Visa request

All for­eign­ers intend­ing to enter Italy must pro­vide the doc­u­men­ta­tion required to jus­tify the rea­sons and dura­tion of their stay as well as, in some pre­scribed cases, the avail­abil­ity of ade­quate eco­nomic means and lodging.

In some cases you need a visa, appli­ca­tion for which can be made at the Ital­ian Diplo­matic and Con­sular Rep­re­sen­ta­tions in your coun­try of residence.

Do you need a visa? Visit the web site to:

  • find out whether, depend­ing on your cit­i­zen­ship, coun­try of long-​term res­i­dence, and the dura­tion and rea­sons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Italy.
  • find out which doc­u­ments are required in order to apply for your visa.


We strongly sug­gest that you fill the request form in due time, con­sid­er­ing that all the pro­ce­dure to obtain the visa may require a longer time espe­cially for Chi­nese participants

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on entrance visas for Italy and the Schen­gen area click here.