Italian Visa System

Italian Visa System for non-EU nationals 

The Italian Visa System is regulated by:

  1. Acquis Shengen: the convention implementing the Shengen Agreement of 14 June 1985 between the Governments of the States of the Benelux Economic Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the gradual abolition of their common boarders
  2. Legislative Decree 286/1998 (Testo Unico Sull’Immigrazione)Consolidated act of provisions concerning regulations on immigration and rules about the conditions of aliens in Italy

The Italian Visa System includes the below categories:

  • Short-term stay visas, valid for stays up to 90 days
  • Long-term stay visas, valid for stays exceeding the 90 days

Short Term Stay Visas (Uniform Schengen Visa – USV):

  • Businessreleased to foreign nationals  coming to Italy to perform business activities (meetings, negotiations, training sessions)
  • Tourist:  released to foreign nationals  coming to Italy  for purposes of tourism and leasure
  • Study: released to foreign nationals  who intend to study in Italy among recognised educational establishment
  • Adoption: released to foreign nationals who have been adopted in Italy
  • Medical Care: released to foreign nationals  coming to Italy  for undertaking medical treatments in a public or private clinic
  • Mission: released to foreign nationals  coming to Italy for reasons connected to his/her public role
  • Religous Reasons: released to foreign nationals  coming to Italy for participating to pilgrimages or for worship reasons
  • Sports Competitions: released to foreign nationals  coming to Italy for participating into sport competitions

Long Term Stay Visas (National Visa):

  • Workreleased to foreign nationals  coming to Italy on the basis of a work contract with an Italian company

    • Intra Company transferee — for intra company transfers of highly specialized workers/executives or trainees
    • Blue Card — for the local  hiring of highly specialized workers or executives
  • Family Reasons: released to foreign nationals who requires to join a close relative living in Italy on the long term
    • Visa for family members, accompanying a foreigner who has already obtained a “D” visa to Italy
    • Visa for family members of a foreigner already living in Italy
  • Elective Residency: released to foreign nationals who intend to move their residency to Italy.
  • Investor visa: released to foreign nationals who intend to invest in a business in Italy
  • Italy Startup Visa:  addressed to foreign enterpreneurs who wish to open an innovative startup in Italy, which is strongly tied with innovation and technology
  • Internship Visa: released to foreign nationals moving to Italy on the basis of a training project in a company.
  • Mission: released to foreign nationals  coming to Italy for reasons connected to his/her public role
  • Religous Reasons: released to foreign nationals  coming to Italy for participating to pilgrimages or for worship reasons
  • Re-Entry Visa: released to foreign nationals who had been holding a resident permit for Italy, but has lost it for whatsoever reasons, and requires to return to the country

 

Do you need a visa to Italy?

Citizens of some countries don’t require a visa for stays up to 90 days depending on the country of origin . For the updated list of counties please visit  Do you need visa?

 

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