Visa Information
Passport requirements

All nationals require a valid passport.

Only exception are nationals of the following countries who may also present an alternative document of identification instead of a passport: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Mentioned validity: beyond the validity of the visa required

Visa requirements
Who does not require a visa?
Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa when entering as a tourist:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, England UK, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Northern Ireland, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vatican City, Venezuela.

Required documents for visa application
Tourist Visa:
  • Application form
  • 1 Passport-size photo
  • Valid passport with 1 full blank page
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for stay
1) Student: a) Full medical insurance to cover period of stay. b) Letter from Italian university addressed to the Italian Consulate General confirming acceptance of the application, explaining details of the course (duration, programme etc). c) Letter of reference from UK university confirming applicant's status. 2) Proof of accommodation. 3) Proof of occupation.
Validity of Visa
  • Tourist Visa: 90 days.
  • Student Visa: 90 days.
Costs of Visa
  • Student Visa: 60 EUR
Short-stay: (for up to 30 days) / (for over 30 days). Note: Spouses and children of EU nationals and nationals of some other countriescan obtain a visa free of charge on presentation of relevant documentation.
Time required to issue visa
  • Tourist Visa: 2 days
  • Student Visa: 2 days
Embassy contact information
  • Embassy of Italy in England UK: 
  • Embassy of Italy in USA: 
  • Embassy of Italy in Australia: 
  • Embassy of Italy in Canada: 

All information on this page has been carefully investigated. However visa requirements change frequently and the information is provided without any guarantee.
Before departure it is recommended to check the website of the embassy. For further questions regarding visa requirements contact directly the embassy of Italy in your country.
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