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Italy Visa and Passport Requirements

Italy is one of the participating Schengen countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein) that have agreed to allow free movement of their citizens within this area as a single country. A Schengen Visa is issued by the authorities to the interested party for travelling to and within the Schengen Area. EU nationals from countries within Schengen borders don’t need visas for visits to Italy but need a permit to if they plan to stay more than 90 days.The citizens of countries which do not fall in the list of Schengen countries, however, have to apply for a visa. 

There are two main categories of visas: Short-stay visas that are applicable for visits of up to 90 days. While the long-stay visas are valid for more than 90 days. 
Documentation required for a visa application depends on the purpose of your visit to Italy. Keep the following documents handy, while applying for visa:

1. A passport that has validity of at least three months. 
2. Few passport-size photographs on a white background.

You may or may not require following documents but it is advisable to keep them handy - Proof of residence, Proof or travel arrangements showing your name and exact dates of entry into and exit from Italy, Proof of financial resources etc. 

Please remember that the immigration law changes quite often, so you should cross-check any information before sending out your applications. Contact your local immigration office to make sure you are aware of ALL the necessary documents. For more detailed information, please visit the Italian government website.

Italy is one of the participating Schengen countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, N...

How to Reach Italy

By Air

The Italian capital, Rome, is served by two airports and connects Italy to the rest of the world. Alitalia is the national airline of Italy that links Italy to more than 100 destinations across the world. Several European low-cost airlines offer flights to/from and within Italy. The larger airports are, of course, served by the major European airlines, with Rome being the main international gateway into the country. So...

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