Planning a trip to the beauteous, exciting and intriguing Italy? It is one of the most visited countries in Europe, famed for its ancient art, history, culture, food, music, fashion, and the list is endless. If you are planning to visit the country, you need to apply for an Italy visa first! Read on to find out all the vital information about the Italy visa process that Holidayme offers.
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How to get a visa to Italy:Since Italy is part of the European Union, and a member state of the Schengen Area, you will have to apply for an Italian Schengen Visa. The process is similar to applying for visas for other countries. Two city-states that are located within Italy, but governed as a country by their own internal laws include the Vatican City and San Marino, which also fall within the Schengen Area and can be visited on your Italy visa. Although we hope you are going to Italy purely for holiday purposes, there are business visas and medical visas as well, depending upon your reason of visiting. Planning to visit Milan? Here’s your two day Milan itinerary.
Countries that can enter Italy visa-free:Now, getting a visa for Italy is not very hard. Citizens of countries such as Albania, Australia, the European Union, Japan, Hong Kong, Chile, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Canada, Venezuela, the United States, Argentina and Mexico as well as several others do not need to apply for visa, as long as they do not stay over 90 days. There are some rules and regulations attached to these conditions, of course, such as citizens from countries such as Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania are exempt from visa processing only if their passports contain biometric data. Citizens from San Marino, the Holy See and Switzerland do not require a visa in any case, for entering Italy and can stay for as long as they wish. Citizens of other countries would be required to apply for a Schengen (short-stay) visa. For more information about which countries need to apply for the visa, visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy. Need some amazing reasons to visit Italy? Click here and get surprised!
Documents required for Italy visit visa:For getting an Italy Visa, you need to submit some documents, such as:
- A duly filled Italy Visa application form (soft copy or hard copy)
- A cover letter stating purpose of visit
- 2 passport photos (light background)
- Passport, which should be valid for at least 3 months beyond return date, is required
- A copy of return flight ticket
- A copy of Travel Medical Insurance
- Proof of having adequate financial means for the period of stay in Italy
- Proof of accommodation for entire stay period
- Proof of civil status (ration card, marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse)