to yourself) pre-paid/stamped envelope (Express Mail, FedEx), if you wish to have your passport mailed back to you.

The Consular office will evaluate the documents submitted and may request additional ones at its discretion. Furthermore, you should also be aware that submitting the required documentation does not automatically guarantee the issuance of a visa.

Required documents are submitted in two (2) sets – one original and one copy – since immigration authorities abroad can ask you to show the documents that were submitted to obtain the visa.

According to art. 5, par. 2 of the Testo Unico (Unified Body of Laws) n. 286/98 and Law n. 68 of May 28,2007, upon your arrival in Italy you must report to the Border Authorities or, if you are coming from one of the Schengen Countries, you must report to the competent Questura (Police Department) within 8 (eight) working days of your entry in Italy.

AIRPORT TRANSIT VISA

YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
INCOMPLETE VISA APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT PROCESSING.
THE APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT AND LEGIBLE

Visa applicants must appear in person to submit their visa request.

Applicants must submit the following documents (2 sets of documents: 1 original plus 1 copy):

  • Passport or travel document accepted by the Schengen countries valid for a period of 3 months beyond the applicant's last day of stay abroad. The passport must have a blank page on which the visa will be affixed. (plus: copy of the official page with personal data and expiration date)
    In your passport, your complete birth date must be mentioned: day, month and year.
  • Proof of permanent residence in the United States: U.S. Alien Registration Card or valid longterm U.S. visa. U.S. visas B1/B2 visas are acceptable for this purpose. (plus: copy of the residence card or the passport page with the longterm U.S. visa)
  • One recent ICAO standard photograph: 45mm (1,77 inch) by 35mm (1,37 inch) in size, full face, front view, color.
  • Students must have a valid I-20 Form and exchange visitors a valid I-66 Form
  • One Application form completely and clearly filled out.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the expenses of your planned stay (most recent bank statement/s) of saving, checking or travelers checks in an amount of approximately $100 per day for the total number of days of your stay
  • Employment verification:
    a) Letter from employer, or letterhead, stating position, salary and that the vacation/leave has been approved. The letter must be signed and dated
    b) If you are self-employed, present the valid business license, certificate of incorporation, and latest tax return concerning business.
    c) If you are a student: a letter of full-time enrollment from the school, college or university
  • Round trip ticket/reservation
  • In case of a minor applicant, one of the parents must submit the visa application on behalf of him or her (the minor does not have to come in the Visa Office) along with documents mentioned on n.1, 2, 4, 5, 6 (from parents), 7c), 8, 9,11,12,13 of this list of requirements
    The following documentation is also required:
    • authorization to travel abroad signed by both parents. The signatures must be authenticated by a Notary Public if he parents are in the United States, or by an Italian Embassy or Italian Consulate if the parents are outside the States
    • birth certificate translated in English, and the translation must be authenticated by the Consulate of the country of birth-notarized copies of both parents' picture I.D.
  • Proof of purchase of Worldwide Travel Insurance.
    Travel insurance can be purchased from a travel agent or online. Provide letter or certificate from insurance company showing coverage for medical expenses, hospitalization costs and repatriation for medical reasons, for the days you are  outside  the United States. Insurance coverage must not be less than 30,000 Euro (or $50,000).
  • Handling fee will be paid in exact amount in cash or money order upon presentation of the visa application regardless of the outcome of the request. (Exchange rate will be adjusted every three months.)
  • Please provide a self-addressed pre-paid/stamped envelope (Express Mail, FedEx), if you wish to have your passport mailed back to you.

The Consular office will evaluate the documents submitted and may request additional ones at its discretion. Furthermore, you should also be aware that submitting the required documentation does not automatically guarantee the issuance of a visa.

Required documents are submitted in two (2) sets – one original and one copy – since immigration authorities abroad can ask you to show the documents that were submitted to obtain the visa.

According to art. 5, par. 2 of the Testo Unico (Unified Body of Laws) n. 286/98 and Law n. 68 of May 28,2007, upon your arrival in Italy you must report to the Border Authorities or, if you are coming from one of the Schengen Countries, you must report to the competent Questura (Police Department) within 8 (eight) working days of your entry in Italy.