Visa Information

Information about different Italy VISA types, document requirements for the application, visa fees and application form.

Depending on the purpose of your travel to Italy, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occassion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Italy Schengen Visa, accordingly.  You can apply for an Italian Schengen Visa since October 1997 when Italy as a Member State of the European Union also became a member state of the Schengen Area. 


General required documents for Italy Visa Application:

  • >>Download the Italy Visa application form, fill it completely and with sincerity. You can also fill the Italy Visa application form electronically and then print a hard-copy;

  • >>2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background. Learn more about photo requirements and specifications for an Italian Visa;

  • >>Your passport and copies of your previous visas – valid for at least 3 months beyond return date – are required. Your passport must have at least two blank pages;

  • >>A copy of your return-ticket reservation. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required;

  • >>Travel medical insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within Italy and the entire Schengen area;

  • >>A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Italy and itinerary;

  • >>Flight ticket reservation (if applicable);

  • >>Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable);

  • >>Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in Italy.

Means of subsistence – Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, the following are the required amounts of means of subsistence needed to be attested by a foreigner, at the moment applying for an Italian Visa to an Italian Embassy or Consulate:

For stays up to 5 days: The overall amount is 269.60€ /person and 212.81 /two and more persons.

For stays 6-10 days: The daily amount is 44.93€ /person and 26.33€ /two and more persons.

For stays 11-20 days: The overall amount is 51.64€/person and 25.82€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 36.67€/person and 22.21€/ two and more persons.

For stays over 20 days: The overall amount is 206.58€/person and 118.79€/ two and more persons, plus the daily amount is 27.89€/person and 17,04/ two and more persons.

For more information, please contact the local Italy Embassy in your country.

Alternatively, participants may ask their travel agents to arrange their travel to Italy and obtain a tourist visa irrespective of whether or not they have registered with the Conference Secretariat. If participants have any difficulties in obtaining their visa, they should contact the Conference Secretariat.